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Rocklin hires new city attorney

By: Brody Fernandez Of Gold Country Media
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Rocklin now has a new city attorney as Rocklin City Council unanimously appointed Sheri Chapman, a Rocklin resident, on Tuesday during the council meeting.

“We had a number of candidates that we had an opportunity to interview for this position,“ Mayor Ken Broadway said. “The council made a selection that we felt would make a great fit for our community and then made negotiations with Sheri Chapman.”  

The term is for four years, beginning this Oct. 1 and ending Sept. 30, 2022. The proposed salary is $201,960 annually with no automatic increases, along with all benefits and a PERS retirement package.

“She (Chapman) is very professional and she rose to the top as far as the other candidates,” Councilman Scott Yuill said. “This makes Rocklin that much better.”

Vice-Mayor Joe Patterson stressed the job’s importance.

“(Chapman) will not only provide great representation for the city but also for the residents of Rocklin,” Patterson said. “I’m looking forward to working with her.”

According to Rocklin officials, Chapman most recently served Placer County as interim director of human resources, taking on that management role after vacating her previous position as deputy county counsel.

Chapman was also Nevada County’s assistant county counsel and Sacramento’s senior deputy

city attorney.

Chapman addressed council and the public by showing her lighter side.

“Lawyers don't often turn down the opportunity to talk. Thank you. I just want to tell you I am so excited to have the opportunity to serve this great community and to work with each of you,” Chapman said. “Rocklin is a beautiful community and I look forward to getting to know this community better. Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity.”