History of Eric W. Rood
Education & ServiceA California native, Eric W Rood graduated from California State University at Sacramento, and furthered his education by receiving a master's degree in management from George Washington University. He also graduated from the Air War College and Harvard Business School. He enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1942, earning his wings and commission in mid-1943 and then completing an honorable tour of military service. Thereafter, he taught at the Bombardier School at Mather Air Force Base near Sacramento before being deployed to the Philippines for three years. He retired from the Air Force as a colonel in 1973 at McClellan Air Force Base. While stationed with the Pentagon, he played a role in bringing a missile program to Beale Air Force Base.
Professional CareerMr. Rood served as Nevada County's 4th District Supervisor from 1975 to 1986, inclusive, including two terms as chair. He worked with the state for more than two decades to resolve the many special problems faced by the rural communities of Nevada County.
While serving as a county supervisor, Eric Rood was also president of the state's powerful Regional Council of Rural Counties, director of the County Supervisors Association of California, vice chairman of the California Local Agency Formation Commission, and served on the board of the Sierra Economic Development District, the Sierra Planning Organization, and the Foothill Strategy Advisory Committee. He also served on:
- the Area 4 Agency on Aging
- the Foothill Airport Land Use Commission
- the Foothill Strategy Advisory Committee
- the Golden Chain Council of the Mother Lode
- Mountain County Air Basin
- the Nevada County Local Agency Formation Commission