"We Work For You"
Brian K. Veerkamp is a 5th generation resident of El Dorado County, descendant of the pioneering families of Wagner and Veerkamp. He follows in the footsteps of his great-great uncle John Wagner, an El Dorado County Supervisor from 1919 to 1934.
Brian won his seat for District III Supervisor in the November 2012 General Election. He stands strong on his family’s pioneer values to "do the right thing" and his call to all residents of El Dorado County to believe that "together we can."
Born and raised in El Dorado County, Brian attended local elementary schools, El Dorado High School and then pursued his higher education goals. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a minor in Economics. Two years of law school, two Associate of Arts Degrees, one in Fire Technology and the other in General Studies. He also earned many advanced leadership, governance, management and finance training certificates. He is a Charter Adjunct Professor with a Lifetime Teaching Credential for Los Rios Community College and continues to share his knowledge and training with Los Rios students.
Brian recently retired after 30 years in Public Emergency Services that began with a position as a Volunteer/Paid Call Firefighter and culminated in his last position as Fire Chief of the El Dorado Hills Fire Department. During his tenure as Chief, he worked collaboratively with many agencies within the County and surrounding region to serve and protect our people, their property and our business community. He was instrumental in the consolidation of Districts, the mitigation of many local disasters, the enhancement of service delivery levels and the protection of many precious assets of El Dorado County. The Department’s efforts under Brian’s leadership allowed them to maintain financial stability for Fire and Emergency Services resulting in cost effective, high level and efficient service to our citizens.
Brian’s commitment to "Service Above Self" is evident in the many ways he finds to give back to his El Dorado County Community. Fourteen years as elected board member with the Camino Union School District; three years as board member of the El Dorado County Emergency Services Authority JPA; twenty-five years as Emergency Medical Services Training Program Director for El Dorado County Fire Chief’s Association. He is a seventeen-year Rotarian, new member of Kiwanis Club of Placerville, Marshall Foundation for Community Health Board Member and also maintains affiliations with Boys and Girls Club, Tax Payers Association and the NRA.
Brian resides in Placerville with Lori, his wife of 32 years. He has two daughters, a son-in-law, one granddaughter and many other family members that call El Dorado County home.