Dirk Slooten

City Council
Title: Mayor
Phone: (707) 994-8201 x 152
Dirk Slooten

Personal Background

Born in 1951 and raised in a small town ten miles north of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

Earned a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering from Hendrick de Keyzer School of Engineering in Amsterdam in 1972.

Immigrated to the U.S. in 1972 and settled in the Bay Area.

Attended Diablo Valley Junior College and obtained an AA degree in International Relations in 1974.

Owned a lakeside house in Clearlake since 1996 and lived in Lake County full-time since 2011.

Started Slooten Consulting, Inc., a land surveying and engineering business, in 1994. Through building consensus and careful financial management, the business not only survived, but flourished during the last financial downturn. Sold the business to two long-time employees in 2016.

Married to Karen, a retired Court Reporter and Managing Editor of Meadowlark Publishing and the Lake County Wine Guide.


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