Recently, I had an opportunity to meet with leaders in the district, including El Dorado County Fire Chief, Tom Cordero. With the recent wildfire season fresh on their mind, the Chief and his staff were proud of their crews. Chief Cordero then joined us at the CalFire branch in Camino to meet with Chief Mike Blankenheim and his executive staff to discuss the challenges of the Caldor Fire that devastated the community of Grizzly Flats and burned up to South Lake Tahoe.
The remainder of the afternoon included meetings with Siri Nelson, Marshall Hospital’s CEO to get an overview of our healthcare system in Placerville and how they play a pivotal role in keeping our El Dorado County communities healthy.
On to El Dorado Hills where I met with Chamber CEO Debbie Manning to get a birds eye view of the business community’s challenges during COVID.
We wrapped-up the day with a relaxed chat with Sacramento County Supervisor Sue Frost just to touch base on what is happening in her communities. With the daily, fast-paced Capitol life, it’s nice to slow down and just listen to those who live and work in the district. A good day, for sure.