Chief Administrative Office

Welcome from Don Ashton, El Dorado County Chief Administrative Officer

El Dorado County is a dynamic place where everything is possible and is a community that takes pride in protecting our natural resources and respecting our historical heritage. The County provides its citizens and visitors the opportunity to enjoy a variety of lifestyles from semi-urban to more secluded areas, from the High Sierra to the foothills. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, there is no better place to be with more than 25 lakes, including the world-renowned Lake Tahoe, rivers and streams for whitewater rafting and fishing, over 1 million acres of national forest land with mountain trails for hiking, horseback riding and mountain biking, and ski resorts.

El Dorado County is also home to Apple Hill, Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, more than 60 wineries, Desolation Wilderness, the Rubicon Trail, as well as Blue Ribbon Schools and outstanding healthcare services with two fully accredited acute care hospitals, Barton Memorial Hospital in South Lake Tahoe and Marshall Medical Center in Placerville.

If you are looking to relocate your family or your business to a supportive and welcoming community, we encourage you to consider El Dorado County. For those who love the adventure of the outdoors, the scenic beauty of mountain lakes, and/or wine tasting at many of our award winning wineries, El Dorado County welcomes you and looks forward to your visit.