Interim Director's Message
Welcome to the Community Development Agency website!
On December 5, 2012, the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors combined the Development Services, Environmental Management, and Transportation Departments into a consolidated Community Development Agency (CDA). The CDA was formed to better coordinate the County’s planning, public works and public health and safety functions while improving cost effectiveness, efficiency, and customer service. The Board recognized the importance of having a single entity responsible for planning, financing, coordinating, designing, constructing, inspecting and maintaining the infrastructure that creates great communities in El Dorado County. CDA’s vision, in a phrase, would be “Great Infrastructure for Great Communities.” Each of the divisions of the CDA is involved in some aspect of providing community infrastructure and ensuring public safety:
Roger Niello’s Bio
Born in San Francisco, Roger
Niello has lived in Sacramento nearly all of his life. After graduating from Sacramento's Encina High
School, Roger attended the University of California
at Berkeley for
his undergraduate studies, then completed his graduate studies at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Roger worked as a Certified Public accountant until he joined his family’s
business at Niello Auto Group in 1974 and spent the next 25 years running
retail automobile dealerships with his family partners.
In 1995, Roger served as the
President of the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, and was a member
of the Capital Area Political Action Committee.
As a member of the community, he has always been an active volunteer.
Roger was elected to the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors, District 4, in
a special election in February of 1999.
As a member of the Board of Supervisors, he served Sacramento County
on numerous boards and commissions.
In 2004, Roger was elected to
the California State Assembly District 5.
He was reelected twice, serving six years before being termed-out in
2010. During his six years in the
Assembly, Roger served on the Transportation Committee, Banking and Finance
Committee, Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security Committee,
Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committee, Insurance Committee
and Budget Committee. He served as
Vice-Chair of the Budget Committee and Banking and Finance Committee. He also served on the Joint Legislative Audit
Committee, the Joint Committee on Emergency Services and Homeland Security and
the Select Committee on Foster Care.
About a year after terming
out of the State Assembly Roger became the President and CEO of the same
Sacramento Metro Chamber he led as a volunteer 17 years earlier. He served in that position from January of
2012 until January of 2015.
In November of 2016 Roger
entered into a six month contract with the County of El Dorado to run its
Community Development Agency. He was
hired to fill the vacancy between the departure of the former Director until a
permanent Director is hired and to help further develop the county’s economic
Among other volunteer
activities, Roger is President of Golden State Voter Participation Project (Ca
GOP voter registration effort), has served as Chair of the Sacramento Valley
Lincoln Club Board, is currently Co-Chair of the California Civic Learning
Partnership in Sacramento County and is a member of the University of
California Center Sacramento Advisory Board, the Dignity Health Sacramento
Service Area Hospital Community Board and the Greater Sacramento Economic
Council Executive Committee and Board.
In February, 2011, Roger was named the University of California Center
Sacramento Governance Fellow, the first to serve in that position.
Roger and his wife Mary reside in Fair Oaks. They have five adult children and