Randi L. Knott,

Director of Local Government Affairs







Randi is responsible for coordinating local government outreach and policy development. With over 20 years of experience in local government, public affairs and media/communications spanning the public, private and non-profit sectors, Ms. Knott takes power to persuade very seriously and actively uses her talents in pursuit of good public policy.

Before leaving the City of Sacramento in 2017, she spent 5 years as the City/s first Director of Government Affairs overseeing and implementing the City's State and Federal legislative agenda; leading the Team responsible for creating the legislative and regulatory framework for the City’s Office of Cannabis Policy & Enforcement and worked on policy issues focused on the new economy. The City of Sacramento’s Cannabis policy is seen as a model for cities throughout California. Since leaving the City Manager’s Office, she has helped several start-up and established cannabis firms obtain entitlements and successfully enter and stay compliant in the legal, regulated California Cannabis market providing local government affairs, compliance and communications consulting.

A former appointee of Governor Schwarzenegger to the State Council on Developmental Disabilities, Ms. Knott served as Chair of the Legislative Committee for five years and Vice Chair of the Council. Ms. Knott has successfully advocated in the policy areas water, housing, community development, cannabis, hospitality, labor and employment, disability rights, and local government. Born and raised in New York, Ms. Knott has called Sacramento home since 2001.