July 7, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Sarah Henry, Public Information Officer, 510-747-4714
Alameda Resident Jane Sullwold Appointed to Alameda County Civil Grand Jury
Alameda resident Jane Sullwold was appointed to the Alameda County Civil Grand Jury after being nominated earlier this year by Alameda City Councilmember Marilyn Ezzy Ashcraft.
The Civil Grand Jury is an arm to the court authorized to investigate local government for the purpose of ensuring that public agencies are working in the best interest of the public, and are doing so effectively and economically. Its independence gives the Grand Jury a unique role in promoting local government accountability.
Ms. Sullwold has been appointed to a one-year term (July 1-June 30) on the 19-member Civil Grand Jury. The Grand Jury has broad authority as a “Citizens’ Watchdog” group to examine local government agencies operating within Alameda County.
Citizens alleging government waste or misconduct by government officials may submit confidential complaints to the Grand Jury. The Grand Jury investigates and, if necessary, recommends corrective action.
The City of Alameda is honored to have one of its residents serve on the Alameda County Civil Grand Jury. For more information please visit www.acgov.org/grandjury.