Amador Community Foundation Leadership 


John Williamson

Raised in Amador County, John attended Jackson Elementary, Jackson Jr. High, and Argonaut High School. John’s family has lived in Amador County for 5 generations on Clinton Rd. in Jackson. He loves Amador County and wants to live here for the rest of his life while giving back to the community. He lived in the Sacramento area for around 8 years where he graduated with a Marketing Degree from Sierra College and worked in Sales. John moved back to Amador County and worked in Marketing, Event Planning, and Human Resources for 9 years before joining the Amador Community Foundation.

John said, “I am very excited to be a part of the Amador Community Foundation. I wanted to do something I would enjoy and help the community as much as possible, so this seems like the perfect fit.”

John and his wife, Ciara, welcomed their first baby boy into the world in February of 2022, and both John and Ciara are very excited about being parents. In his free time, John loves playing and watching multiple sports, working out, camping, hiking, boating, traveling, and spending time with his family and friends. John is also a member of the Jackson Lions Club.


Wendy Mathis, Community Relations Director

Sue Duncan, Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

Frank Verardi, President

Jeff Votaw, Vice President

Pat Crew, Member

Jeanne Deaver, Member

Linda Desedare, Secretary

Stan Lukowicz, Member

Steve Russell, Member

Robert Enyart, Member

Wayne Garibaldi, Treasurer

Ryan Shortridge, Member

Meg Verardi, Member

Simply put, the Amador Community Foundation improves the quality of life for the citizens of Amador County today and for generations to come. 

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