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Hanford calls it quits

Emily Aughinbaugh, Tribune staff writer

Mike Hanford, El Dorado County’s chief administrative officer, is calling it quits after 35 years in public administration.

Hanford served as an adviser to the Board of Supervisors, made sure policy was carried out by various county departments and prepared the annual budget during his five-year stint with the county.

“I think being able to work with all the good people here and being able to accomplish some things while I was here has been the most enjoyable part of my job,” Hanford said. “I think we turned around the financial situation in the county. We’ve been able to get on a good financial basis.”



Hanford, 59 years old, said he will be spending more time doing the activities he enjoys, which he said will bring him up to Tahoe quite often.

Hanford said he’ll be skiing all winter, traveling and perfecting his tennis game.



Supervisor Dave Solaro said he will miss Hanford’s extensive administrative experience.

“He’s done an outstanding job for El Dorado County,” Solaro said. “I really hate to lose him because he’s a good manager for our county.”

Hanford’s last day will be Dec. 20, and Solaro said the board will make a decision within the next two weeks on whether to appoint an acting CAO or to hire an interim person.

Solaro said the recruitment of a new full-time person will be the job of the new board, which will sit for the first time Jan. 9.


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