Administrative Office

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Welcome to the County Administrative Office

Monterey County Government CenterThe 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.

Charles McKee is the County Administrative Officer of Monterey County. 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.

County organizational chart

The CAO's Office includes:


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

Charles McKee, County Administrative Officer (831)755-5113
Karina Bokanovich, 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



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