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Modesto farmer Bill Lyons resigns as Governor’s ag liaison

 •  by Lois Henry
Bill Lyons, owner of Mapes Ranch, resigned effective immediately as Gov. Newsom's ag liaison. Credit: Lyons Management Co.

Bill Lyons resigned his post as agricultural liaison to Gov. Gavin Newsom effective immediately, according to an email from the Governor’s office Monday afternoon.

Lyons, a long time Modesto farmer, was touted as being the “voice of the valley” in the Newsom administration when he was appointed to the unique post almost exactly one year ago.

Lyons referred all questions about his resignation to the Governor’s office.

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