The Placer County Board of Supervisors hired a new county CEO. His name is David Boesch and he's leaving the Bay Area, where he served as CEO for San Mateo County, to begin his new job in our beautiful county.
Here are some fast facts about Boesch:
- He was born in Washington D.C.
- His college alma mater is the University of Salt Lake City.
- While in college, he moved pianos to earn a buck.
- He earned a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
- He served as a key adviser on the Silicon Valley Index ("It’s an important contributor to the economic vitality of every city in Silicon Valley," he said in a Bay Area news article last year).
- He is married to Carrie Boesch (nee Hewitt), also a Utah student.
- Their son, Alexander, attends Chico State.
- Before he was a county CEO, he was the director of community development for the City of Sunnyvale, the city manager of Menlo Park and the assistant county CEO for San Mateo.
- When he took over, San Mateo County faced a $100 million deficit, which he eliminated by renegotiating labor contracts, streamlining services and increasing federal and state reimbursements, according to a 2011 San Francisco Chronicle article.
- He resigned from his San Mateo County CEO post last year citing a "difference of philosophies" with the Board of Supervisors.
- He and his wife own a family vacation home in North Lake Tahoe.
- And loves to ski.
Welcome to Placer County, Mr. Boesch.