About

William “Bill” Lauritsen

Bill was elected to the Lincoln City Council in November, 2020.

Bill moved to Lincoln (Sun City) in 2017. Born and raised in New Jersey, Bill attended parochial schools through high school. After receiving a B.A. from Rutgers University, where he majored in history and Political Science, he went on to earn an M.B.A. in finance, also from Rutgers. Originally, working in public and later investment accounting, he went on to become a Certified Public Accountant.

Joining the United States Foreign Service in 1985, he began a career as a finance officer with the U.S. Department of State. Serving at diplomatic posts in various parts of the world (Tanzania, Australia, Mauritania, Israel, Zaire/Congo, Jamaica, Colombia, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, and Washington) he developed an understanding for different types of governments and an appreciation for our own democratic values. He ended his career at the State Department with the Burau of Legislative Affairs at the Department’s Capitol Hill Office and later coordinated overseas Congressional travel for the Department. He originally retired in Northern Virginia near DC where he served on his condo HOA board.

Bill is a member of the Northern California chapters of the American Foreign Service Association, the Sierra Club, and Phi Beta Kappa. Active in politics, he is a member of the Lincoln Democratic Club, the Placer County Democratic Central Committee, and is a delegate to the California Democratic State Convention. He is also a member of Lincoln Rotary. Since 2019, he has served on the Lincoln Economic Committee and is currently a council representative to the EDC. He also serves on the downtown Economic Vitality Committee.

Councilman Lauritsen currently sits on the following local and regional boards and committees:

  • Lincoln Economic Development Committee
  • Parks and Recreation (Alt)
  • Placer County Economic Development Committee
  • Regional Flood Control (Alt)
  • Pioneer Community Energy (Alt)
  • Regional Water Authority
  • Nevada Irrigation District
  • Construction Operation JPA
  • Placer County Wastewater Authority

Email Bill at William.Lauritsen@lincolnca.gov or call (916) 434-2490.