Lew Bauman has served as County Administrative Officer of Monterey County since January 2005. As CAO, Mr. Bauman oversees the preparation, adoption, and administration of the County’s $1 billion budget and coordinates the activities of other County departments to ensure the effective accomplishment of the Board’s directions and policies. As CAO, he is the day-to-day manager of a County government and represents the County and Board of Supervisors in a variety of activities.
Lew attended UCLA where he obtained a M.S. and Ph.D. in Civil Engineering. His professional background includes experience as an environmental consultant, as well as administrative and engineering capacities with the City of San Jose and the City of Foster City. He is a Board of United Way of Monterey County, American Society of Civil Engineers, American Public Works Association, and previously served as Director, South Central Coast Section, of the County Engineers’ Association of California.