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Jacob H. Knapp

Jacob Knapp serves as Deputy Counsel for the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office.  Prior to joining the Chancellor’s Office, Jake was an attorney with the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD), a department within the California Health and Human Services Agency that serves as the statewide building department for hospitals and skilled nursing facilities and provides grants to medical professionals who commit to work in medically underserved areas of California.  Prior to joining OSHPD, Jake was an associate with Meyers Nave, a law firm that specializes in local public agency representation.  Jake served as city attorney for the City of Colusa and assistant city attorney for the City of Pittsburg, and advised several other municipalities and special districts in northern California. 

Jake has more than ten years of experience representing public agencies in California, including several local and statewide boards and commissions.  Jake has expertise in laws related to open records, open meetings and conflicts of interest.  On the weekends, you are likely to find him at the zoo with his wife and daughter. 

Jake attended the University of California, San Diego where he earned a B.A. in Political Science.  He received his law degree from the University of San Diego in 2005.