National Boss's Day

Eli Ilano - Snow Pic


National Boss's Day is a day dedicated to all employers, and a time for employees to appreciate their bosses and thank them for being kind and fair throughout the year. National Boss’s Day is observed annually on October 16. It is a day that was created for the purpose of strengthening relationships between employers and employees.

In recognition of this special day, the Tahoe National Forest would like to recognize Forest Supervisor, Eli Ilano, who has been Forest Supervisor since 2016 and was the Deputy Forest Supervisor for the Tahoe National Forest in 2010.

Ilano has experience in natural resources and public land management. Before coming to the Tahoe National Forest, he was Deputy Forest Supervisor for the Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in South Lake Tahoe. His past experience also includes working for the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Senate and in the non-profit sector, in communities around the country, focusing on natural resource issues.

Eli earned his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1995, and his Master’s degrees in Environmental Policy and Landscape Architecture, and City and Regional Planning, from the University of California at Berkeley in 2001.

“We have an outstanding team of employees on the Tahoe National Forest.” said Ilano. “They are making a difference every day.”

Ilano has many very qualified District Rangers working alongside him at the Tahoe National Forest. Among them are Michael Woodbridge, American River District Ranger, Quentin Youngblood, Sierraville District Ranger, Joanne Roubique, Truckee District Ranger, and Lon Henderson, Yuba River Ranger District Ranger.

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