John was elected to the City Council in November, 2014. John grew up in the town of Crockett in the Bay Area, and began coming to Placerville when his sister moved here in 1976. John became a full time resident of the city in 1982. John’s wife of 33 years, Yvette, was born in Placerville at Marshall Hospital where she now works. They have two children, Eva and Adam, and one grandchild Rolla John.
John is the owner of Clerici Consulting, a firm specializing in strategic communications, public outreach, and crisis management. He has provided communications guidance on a number of environmental and planning projects in water resource development, transportation, and land use planning. His clients include both private sector companies and a number of public agencies. John also worked as a Transportation Planner for El Dorado County, sold real estate for Coldwell Banker, and was a Forest Technician on the Eldorado National Forest.
John has a degree in Forestry from the University of California, Berkeley (Class of ’81). Before being elected to the City Council, John served on the Placerville Economic Advisory Committee. Prior to that John was on the Parks and Recreation Commission, and served as the President of Hangtown Little League and the El Dorado High School Boosters Club.
John is a fiscal conservative who is passionate about preserving the City’s past, while preparing for the challenges of the future. He believes that there are very few problems that cannot be overcome as long as we all work together for the common good.