Taft City Councilman elected to post on March 18


Taft City Councilman Paul Linder was elected chairman of the Kern Council of Governments Board of Directors at its March 18 meeting

Linder was appointed to the KernCOG Board last fall and is in his second term on the board.

He will head the board, which consists of representatives of Kern County’s 11 incorporated cities and two representatives from the Kern.

Steve Morgan from Ridgecrest is the vice chair.

Linder is in his second term on the Taft City Council (He was elected in 2002 and reelected in 2006) and is a former mayor.

He is director of transportation services for the Kern County Superintendent. He has spent most of his career in school transportation.

He was director of Maintenance, Operations, and Transportation Services for the Taft Union High School District prior to joining the KCSOS.