Stacy Corless has called the Sierra Nevada home for 25 years and is happy to be on the SBC team, working to advance policy to secure the economic, environmental, and social well-being of the region. Prior to SBC, she was elected to two terms on the Mono County Board of Supervisors. During her tenure on the board, she served as an officer at the Rural County Representatives of California and on the Executive Committee of the state’s Wildfire and Forest Resilience Task Force, roles that helped her gain knowledge and insight on key issues impacting the Sierra, including wildfire resilience, outdoor recreation, and public lands stewardship, and helped her build strong relationships with state and local government leaders across California.
Stacy’s professional background prior to public service is in communications and conservation, earned during 15 years as a nonprofit executive director, writer, publisher, teacher, and entrepreneur. She is passionate about lifting the voices and advocating for the needs of this region and its communities.
Growing up in the high desert of Los Angeles County, Stacy took many ski trips to Mammoth Lakes with her family. She returned to the Eastern Sierra after earning a Master of Arts degree at UC Berkeley. Stacy, her husband Ron, and their dog spend as much time as they can out on the trails of the Inyo National Forest, and Stacy manages to get in at least one trans-Sierra hike every summer.
Stacy is also on the board of directors of two nonprofits, Eastern Sierra Conservation Corps and Mono Arts Council.