Calaveras County Selects County Administrative Officer that Grew Up in Pollock Pines

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 11, 2017 / comments


“Growing up in Pollock Pines, my family and I are very much looking forward to getting back to the northern Sierra Nevada with its beautiful small ..."

Timothy Lutz has been selected as Calaveras County administrative officer

[Union Democrat]
A Calaveras County press release stated Lutz has worked in Tulare County for the past 10 years in a variety of jobs. 
He held the position of director of Fiscal Operations most recently, and operates a $440 million budget for the Health and Human Services Agency....

Acting CAO reflects on time as top administrator

[Calaveras Enterprise]
The board’s decision will free the 70-year-old former San Joaquin County CAO to return to retirement with his family in Ripon. 
After nearly seven weeks managing Calaveras County government as interim county administrative officer, Lopez cited a pending budget shortfall, lack of written policy procedures in some departments, a crumbling county government campus and the potential for a ban on the cannabis industry as key tasks confronting a new CAO.

Update: Thoughts From Calaveras County's New CAO

Update at 3 p.m.: This afternoon the incoming chief administrator for Calaveras County briefly talked with Clarke Broadcasting.
Timothy Lutz, whose official first day as the new chief administrative officer (as earlier reported, below) is slated for April 1st, is clearly anticipating his new role for a number of reasons both professional and personal.
Although he will be keenly missing his wife and two young daughters, ages one and three, while the family is in the process of transitioning their household from Tulare to Calaveras over the next several weeks, Lutz shares that he anticipates logging some quality FaceTime helping to tuck the little ones in on the away nights....

New CAO named: Timothy Lutz chosen to lead county administration

[Calaveras Enterprise]
Timothy W. Lutz was chosen by the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors at a special meeting on Tuesday to fill the position of county administrative officer, effective April 1.  
He replaces Shirley Ryan, who held the positon for two years and retired in December. The top slot in county government administration has been held since Jan. 3 by interim CAO Manuel Lopez. He served for 11 years as CAO of San Joaquin County. 
Lutz comes to Calaveras County with a varied background in different county services, including human resources, social services, aging and veterans services, environmental health, animal services and the office of emergency services....