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Adam Crook Appointed as New County Counsel

Adam Crook Appointed as New County Counsel
Adam Crook

IMPERIAL COUNTY — Attorney Adam Crook was appointed to the position of county counsel by the Imperial County Board of Supervisors during a special meeting Feb. 14.

Crook replaces Sarah Sauer, who announced her resignation effective April 9. Crook will assume the role effective immediately, working with Sauer during a transition period through April 9, according to a press release from the county executive office.

Crook joined the county counsel’s office in 2014 as deputy county counsel I in which he provided legal representation to the board of supervisors, county departments and special districts. He continued to work his way through the county counsel department ranks and was appointed assistant county counsel on Oct. 8. 

“I am honored to accept the position of county counsel. Sarah has been an outstanding mentor and leader in our office, and I am extremely thankful for the guidance and leadership she has provided to the county counsel’s office over the years,” Crook stated in the press release.

“I am looking forward to working with Sarah during this transition period so that we continue to provide outstanding legal representation to the board and county departments,” he added.

Sauer was only recently appointed county counsel on Oct. 1. She had previously worked for the county counsel’s office under Kathleen Turner, who stepped down from the position after several years on the job.

“I am very appreciative to the Board of Supervisors and the county counsel’s office for the opportunity to have served the County of Imperial; however, there have been some unforeseen personal circumstances that have developed requiring that I step down at this time,” Sauer stated in a press release regarding her resignation.

“The Board of Supervisors wish to thank Ms. Sauer for her service to the county during the past four and a half years and are pleased to welcome Mr. Crook to his new position that he has prepared for during his time with the county. … I am thankful for Ms. Sauer’s commitment to the county and her willingness to assist us during this transition period,” board Chairman and District 2 Supervisor Luis A. Plancarte stated in the release.

This story is featured in the Feb 20, 2020 e-Edition.

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