Who are the Board of Supervisors?

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors is the governing body of the County of Tulare and represents each of the five supervisory districts in the County. The Board is comprised of five elected officials serving four-year terms. 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, adopts ordinances on local matters, and establishes land-use policies that affect unincorporated areas of Tulare County. Board members make appointments to various County advisory boards and commissions and appoint certain County officers and department heads.

County Supervisors respond to the needs of County constituents daily by meeting or discussing issues individually with County community members to help resolve problems and address their concerns.


Office Location & Hours

County of Tulare Administrative Offices
2800 W. Burrel Ave.
Visalia, CA 93291

Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Friday, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Closed on Holidays


Board Staff:

Israel Sotelo Jr., Chief of Staff

Patrick Burks, Board Representative II

Adriana Soto, Board Representative II

Jennifer Fawkes, Board Representative II


Call: (559) 636-5000


Board of Supervisors Meetings

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors meets 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.


Agency Report of Public Official Appointments - FPPC Form 806 - Click Here


Board Requests

Citizen's Request

Citizens of Tulare County may need to share a comment or suggestion with the Board of Supervisors from time to time. This non-emergency form is monitored by Board Staff and answered on a daily basis. If you have an emergency situation, please call 911.

Citizen's Request Form

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:


Request Good Works Funds

Good Works Funds are available on a fiscal year basis to support projects or programs in each supervisorial district to meet certain eligibility criteria. Review the Good Works Funding Policy and Procedure before making your request.

Good Works Form

Tulare County Code Lookup

The General Ordinances of Tulare County, California can be searched online. Disclaimer: The Clerk of the Board's office has the official version of the Tulare County Code. Users should contact the Clerk of the Board's office for ordinances passed subsequent to Ordinance 3621, passed January 31, 2023.

Look Up a Tulare County Code