Organizational Structure

The Cal Tahoe JPA is administered through a Board of Directors that is represented by two members from City Council, two members from Lake Valley Fire, and one member from Fallen Leaf Lake Fire. In addition the Fire Chief of each agency is also involved on the board. The Executive Director of the Cal Tahoe JPA is a person selected by the board and is retained under contract to provide operational oversight of financial operations, contract negotiations and compliance in collaboration with the Fire Chiefs and member agencies. The Executive Director and Fire Chiefs provide updates to the Board through scheduled meetings that are done in accordance with the Brown Act.  JPA Board members are appointed by their respective boards.

2018 Board of Directors

  • Robert Bettencourt – Board Chair
  • Leona Allen – Vice Chair
  • Tamara Wallace- Board Member
  • Brooke Laine – Board Member
  • Mike Cathcart - Board Member
  • Ryan Wagoner – Executive Director/ Secretary
  • David Olivo CPA- Treasurer

Org Chart 2018

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Contact Us

(530) 600-2959
P.O. Box 8917
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96158

Ryan Wagoner
Executive Director


We are a Joint Powers Authority (JPA) providing ambulance service under contract with El Dorado County to Tahoe South Shore CSA-3 and parts of northwest Alpine County, California.