Who are the Board of Supervisors?
The Tulare County Board of Supervisors is comprised of five elected officials representing each of the five supervisory districts in the County. Each board member is elected for a four-year term. The position of Board Chairman and Vice Chair rotates annually among the five board members.
The Board sets policy for County departments, oversees the County budget, and adopts ordinances on local matters and establishes land use policies that affect unincorporated areas of Tulare County. Board members also make appointments to various County advisory boards and commissions in addition appoints certain County officers and department heads.
County Supervisors respond on a daily basis to the needs of the constituents – meeting or discussing individually with County residents to help resolve problems and address their concerns.
Office Hours and Board Staff
The Tulare County Board of Supervisors office is located at:
County of Tulare Administrative Offices
2800 W. Burrel Ave.
Visalia, Ca 93291
Office Hours: 7:30 A.M. - 5:30 P.M. Monday - Thursday, 8:00 AM - Noon Fridays (Closed on Holidays)
Julieta Martinez, Chief of Staff
Denise England, Water Resources Program Director
Carrie Monteiro, Board Representative
Samantha Ferrero, Board Representative
Board of Supervisors Meetings
The Tulare County Board of Supervisors meet weekly on Tuesdays at 9:00 A.M. in the Board Chambers located at 2800 W. Burrel Ave. in Visalia, CA. For information about Board of Supervisors meetings, contact the Clerk of the Board at (559) 636-5000, or visit the Board Meeting Information page.
Supervisorial Districts and the communities represented by district:
|District 1||District 2||District 3||District 4||District 5|
|Visalia (part)||Visalia (part)||Springville|
How to Request a Board Proclamation
Proclamations are provided by the Tulare County Board of Supervisors as a courtesy to County residents. These public service documents are strictly honorary and are not legally binding. To make a Board Proclamation request, review Guidelines for Board Proclamations or contact the Board of Supervisors Office at (559) 636-5000.
How to Request Good Works Funds
Government Code section 26227 provides in part that
The board of supervisors of any county may appropriate and expend money from the general fund of the county to establish county programs or to fund other programs deemed by the board of supervisors to be necessary to meet the social needs of the population of the county, including but not limited to, the areas of health, law enforcement, public safety, rehabilitation, welfare, education, and legal services, and the needs of physically, mentally and financially handicapped persons and aged persons.
Pursuant to this statutory authority, the Board of Supervisors has for many years annually appropriated a certain amount of funding from the general fund to support small-scale “Good Works” activities in each Supervisor’s district. Each supervisor has discretion to identify programs or projects in their district that meet the criteria of section 26227. Once a project is identified, a Supervisor requests that the CAO enter into a Good Works Funding Agreement for the program. The CAO’s office reviews the request to ensure compliance with the purposes of the Good Works Funding program, prepares the grant documents for signature, and then later brings these agreements to the Board for ratification.
To make a request for Good Works funding from the Board of Supervisors, contact your County Supervisor or the Board of Supervisors Office at (559) 636-5000.