Yolo County Supervisor Lucas Frerichs represents District 2, including the cities of Davis and Winters, the campus of the University of California at Davis, and the rural land of southwestern Yolo County. Lucas joined the Board of Supervisors in January 2023 after being elected by the District 2 voters in June 2022.
Lucas earlier served as Mayor and City Council Member for the City of Davis from 2012-22. He is a leading regional voice for smart growth, multi-modal transportation, public safety, economic development and environmental sustainability.
Lucas recently served as Board Chair of the 31-member Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) and serves on the boards (and is former Board Chair) of the following agencies: Capitol Corridor JPA (Amtrak California), Yolo County Transportation District (Yolobus), Valley Clean Energy (VCE)-Yolo County’s local clean power provider, and the Yolo Habitat Conservancy.
Lucas’ work in public service began as a longtime staffer in the California State Assembly- working for four separate Assemblymembers. With fifteen years of experience working in the State Capitol, Lucas most recently worked as Associate Director of State Policy for The Nature Conservancy, where he was responsible for advocating on behalf of the environment before the California State Legislature and numerous state agencies.
Lucas spent nearly a decade advocating for affordable housing throughout Davis and Yolo County as President of Yolo Mutual Housing Association (now Mutual Housing California). During his tenure, the nonprofit association created affordable rental housing for 450 residents. Lucas previously served on the Board of the Davis Food Co- op and the regionally recognized Yolo Basin Foundation. He is a proud member of the Davis Sunrise Rotary Club.
In 2018, the Sacramento Business Journal named Lucas as one of its annual “40 Under 40” young professionals, and in 2021, Sacramento Magazine named Lucas one of the Sacramento Area’s Top 100 Professionals.
He received a B.A. in government from California State University, Sacramento, and earned a certificate in land use and environmental planning from UC Davis. In 2022 he earned his Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
He lives in central Davis with his wife, Stacie, who is Executive Director of the Davis Arts Center. They enjoy the antics of their frisky pup, Berryessa.