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Councilmember Courtney Henderson


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Courtney Henderson ran for office on the platform of improving overall community health and long-term resiliency after having worked throughout the U.S., India and Africa in the public health and energy sectors. One reason she ran for office, Henderson said, is to create a small-business taskforce involving people from diverse sectors. This helps build solutions for everyone, she said. Active in community events and a technical adviser for the Sierra Busines Council, she holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Cornell University, a master’s in public health from Brown University, and a doctorate in public health from UC Berkeley. After serving a year as vice mayor, Henderson was named mayor in December 2021.

Day job: Senior management consultant, ILLUME Advising LLC, a company offering energy services strategies and business initiative research for utility clients.

First elected: November 2020

Town Council assignments: Legislative Correspondence (alternate), League of California Cities liaison, Mayor/Manager Meeting (alternate), Truckee River Basin Water Group, Nevada County Economic Resource Council.

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The Truckee Town Council unanimously approved Courtney Henderson as the new mayor of Truckee in its last session of 2020. Henderson served as vice mayor in 2021 and will take over for former mayor Anna Klovstad, who will continue to serve as a councilmember.
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Truckee Town Council Meeting
Tuesday December 12 2023   5:00 PM