Geri Byrne

Modoc County Supervisor, District 5
Member, Golden State Natural Resources

Supervisor Geri Byrne represents District 5 of the Modoc County Board of Supervisors. She was first elected to the Modoc County Board of Supervisors in 2010 and was appointed to the GSNR Board of Directors in 2022.

Although Byrne grew up in the Bay Area, she was an active 4-H member, raised sheep and cattle, and developed a passion for agriculture and natural resources. She graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 1978 with a BS in Animal Science and moved to Modoc County and became actively involved in her late husband’s family cattle ranch. Through her involvement with the historic ranch, started in the 1800’s, she became actively involved in natural resource issues at the local, regional and state level.

Additional community involvement includes 20 years on the Tulelake Butte Valley Fair Board, a term on the California Farm Bureau Board, serving on the Modoc Williamson Act Committee, Vice President and Board member of the United States Border Collie Handlers Association and serving on the Shasta Regional Community Foundation grant committee.

Upon her late husband’s death, she ran for County Supervisor and has spent the last 12 years advocating for water, forest health and other natural resource issues. She has been an active member of the Modoc County/Modoc National Forest Coordination Committee, advocating for local input and better resource management. She has worked on water issues in the Klamath Basin since the early 90’s and is currently part of a 3 County/2 State committee that is working with the various Federal Agencies to bring about better solutions to the water crisis. Additional Board committees include Budget, Salary Review, Code Enforcement, and Groundwater.