Holly Porter is the Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for the County of San Diego. She is the General Manager of the County’s Public Safety Group, working closely with the Sheriff’s Department, District Attorney’s Office, Animal Services, County Fire, Probation Department, Office of Emergency Services, the Public Defender, Child Support and the Medical Examiner. Together, these departments provide critical public safety services to the citizens of San Diego County and have over 8,000 employees and an annual budget of over $2.5 billion.
Prior to this assignment, Holly served as the Director of the County of San Diego’s Office of Emergency Services, and was the Director of the County’s Emergency Operations Center during the 2014 wildfires and the Lilac Fire in 2017. Prior to taking over at OES, Holly held several communications positions within the County, guiding our response in numerous high-profile events.