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Brian Veerkamp, El Dorado County Board of Supervisors
Brian K. Veerkamp is a 5th generation resident of El Dorado County, descendant of the pioneering families of Wagner and Veerkamp. He follows in the footsteps of his great-great uncle John Wagner, an El Dorado County Supervisor from 1919 to 1934.
Born and raised in El Dorado County, Brian attended local elementary schools, El Dorado High School and then pursued his higher education goals. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics. Two years of law school, two Associate of Arts Degrees, one in Fire Technology and the other in General Studies. He also earned many advanced leadership, governance, management and finance training certificates. He is a Charter Adjunct Professor with a Lifetime Teaching Credential for Los Rios Community College and continues to share his knowledge and training with Los Rios students.
Brian recently retired after 30 years in Public Emergency Services that began with a position as a Volunteer/Paid Call Firefighter and culminated in his last position as Fire Chief of the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. During his tenure as Chief, he worked collaboratively with many agencies within the County and surrounding region to serve and protect our people, their property and our business community. He was instrumental in the consolidation of Districts, the mitigation of many local disasters, the enhancement of service delivery levels and the protection of many precious assets of El Dorado County. The Department’s efforts under Brian’s leadership allowed them to maintain financial stability for Fire and Emergency Services resulting in cost effective, high level and efficient service to our citizens.
Brian’s commitment to “Service Above Self” is evident in the many ways he finds to give back to his El Dorado County Community. Fourteen years as elected board member with the Camino Union School District; three years as board member of the El Dorado County Emergency Services Authority JPA; twenty-five years as Emergency Medical Services Training Program Director for El Dorado County Fire Chief’s Association. He is a seventeen-year Rotarian, new member of Kiwanis Club of Placerville, Marshall Foundation for Community Health Board Member and also maintains affiliations with Boys and Girls Club, Tax Payers Association and the NRA.
Brian resides in Placerville with Lori, his wife of 32 years. He has two daughters, a son-in-law, one granddaughter and many other family members that call El Dorado County home.
Shiva Frentzen, El Dorado County Board of Supervisors
Shiva has been a resident of Cameron Park for 22 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and Computer Science, as well as a Master’s in Computer Science from California State University, Sacramento. She has been in the technology field for over 25 years.
Shiva and her husband have enjoyed raising their two children in El Dorado County. Her son graduated from the University of Maryland with a Master’s degree in International Relations and completed his second deployment in Afghanistan as a Social Scientist with the Human Terrain System. The family is blessed to have him back in the U.S. after serving his country. He recently moved to Kansas City to settle down with his wife. Her daughter attends the University of California, San Diego majoring in Bioinformatics.
Shiva has been a business leader in El Dorado County for more than a decade. She is President of a local company specializing in website design, web hosting and an online business directory. Her online business directory was created in 2004 to help keep tax dollars in El Dorado County. The directory is an outstanding resource for residents and business owners to easily locate products and services in El Dorado County. As past president of the El Dorado County and Shingle Springs/Cameron Park Chambers of Commerce, she made significant contributions to the growth and success of the Chambers, while working tirelessly to promote a business friendly environment.
In 2010, Shiva Frentzen was elected to the Cameron Park Community Services District Board of Directors, where she concentrated her efforts on bringing financial accountability and transparency to the District. Maintaining the highest level of fire and emergency services has been top priority. She was the first CPCSD board member to advocate for an immediate end to deficit budgets and for creating financial reserves for the District. She was instrumental in bringing under control the excessive attorney fees being paid by the District. She actively advocates on behalf of senior citizens, youth and children by supporting programs that enhance the lives of these members of our community.
Her record as a community leader has not gone unnoticed. In 2012, Shiva received the Reader’s Choice Award for Civic Leader of the year in El Dorado County from Style magazine. She has also received the 2007 Community Service Award from the El Dorado County Chamber of Commerce for demonstrating a strong and ongoing commitment to the support of our community. Shiva was the recipient of the 2006 Larry Cameron Award for being instrumental in obtaining a $25,000 grant from El Dorado County to promote events in the Cameron Park/Shingle Springs communities. She was also instrumental in applying for a $35,000 Economic Development Block Grant from the state of California, to conduct a feasibility study for bringing a farmers market to Cameron Park.
Lori Parlin, El Dorado County Board of Supervisors
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Dane Wadle, Georgetown Divide Public Utility District
Dane Wadlé has served on the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District Board of Directors since 2016 and was the Board President in 2019. He has lived on the Divide since 2013 with his wife and two sons. Dane has been active as a community volunteer for the Divide Little League, Heart of Cool Trail Run, and the Divide Chamber of Commerce.
Professionally, he is a Senior Field Coordinator with the California Special Districts Association (CSDA) where he serves as a local liaison to special districts in the Sierra Nevada region. Prior to joining CSDA, Dane was a Financial Analyst with the Placer County Water Agency. He began his career working in the state Legislature. From 2003 to 2009, Dane held various positions in the state Assembly and Senate.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Policy and Management from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Davis. Dane also earned the Certified Public Finance Officer designation from the national Government Finance Officers Association.
Kelly Sheehan is a 30 year resident of South Lake Tahoe where she and her husband co-own and operate Steamers Bar & Grill. Kelly is a former branch manager for El Dorado Savings and has experience in planning and cost control.
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