County Administrative Officer

The County Administrative Officer (CAO) is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Board of Supervisors. The CAO serves the legislative function of the Board by providing research, information, and recommendations.

The CAO serves all of the executive functions of the Board by administering and guiding County departments in matters that are the responsibility of the Board.


The responsibilities of the County Administrative Officer include:

  • Acting as an agent and representative of the Board
  • Enforcing Board policy
  • Exercising continuous budgetary control
  • Recommending the annual budget
  • Recommending effective administrative reorganizations
  • Recommending efficient operating procedures