George Osborne is the longest-serving member of the current EID board, George was first elected to fill the remainder of an unexpired term in 2001 and then to full terms in 2003, 2007, and 2011. He was reelected for his fifth term in 2016.
George, a career firefighter worked for 41 years with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). He retired as chief of the Amador-El Dorado-Alpine Unit, a position that focused on the management of fire and emergency service operations. He is also a P.O.S.T. certified peace officer.
George has served as vice president of the EID board in 2007, 2012, 2015, and 2019. He has served as the EID board president in 2002, 2003, 2008, 2013, and 2017. At the December 9, 2019 regular Board meeting, George was selected as board president and will serve until December 14, 2020. George has also served as president of the Placerville Rotary Club in 2005.
He lives with his wife, Carol, in Camino.
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