My Town - Anand “Lucky” Jesrani
By Enjoy Magazine
Anand “Lucky” Jesrani —
Senior Deputy District Attorney
Shasta County District Attorney’s Office
Photo by Melinda Hunter
How do I see my town: Abundant Opportunities
My family moved to the North State when I was just 8 months old. I went from elementary school through high school in Red Bluff. After graduation, I left for UC Davis and then attended McGeorge School of Law. All through my higher education, I knew I wanted to return to the area and was ecstatic when a Redding law firm hired me immediately after passing the bar exam in 2005. Upon my return, I was quickly reminded how many fantastic opportunities we have locally for career, recreation and growth.
We have amazing careers and leadership opportunities in Redding, and we don’t always do the best job to highlight that fact. I have friends who are not just leaders in the legal industry, but also in medicine, finance, engineering, technology, education, government… I could go on and on, because it’s true! Also, with our short commute times, we have the ability and luxury to leave work and serve our community or have more time to spend with family. And young professionals, when serving the community, have the opportunity to lead and make a recognizable impact.
As for recreation, nothing is too far away and natural beauty is so nearby. We have the exquisite Whiskeytown Lake only a 10-minute drive away and 50 different waterfalls within about an hour drive. Should we want to visit the city, it’s only a three-hour drive or a quick flight. From water sports, hiking, trails or short road trips, there is plenty to do and see.
Opportunities and prospects for growth are what excite me the most about our city. New and creative changes are occurring downtown and I can’t wait to see how it will all improve Redding. There are so many things that could be potential “game changers.” Having a chance to get your hands dirty by being a part of the change is so much more thrilling than just walking into a city that already has its own existing identity.
We live in an exceptional place that is full of abundant opportunities, and I am proud to call Redding my home!