The State Mining and Geology Board

​​​​Board Address:
Renaissance Tower
801 K Street, MS 20-15
Sacramento, CA 95814

There is commercial parking attached to the Renaissance Tower - enter on 8th Street just past K Street.


Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday through Friday (except State Holidays)


Jeffrey Schmidt, Executive Officer
Paul Fry, Senior Engineering Geologist
Matthew Livers, Staff Services Analyst​
Jocelyn Fernandez, Office Technician     

Board Members:
Larry Sheingold, Chair    
  Public Member
George Kenline, Vice Chair
  Mining Engineer
Brian Anderson  Mineral Resources​ 
​Janet Kappmeyer​​
​  Registered Geologist​
​​Stephanie Landregan
  Landscape Architect
Pablo Garza
  Environmental Protection
Zia Zafir  Geology/Seismology   ​
  Local Government
Contacting SMGB members: 

Members of the public may also contact SMGB members directly concerning SMGB matters. ​However, for certain matters within the SMGB's jurisdiction, SMGB members are required to disclose to the public and to the entire SMGB any communication they have regarding the matter, including the substance of their communication about the matter. The matters for which SMGB members must disclose their individual communications are referred to as “ex parte communications” in Public Resources Code section 663.1 and in case law regarding adjudicatory and quasi-judicial proceedings conducted by public agencies. The SMGB matters that are subject to the ex parte communication disclosure requirements are: (1) SMGB action on a reclamation plan or financial assurance appealed to the SMGB pursuant to Public Resources Code section 2770(e); (2) review of orders setting administrative penalties pursuant to Public Resources Code section 2774.2; (3) review of appeals pursuant to Public Resources Code section 2775 that concern permits for surface mining operations in areas of regional or statewide significance; and (4) any other adjudicatory or quasi-judicial proceedings conducted by the SMGB. Legislative and policy matters considered by the SMGB are not subject to ex parte disclosure requirements.

Go to DOC's contact information page.​​​