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Board of Supervisors Appoints Susan Parker Permanent County Administrative Officer

Lake County, CA - May 23, 2022

At 3:35 pm, Monday, May 23, the Lake County Board of Supervisors emerged from Closed Session to announce Susan Parker had been appointed permanent County Administrative Officer (CAO). Parker had previously been appointed Interim CAO on Tuesday, April 12, 2022.

"Susan has done a truly outstanding job as Interim CAO," enthuses Eddie Crandell, Chair of the Lake County Board of Supervisors. "We are really excited she has agreed to take on the CAO role on a permanent basis, and confident Susan will bring strong leadership for years to come. She has 20 years of experience as a high level government executive and administrator, and she knows what needs to be done to continue to move Lake County forward."

As previously reported, Parker was selected as Assistant CAO three years ago, following a rigorous nationwide search. Previous highly successful Executive experiences in the states of Wisconsin, Nevada, Colorado and North Carolina were a significant factor in that selection.

A true leader who is not afraid to dig into complex topics, Parker has helmed many far-ranging efforts: transportation projects, including securing grant funding; housing projects, from concept through development; intensive emergency response, in the aftermath of 2016's devastating Hurricane Matthew; Library expansions; and Tax Incentive programs.

Parker is an accomplished local government scholar and theorist, having earned a Master's in Public Affairs and Public Administration from the Robert M. Lafollette Institute of Public Affairs, at the University of Wisconsin. Her undergraduate studies were likewise in Government and Policy Studies.

"During her time here, Susan has shown herself to be a highly effective collaborator," affirms Crandell. "We look forward to more and more residents getting to know and work with Susan in this new capacity."

"I am truly excited and honored to continue serving Lake County residents," notes Parker. "Lake County is a very special place, and I am proud to call it home. It will be a privilege to partner with the Board to promote the well-being of every resident."

Please join in congratulating Susan Parker on her permanent appointment

View the Original Press Release (PDF).