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Condit wraps up year as Board of Supervisors’ chairman
• Grewal handed gavel for 2024
Condit and Grewal
Supervisor Channce Condit recently handed over the chairman’s gavel to Mani Grewal. - photo by Contributed to the Courier

Supervisor Channce Condit concluded his year as chairman of the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors by recounting the progress made in 2023.

Earlier this month, Condit stepped down as chairman, a role that falls to District Supervisor 4 Mani Grewal.

“I have very big shoes to fill,” said Grewal. “Channce did a superb job making sure that the meetings were ran well, keeping us updated on issues he thought the entire board needed to know, working with staff and just making the county a huge success in 2023.”

Condit joked that “the only reason I have big shoes to fill is because I wear a size 13.”

“This year was significant for many reasons including the start of generational projects such as basic infrastructure improvements for south Modesto and the development of a west side medical facility,” said Condit. “I am proud of the work this board has done and look forward to continuing on this progress into 2024. I know incoming Chair Mani Grewal will do an exceptional job and I thank him for his service as vice chair for 2023.”

Some of the noteworthy actions of the board in 2023 were:

•  Approving $1 million for increased services in support of farmworkers;

• Voting to include Stanislaus County as one of the seven in California to opt into the C.A.R.E.S Court;

• Increasing funding levels within the county budget for vital services.

Condit said he is proud of things he helped to accomplish for constituents living in District 5, including the beginning of construction of sidewalks in South Modesto; holding nine community clean-ups to cut down on illegal dumping; hosting a community movie night in the Parklawn area; and securing a System Enhancement Fund Grant for the Newman Fire Department.

Condit began his political career in 2018 when he was elected to the Ceres City Council District 1 seat in an unopposed contest. He resigned midway into his four-year term to run for the District 5 seat on the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors..

He comes from a political family. Channce has been serving on the board with a second cousin, Buck Condit. His grandfather is former Congressman Gary A. Condit and his father, Chad, ran unsuccessfully for Congress in 2012 and state Assembly in 2022. His brother Couper Condit was elected to the Ceres City Council in 2020 but resigned 10 months into his term. Brother Gary M. Condit was recently appointed to the Ceres Planning Commission.