County Administrative Office

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Mission Statement:

Shasta County meets the needs of our community through collaborative services provided with courteous, efficient professionalism while ensuring public trust.

"Committed to Excellence in Public Service"

The County Administrative Office is responsible to the Board of Supervisors for the operation and administration of County offices, departments, and special districts under the jurisdiction of the Board.

Matthew P. Pontes, County Executive Officer

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Matt Pontes joined Shasta County as the new County Executive Officer in January 2020.  Matt most recently served as Assistant County Executive Officer for the County of Santa Barbara.  During his time at Santa Barbara County he oversaw the County’s Community Services, including; the General Services Department, Community Services Department, Public Works, Planning and Development, Agriculture Department and the Office of Emergency Management.  Matt recently led the Recovery for the Thomas Fire and 1/9 Montecito Debris Flow. Prior to becoming Assistant County Executive Officer, he led Santa Barbara County’s General Services Department which included the County’s Information Technology, Public Safety Radio Communications, Facilities Maintenance, Capital Projects, Real Estate, Fleet, Purchasing, Security, and Mail Services.  Matt also worked for the County of Kern where he directed the Division of General Services and the Parks and Recreation Department, also becoming a Certified Arborist.  Matt worked as an adjunct faculty member with Bakersfield College, and assisted Kern County on several incidents in the Emergency Operations Center.  He has served on many Boards including a High School Agriculture Advisory Board, and on the Board of Directors for four Fire Safe Councils.  Matt also worked for the US Forest Service as a firefighter, and in the private timber industry.