Mailing Address: PO Box 750, Yreka, CA 96097
Physical Address: 201 Fourth St., Yreka, CA 96097
A Message About Tom Odom, Siskiyou County CAO:
Tom Odom is the County Administrative Officer with responsibility overseeing implementation of Board of Supervisors’ directives and general oversight of County operations. Prior to joining Siskiyou County, Mr. Odom served as the Public Works Director for the City of Rancho Palos Verdes in the County of Los Angeles where his responsibilities included management of open space, trails, parks, public facilities, and streets. Mr. Odom’s previous experience includes serving as a City Manager in California for 15 years, as an Assistant City Manager in Arizona and a Downtown Development Director in his hometown of Monroe, Louisiana. Mr. Odom has approximately 30 years of experience at the executive management level of local government.
Mr. Odom strongly believes in fiscal responsibility and transparency in government. He maintains an open door policy for all County employees, County residents and the business community and welcomes the opportunity for a constructive dialogue on how County government can better serve its constituents.
BUDGET & GENERAL ADMINISTRATION - This function covers development and maintenance of the County budget, advice to the Board of Supervisors and departments concerning all aspects of governmental operations, purchasing oversight for the County, oversight for a number of budgets and cost centers including: capital projects (courthouse construction, criminal justice construction and Accumulative Capital Outlay funds), Information Technology, and general County fire and emergency medical services. The majority of staff time is spent in areas related to advising the board and department heads in budgetary matters and general government day-to-day County operations.
|Rose Ann Herrick
Assistant County Administrator
Administrative Support Assistant
Natural Resource Policy Specialist
CIVIL GRAND JURY COORDINATION - In October 2012, The County Administration Office became responsible for the management/administration of the Civil Grand Jury. The Civil Grand Jury acts as a public “Watchdog” by reviewing and reporting on local government affairs, and it also investigates formal citizen complaints against public officials and agencies. A full description of the Civil Grand Jury along with links to a Citizen Complaint form and an Application form are located on a separate Civil Grand Jury page.
RISK MANAGEMENT - Efforts in this area center around managing the
County's liability insurance program and managing its mandated safety
WORKERS' COMPENSATION - Workers' compensation is one of the County's self-insured insurance programs. Staff processes claim forms, advises departments and employees as to processes and procedures, works with California State Association of Counties (CSAC), Excess Insurance Authority, and the third party administrator to process claims and provides record keeping of all claims and fiscal oversight for the program.
WE ARE HERE TO SERVE THE PUBLIC BY:
Developing the County budget. This includes working with operating departments to develop their individual budgets as well as the various budgets that this Department oversees. Staff monitors and makes recommendations for budget changes throughout the fiscal year.
Providing staff management and oversight for the Board of Supervisors' budget, personnel/labor relations program, risk management program, purchasing program, workers' compensation program, legislative program, as well as the other cost centers managed by this department.
Providing staff time necessary to review and make recommendations on issues requiring Board of Supervisors' attention. Staff supports Board members in areas of general/specific County operations, budgets, and general administration.
Providing support to operating departments for any questions concerning operations, budgets, and general County administration.
Providing staff time necessary to research and provide recommendations to the Board concerning proposed state and federal legislation.
Working with California State Association of Counties (CSAC) and other state/regional associations on legislative and policy issues directly affecting County operations and fiscal activities.
Representing the County and the Board at legislative hearings, before other governmental agencies, service groups, and community organizations.
Representing the County and the Board in negotiating for acquiring and disposing of property, negotiating leases and concessions, and negotiating revenue distributions in annexations.
Siskiyou County Administrator's Office
Physical: 201 4th St., Mailing: PO Box 750, Yreka CA 96097
Phone: (530) 842-8005 Fax: (530) 842-8013 Automated Attendant: 1-888-854-2000