Local Agency Formation Commission


Welcome to the Sierra County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo). LAFCo is a state-mandated agency responsible for coordinating logical and timely changes in local governmental boundaries, conducting special studies that review ways to reorganize, simplify, and streamline governmental structure, and preparing a sphere of influence for each city and special district within Sierra County.

Efforts & Authority

The commission’s efforts are directed toward seeing that services are provided efficiently and economically, while agricultural and open-space lands are protected. To better inform itself and the community as it seeks to exercise its charge, Sierra County LAFCo must conduct service reviews to evaluate the provision of municipal services within each district. Sierra County LAFCo has authority over:

  • Boundary changes
  • Sphere of influence studies
  • Service reviews
  • Initiation of special district consolidations
  • Out-of-agency service agreements
  • Adoption of local policies

Notices & Meeting Agendas

  1. Sierra LAFCO Special Meeting Agenda: July 19, 2023
  2. Notice of Public Member Vacancy: June 6, 2023
  3. Application for Public Member Vacancy, June 6, 2023


Sierra LAFCo is a five (5) member public board and a governmental agency that is independent of county government, consisting of: two (2) members of the Sierra County Board of Supervisors, two (2) members of the Loyalton City Council, and one (1) public member appointed by the rest of the Commission (plus alternate members of each).  Current commissioners are listed in the table below.

Sierra LAFCo Commissioners
Paul Roen
ChairSierra County Board of Supervisors
Sharon DrydenCommissionerSierra County Board of Supervisors
Lee AdamsAlternate CommissionerSierra County Board of Supervisors
Dorie GaynerCommissionerCity of Loyalton
Joy MarkemCommissionerCity of Loyalton
Bill MerttonAlternate CommissionerCity of Loyalton
Andy GenasciPublic MemberCounty Resident
 VacantPublic Member Alternate
County Resident

Recent Projects

Annexation Resolution 2018-01  
SCFPD# 1 Executive Officer Report with SOI & MSR
Resolution # 2018-0001 approving MSR  
Resolution # 2018-0002 Approving SOI   
Resolution # 2018-0003 Approving Annexation