Jennifer Montgomery

Director, CAL FIRE's Forest Management Task Force

Appointment Announcement

Jennifer Montgomery of Donner Summit, was appointed director of the Governor’s Forest Management Task Force. Montgomery has served as the 5th District Supervisor on the Placer County Board of Supervisors since 2009. From 2000 to 2008, she owned her own business, “Three Sheets to the Wind”, which provided property management services to people in the Donner Summit area. From 1999 to 2000, she worked at the Sierra Business Council.


Born February 11, 1961, Redwood City, CA

Grew up on the San Francisco Peninsula, attended public schools, graduated from Palo Alto High School in 1979.

Most notable childhood experiences: Worked to help elect Congressman Pete McCloskey at age 6–the start of my interest in representing underrepresented communities. At age 12 I hiked the John Muir Trail from Tuolumne Meadows to Mount Whitney with my parents.

Attended Mills College. 1979-1983. Graduated with honors and Phi Beta Kappa membership, with a degree in Communications. After college, moved to San Francisco and worked for Bank of America.

In 2006 became involved in local politics, ran for Placer County Supervisor in the 2008 race and was elected to three terms. I have been he Director of the Governor’s Forest Management Task Force since April of this year.

Hobbies and interests include: hiking, reading (especially science fiction), gardening and mentoring other women and girls.