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Placerville, CA – The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors appointed Roger Niello as interim director of the
Community Development Agency effective November 2, 2016 at its scheduled board meeting today. Roger
has had a successful and extensive career both in the private and public sectors.
Roger is a retired CPA with extensive private sector business experience managing the Niello Auto Group for
25 years up to the beginning of his public sector career in 1999.
Roger has public sector leadership experience serving his community as both a member of the Sacramento
County Board of Supervisors and a California State Assembly member. During his six years in the Assembly,
Roger served on the Transportation Committee, Banking and Finance Committee, Public Employees,
Retirement and Social Security Committee, Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committee,
Insurance Committee and Budget Committee. He served as Vice-Chair of the Budget Committee and Banking
and Finance Committee. He also served on the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, the Joint Committee on
Emergency Services and Homeland Security and the Select Committee on Foster Care.
In addition to being a leader in the private and public sectors, Roger has dedicated his time to volunteering in
the community. Currently, Roger is the Co-Chair of the California Civic Learning Partnership in Sacramento
County and is a member of the University of California Center Sacramento Advisory Board, the Dignity Health
Sacramento Service Area Hospital Community Board and the Greater Sacramento Economic Council Board.
In February, 2011, Roger was named the University of California Center Sacramento Governance Fellow, the
first to serve in that position.
Born in San Francisco, Roger Niello has lived in Sacramento nearly all of his life. After graduating from
Sacramento's Encina High School, Roger attended the University of California at Berkeley for his
undergraduate studies, and then completed his graduate studies at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Roger and his wife Mary reside in Fair Oaks. They have five adult children and six grandchildren.