2017 US Small Business Administration Phoenix Award winner Carol J. Huchingson is Lake County Administrative Officer (CAO). CAO Huchingson serves as the Chief of Staff to the Board of Supervisors, assisting the Board in implementing, administering and monitoring Board policies and directives. She also serves as County Purchasing Agent, and provides support and leadership to the 24 other County Department Heads. Huchingson interacts with the County’s State and federal legislators, and numerous State and federal agencies, on matters of significance to Lake County residents.
The CAO is also responsible for reviewing agenda items for the weekly meetings of the Board of Supervisors and assisting in the annual performance evaluations of Board-appointed department heads.