About the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
Andrew Potter, Executive Officer/Clerk of the Board of Supervisors
Mission Statement: The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors Department is committed to provide consistently excellent service and support to the Board of Supervisors and the people we serve in an efficient and friendly manner.
Clerk of the Board of Supervisors Andrew Potter is the department head/Executive Officer of the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors department and performs duties as provided in the Government Code and formal orders of the Board of Supervisors. As Executive Officer, he serves as administrative officer of the four Assessment Appeals Boards which sit as boards of equalization for San Diego County. He is the filing officer for economic disclosure statements which are filed in accordance with the Political Reform Act of 1974. He also serves as Clerk of the Air Pollution Control Hearing Board and Air Pollution Control District Hearing Board, the County Sanitation District, the County Flood Control District, the County Successor Agency to the Redevelopment Agency, and acts as the permanent secretary and recording officer of the San Diego County City Selection Committee.
Andrew Potter has served as the Executive Officer/Clerk of the Board of Supervisors for the County of San Diego since March 2019. Preceding this role, he served as Assistant Clerk of the Board of Supervisors and Chief Deputy Clerk of the Board. Andrew's experience also includes previously serving as the Administrative Services Director/City Clerk for the City of Del Mar and as a Senior Management Analyst for the City of Coronado, City Manager's Office.
Andrew earned his bachelor’s degree in English, with a minor in economics, and a master’s degree in public administration from San Diego State University. He is the past President of the San Diego Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), past Regional Co-Chair for the Municipal Management Association of Southern California (MMASC), and past Treasurer, Secretary, and Vice President of the California Clerk of the Board of Supervisors Association (CCBSA). Andrew was awarded the J. Michael Dutton Summit Award for significant and sustained professional contributions to the MMASC in May 2013 and named one of San Diego News Network's 35 under 35 Community Leaders in January 2010. In 2018, Andrew was awarded the designation of Certified Clerk of the Board of Supervisors by the CCBSA and currently serves as the Association's President.
About the Department
The Clerk of the Board of Supervisors department provides
administrative support to the Board of Supervisors, the Assessment
Appeals Boards, County Hearing Officers, Special Districts, City
Selection Committee and provides administration of the Labor Relations
As the official repository of the Board of Supervisors’ records, the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors is committed to transparency in government and public access to documents through the online posting of Board of Supervisors agendas, Statements of Proceedings and Minute Orders dating back to the late 1800s.
Additionally, the department provides a high volume of public-facing services such as passport application acceptance services, passport photo services and notary public services. The majority of the department’s functions are defined and mandated by various California statutes, Revenue and Taxation codes, County ordinances, Board resolutions, the Board’s Rules of Procedures and by Board of Supervisors' policies.
The department is comprised of three major divisions: Executive Office, Legislative Services and Public Services. Additionally, the department administers the Board of Supervisors General Office and manages the Board of Supervisors’ office budgets.
The department administers the Board General Office and manages over $11 million of budgets and trust accounts. Three program areas are included within the department: Executive Office, Public Services, and Legislative Services.