Welcome to the official site of the Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council (MAC).
These advisory bodies create a forum for the community to voice their concerns and give formal input on projects and issues facing their local communities. Presently, there are 13 MACS that meet monthly and are comprised of a range from 5 to 7 MAC Members who are appointed by their County Supervisor. The MAC members work closely with their County Supervisor and magnify the voices of even our most rural communities.The Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council is comprised of volunteers, like you, from the community who take on the honor of listening to community concerns and representing those issues to their County Supervisor.
Supervisor Kirk Uhler is dedicated to keeping the Granite Bay Community informed about issues and events in the Granite Bay Community and Placer County. Kirk is providing a Granite Bay Community Advisory Information letter that will be sent out monthly in an email containing information, news and county activities to keep you informed with the most up to date information. We will not share your email address with anyone and it is used solely for the Granite Bay Newsletter.
For more information regarding the Granite Bay MAC, please contact MAC Administrator, District Director Linda Brown at: (916) 787-8960 or email@example.com.
Requests can be faxed to the Board's District Office at: (916) 787-8959.
Walt Pekarsky - Chair
Walt Pekarsky has lived in Granite Bay for over twenty years and currently lives in north Granite Bay within walking distance of Folsom Lake. Walt has served on the Eureka School District Site Council and High Achiever program boards and as the President of the Granite Bay High School basketball boosters. He was vice president of Lakeside Little League and managed teams for eight years. He also coached youth basketball in the Granite Bay basketball league and for the Nor-Cal Pharaohs, the premier AAU basketball team in the Sacramento area.
When asked why he serves on the MAC, he replied:
"To serve the community by working to maintain and improve the quality of life offered by our ‘gem on the lake’”
Walt is a US Air Force Academy graduate and flew rescue helicopters during his service. He has a Masters degree in management and has worked in the surgical equipment and device field for 20+ years. His wife Sheryl is a realtor and owns a home staging business; daughter Tara recently graduated from CSUS and works for the River Cats; and son Clint is a freshman business/finance major at the University of San Francisco.
Donald De Santis (Ph.D.) - Vice Chair
Donald De Santis (Ph.D.) lived in Coronado for many years before moving to the Granite Bay community seven years ago. He is a graduate of Ohio State University (BS), Cal State University LA (MA), University of Southern California (Advanced M.ED and a Ph.D.). Don was honored with a National Outstanding Leadership Award from USC and has a Seminar Room also named in his honor. He has served as president of a Rotary International Club and is currently serving as Secretary/Director of the Los Lagos Homeowners Association. Don has served in the Air Force. He is active in a local church.
When asked why he wished to serve on the MAC, Don responded:
I am interested in helping to improve the quality of life, the identity and Brand name of our Granite Bay Community.
Don has three successful children, Gina, Donald and Dominic who are graduates from USC, Cal Poly and Berkley. He has two grandchildren, Max and Jason.
Virg Anderson has lived in Granite Bay since 1978, currently residing off of Barton Road between Olive Ranch and Cavitt-Stallman. Since moving to Granite Bay Virg has been very active in the community having been a Fire Fighter for South Placer Fire District, a Board Member for the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, a Scoutmaster for both Boy Scout troops 121 and 48 as well as District Commissioner for the Boy Scouts of America. Virg has served on the Granite Bay MAC for eight years.
When asked why he first applied (and wishes to remain) on the Granite Bay MAC, Virg responded:
“To help the community develop parks and trails.”
Virg is married with three children and three grandchildren.
Eric J. Bose and his family live in southeast Granite Bay. An urban planner and real estate developer by trade, Eric has a comprehensive background in local and regional growth issues and methodologies; and has been involved with planning and development across the southwest United States and in International locations. Eric has served on the MAC since 2008 and has been involved with the Community Plan Review Subcommittee
In addition to his involvement with the MAC, Eric was elected in 2010 as a Trustee to the Eureka Union School District Governing Board, and volunteers extensively in the community through coaching with the Eureka Youth Soccer Club, fundraising for the Eureka Schools Foundation, volunteering on various committees and activities with the Eureka Union School District and his Church community, and as a professional musician.
When asked why he wished to serve on the MAC, Eric replied: "To serve our community, by applying my leadership, professional expertise and long term commitment toward making a difference; and to assist in the shaping and preservation of the long-term community visions of Granite Bay."
Suzanne Jones has over 25 years of experience with a mix of local, state and federal government agencies. She serves her community as a small business owner and is a member of various Placer County organizations.
When asked why she wished to serve on the MAC, Suzanne replied:
"I have attended the MAC meeting over several years and wanted to serve as a member of the Municipal Advisory Council."
Suzanne currently serves as a Board Member to the Placer County Office of Education as Trustee Area 2; she is on the Treelake Village Board of Directors and is a member of the CA State Bar Association.
Ken Prager is a Raytheon Engineering Fellow specializing in the design of high performance computing systems for embedded, real-time processing applications. He is an expert in the design and implementation of algorithms to solve difficult image and signal processing problems for both imaging and radar systems. Ken has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno; and a M.S. in Computer Engineering and an Engineer in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of Southern California. He has seven (7) granted and three (3) pending United States Patents in image processing and computer architecture.
In the local community, Ken is a both a board member and coach for the Eureka Youth Soccer Club. He is also a board member for the Folsom-Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition (FATRAC), a trails advocacy group. He is an avid cyclist and skier.
Ken is excited to join the Granite Bay MAC where he can be a voice for the community. He welcomes this opportunity to serve in local government with an emphasis on sustaining the vision of the Granite Bay Community Plan.
John Thacker has been a resident of Granite Bay since 1973. He is a graduate of Del Oro High School, UC Davis, and the McGeorge School of Law. He and his wife Karen have four children, ages 29, 26, 20, and 16. John has coached/managed numerous teams in both the Eureka Youth Soccer Club and Lakeside Little League. John is an avid fiddler, having twice traveled to Ireland and attended an Irish traditional music camp. He is also a violinist with the Auburn Symphony.
John and Karen are golf enthusiasts, and members of the Granite Bay Golf Club. While in high school, their older son Derek was a member of Granite Bay High’s championship varsity golf team. Andrew, the youngest, also competes in golf for Granite Bay High School.
John believes that he and his family have greatly benefited from the high quality of life Granite Bay provides. John therefore considers service as a MAC member both an honor and an opportunity to contribute to the maintenance of that quality of life.