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Carter Named Assistant CAO

Carter Appointed Assistant County Administrative Officer
Brings Deep Insight into County Operations and Finance

Lake County, CA (August 1, 2022) – The County of Lake is very pleased to announce Stephen L. Carter, Jr., has been appointed Assistant County Administrative Officer (ACAO). Carter has served in fiscal leadership positions with the County for seven years. Many residents will be aware of the insight and effective collaboration he has brought to oversight responsibilities surrounding the County’s $337 million annual budget for the past six years.

Since August of 2016, Carter has prepared financial forecasts to support County-wide fiscal planning and management activities, and served as a trusted authority on the Board of Supervisors’ purchasing policies and practices. County staff in financially-focused roles know him to be an effective trainer and highly creative problem solver, informed by years of experience and a strong theoretical foundation in Business Administration.

With both the Department of Social Services and Administration, he has also successfully administered tens of millions in critical grant funding, including work with the County’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) efforts.

“In Stephen Carter’s new role as Assistant CAO, he will bring even broader leadership, particularly to our Economic Development efforts,” notes Susan Parker, County Administrative Officer. “His understanding of County finance and our organizational history and norms make Stephen ideally suited to identifying areas where the County can help accelerate economic growth. He will also continue to be an important figure in ensuring responsible stewardship of public funds in Lake County. I could not be more excited to see what comes next, and continue to support Mr. Carter’s growth.”

“I look forward to serving Lake County’s communities in new ways,” adds Carter. “This is my home, and I have always had a strong desire to help ensure our county is a great place for people to work and raise a family. County government can be an effective partner to local businesses, by ensuring a level playing field, effectively planning and communicating investments in infrastructure and identifying opportunities to bring in State and Federal monies. I am humbled by this opportunity, and looking forward to digging in and contributing as much as possible.”

Carter’s appointment as Assistant County Administrative Officer became effective Monday, July 25.

Please join in congratulating Stephen L. Carter, Jr., on this meaningful and exciting appointment!
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