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.

2023 Board of Directors

  • Tamara Wallce – Board Chair
  • Mike Cathcart – Vice Chair
  • John Rice- Director
  • Leona Allen- Director
  • Cristi Creegan- Director
  • Ryan Wagoner – Executive Director/ Secretary
  • Robert Merritt- Treasurer

Org Chart 2018

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Download this file (EMS-JPA Formation Document.pdf)EMS-JPA Formation Document.pdf 107 kB
Download this file (Bylaws 1.13.2020.pdf)Bylaws 1.13.2020.pdf 74 kB

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(530) 542-6250
3066 Lake Tahoe Blvd
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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.