President John Knight

Trustee Area 1

John Knight has been on the Los Rios Board since 2014, when he was elected to complete the remaining two years of the term of former Trustee Terry Cochran. Prior to being elected to the Los Rios Board of Trustees, John was a Supervisor for the County of El Dorado. He also served four and a half years on the County Planning Commission and two years as a board member of the El Dorado Hills Fire Department where he served as a lieutenant for 19 years. While serving as a county supervisor, John participated in at least 15 boards and commissions which included First 5 El Dorado, El Dorado County Transit Board, El Dorado County Transportation Commission, Sacramento Area Council of Government (SACOG), Sacramento Area Trade Organization (SACTO), Joint Powers Authority for the Capital South East Corridor, El Dorado Water & Power Agency, and the oversight committee for the dissolution of South Lake Tahoe and Placerville redevelopment agencies.

John's involvement in the El Dorado County community spans more than 25 years. Some of the organizations he has been involved with include the El Dorado Hills Rotary (he has twice served as president), the El Dorado Hills Chamber (past president), the American Red Cross, Habit for Humanity (twice past president), and the Folsom Chamber of Commerce.

This involvement has given John a broad and deep knowledge and understanding of El Dorado County, Folsom, and Gold River, including the dynamics of population, resources, needs, and issues. It has also given him substantial experience in governance, policy, budgets, personnel negotiations, and operations. This experience comes with time and multiple opportunities that have prepared him to be an effective Los Rios Trustee.

John believes the Los Rios Community College District is and will continue to lead the region into the future. He has a strong interest in issues relating to workforce development, career education, and the transferring of students from Los Rios to one of California's 4-year universities.

He is a graduate of Cal-State Long Beach with a B.S. in finance and minor in economics. He attended Pasadena City College and took post-graduate classes in real estate at UCLA. John has spent over forty years in commercial real estate, which includes working for a mining company, a number of commercial banks in various senior management capacities and commercial real estate companies.

John’s wife, Georgianne, is a board trustee of the El Dorado County Office of Education. They have two adult children – a daughter, Joy, who attended Sacramento City College and graduated from Cal-State Sacramento and a son, Cliff, who attended Folsom Lake College and graduated from San Diego State.

On the Los Rios Board, he represents Area 3 residents of the city of Folsom and most of El Dorado County.

Serves through 2020

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City of Folsom and most of El Dorado County.

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