Lori Norton, a deputy county administrator in Sonoma County, has been hired by Calaveras County to oversee county agencies as its top administrative officer.

The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors voted 4-0 in closed session Tuesday to hire the veteran government administrator.

Norton, who will receive an annual salary of $168,105, is expected to start her new job on May 20.

Norton has spent more than 25 years as a government administrator, working for two cities and three counties. She moved to Santa Rosa seven years ago from Ventura County.

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State scientists are seeking help with data collection and other activities, as well as observational accounts, photos and videos related to the urchin barren. Shared images and information should, if possible, include the date, location and depth at which they were acquired. Contact Cynthia Catton at Cynthia.Catton@wildlife.ca.gov or 875-2072.