Dan O’Connell of Colusa, California was Colusa County Assessor since January 1, 1982 and retired on December 30, 2006. Dan brings a tremendous amount of enthusiasm and professionalism to the California Rangeland Trust Board. Dan is very active in the ranching community as a long time member of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, California Cattlemen’s Association and serving as the current vice president of the Glenn-Colusa Cattlemen’s Association. In addition, Dan has worked many years with farm youth groups including 4-H, FFA and the junior livestock committee among others. Most notably, he was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the Colusa County Fair Board and was instrumental in establishing the Williamson Act on the valley floor in Colusa County. Now that Dan is retired, he is finally living out his lifelong dream of ranching full time. Dan and his wife, Barbara, live on their ranch in Colusa County where they raise Black Angus cattle, tree fruit, and rice.