County Counsel Profiles
Deputy County Counsel
Shellie Clack joined the office in 2005 and currently provides advisory and litigation services concerning planning, zoning, land division and California Environmental Quality Act matters for the First, Second and Third Supervisoral Districts. She has drafted a number of the County’s ordinances, including Ordinance No. 578 which sets forth the procedures to establish Historical Districts within Riverside County. Since 2009, Ms. Clack has served as the legal advisor to the Planning Commission. She also served as the legal advisor to the Assessment Appeals Board from 2006-2009.
Most recently, Ms. Clack served as general counsel to the County’s Economic Development Agency and the Redevelopment Agency for the County of Riverside. She provided contract and advisory services concerning all aspects of redevelopment law, most notably real property transactions, disposition and development agreements, loan and funding agreements. Ms. Clack played an important role in developing the legal documents for the County’s Neighborhood Stabilization Program that allocated over $50 million.
Prior to joining the office, Ms. Clack was part of San Diego County’s Office of Strategy and Intergovernmental Affairs where she assisted in forming San Diego’s federal and state legislative platforms and advocating San Diego County’s position on pending legislation.
Ms. Clack also spent many years as a senior campaign coordinator and successfully coordinated various land use measures including No on I, a re-zoning measure in Huntington Beach and Yes on C, which revitalized San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter and played a critical part in the construction of San Diego’s Petco Park.
Ms. Clack began her public service career in the office of California Assemblywoman Charlene Zettel. She helped establish the Assemblywoman’s district office and served as her lead policy aide for the areas of education, health, senior issues and public safety.
Ms. Clack received her J.D. from California Western School of Law and a B.A. from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
Ms. Clack is admitted to practice in all state courts and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California.