Gov. Brown appoints new DMV executives

Governor Jerry Brown made several appointments to the Department of Motor Vehicles this week, including the permanent appointment¬†of acting director Jean Shimoto as Director. The Governor chose Hugo Lopez to serve as Chief Deputy Director, and Mike McGowan, a 21-year veteran Yolo County supervisor, to helm Strategic Planning and Policy. Finally, attorney David Harris was appointed Chief Counsel though like Ms. Shimoto, already¬†had been serving in that capacity. Below, former DMV Director George Valverde is presented a resolution recognizing his years of public service.