Welcome to the County Administrative Office
The County Administrative Officer (CAO) is appointed by the Board of Supervisors to oversee the administration of county government and implement decisions made by that Board.
Dr. Lew Bauman has served as County Administrative Officer of Monterey County since January 2005. The CAO is the day-to-day manager of county government and represents the County and its Board of Supervisors in a variety of activities. The Administrative Office oversees the preparation, adoption, and administration of the County’s $1 billion budget and coordinates the activities of other county departments to ensure the effective accomplishment of the Board's directions and policies.
The CAO's Office includes:
- Budget and Analysis
- Contracts and Purchasing
- Intergovernmental and Legislative Affairs
- Office of Emergency Services
The County Administrative Office is located at the Monterey County Government Center.
Our mailing address is:
168 West Alisal Street,3rd Floor
Salinas, CA 93901
County Administrative Office Contacts:
|General Information, Front Desk||(831) 755-5115|
|Maia Carroll, Communications/Outreach||(831)796-3092|
|Lew Bauman, County Administrative Officer||(831)755-5113|
|Ebby Johnson, Executive Assistant
|Dewayne Woods, Assistant County Administrative Officer||(831)755-5309|
|Rocio Quezada, Administrative Secretary – Confidential||(831)759-6769|
|Mike Derr, Contracts and Purchasing Officer||(831)755-4992|
|Nick Chiulos, Assistant County Administrative Officer||(831)755-5145|
|Maegan Ruiz-Ignacio, Administrative Secretary-Confidential||(831)755-5820|
|Gerry Malais, Office of Emergency Services Manager||(831)796-1901|
If you are looking for more information or for a specific county service, check our county services directory at http://www.co.monterey.ca.us/government/county-services