Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, proudly serves the residents of the 5th Supervisorial District — the county’s largest — spanning 2,800 square miles, which includes 22 cities and 70 unincorporated communities in the Antelope, San Gabriel, San Fernando, Crescenta, and Santa Clarita Valleys.
Kathryn was born and raised in the 5th District and comes from a family with deep roots in public service in Los Angeles County. She is married to a retired sheriff’s deputy and lives in the San Gabriel Valley.
Dedicated to providing effective, responsive representation to the residents of Los Angeles County, Kathryn began her career in public service as a college intern in the office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and rose to become his chief deputy in 2001, where she served until her election to the Board of Supervisors in November 2016.
During the course of her county career as chief policy adviser on health, mental health, social services, and children’s issues, Kathryn ensured efficient and effective services and programs to significantly improve the quality of life for foster children, seniors, veterans, those with disabilities, and those with mental illness.
Committed to keeping our neighborhoods and communities safe, she has worked with state and federal leaders and our county district attorney, sheriff, and other law enforcement agencies to implement tough laws and vital public safety initiatives.
She is an advocate for the environment and efforts to preserve open space, enhance parks, trails, recreational programs and facilities, as well as libraries and after-school programs to serve local communities.
With a strong sense of fiscal responsibility, Kathryn is dedicated to providing vital county services while protecting financial resources as a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars.
Supervisor Barger serves on boards for Metrolink, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the North County Transportation Coalition, the High Desert Corridor Joint Powers Authority, the National Association of Counties’ Large Urban County Caucus, the Southern California Association of Governments, the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, the California State Association of Counties, the Local Agency Formation Commission, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Countywide Criminal Justice Coordination Committee, and the California Identification System Remote Access Network.