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County to explore non-profit model for museum

A woman in an orange sweater stands outside a county museum.
Mendocino County Museum Administrator Karen Mattson at the county museum last year.

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously last week to look into funding the county museum through a non-profit model, in hopes of expanding fundraising opportunities and freeing up some of the bureaucratic constraints currently in place on the museum.

Museum Administrator Karen Mattson advocated for the model in Kern county and elsewhere, where the county would retain ownership of the collections but administration would be through a foundation.

Local historians spoke in favor of the proposal.

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Sarah Reith came to Mendocino County in 2008 and worked as a reporter and freelancer, joining KZYX as a community news reporter in 2017. She became the KZYX News Director in March, 2023.