Roseville’s New Mayor: Bruce Houdesheldt


A resident of Washington, D.C. and longtime resident of South Placer

ROSEVILLE, CA – On December 21, 2022, Bruce Hodeshieldt became the 58th mayor in Roseville’s 113-year history. Houdesheldt brings to the position more than twelve years of service to the Roseville community, first as a member of the Roseville Public Utilities Commission (2010-2012), followed by six years as Planning Commissioner (2012-2019) and from 2020-2022 as Deputy Mayor of Roseville.

He has the distinction of being the first Mayor of Roseville to assume the duties of mayor after voters approved the Charter Amendments in 2020 that defined the mayoral selection process. Since he was first appointed as a board member in 2019, Houdesheldt has represented the community interest in the Regional Water Authority, the Joint Sites Reservoir Powers Authority, the South Placer Wastewater Authority, and Placer County Transportation Planning AgencyCombined Powers Interstate 65 Authority, South Placer Regional Transportation Planning Agency (SPRTA), School Districts/City of Roseville Issues Committee, Electric Utility Hazards Control Committee, Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authoritywhere he will be vice chair for the 2022-2024 term, and chair of the Roseville Commission on Law and Regulation.


A native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of University of MarylandHoudesheldt has lived in the South Placer area since 1991 and for the past 15 years has worked for the Northern California Water Association (NCWA) that is committed to advancing the economic, social, and environmental sustainability of the Sacramento Valley by enhancing and preserving its water rights, supplies, and water quality for the rich mosaic of farmland, cities, rural communities, refuges, managed wetlands, and meandering rivers that support fisheries and wildlife. He serves as the NCWA’s Director of Water Quality, working with family farmers in the Sacramento Valley to demonstrate their commitment to protecting surface and ground water quality for drinking water and agricultural supplies and maintaining healthy watersheds that support the economy and the environment.

Taking the ceremonial oath

With his wife Shelly, son Harrison and mother Marilyn Robb at his side, the oath of office was taken at a swearing-in ceremony on December 7, 2022, by his father-in-law Lawrence L. Retired Oregon and Vietnam veteran, served two tours of service, recipient of two Silver Star Medals, the third highest military decoration of the United States Armed Forces for valor in combat, and the Bronze Star Medal, awarded to members of the United States Armed Forces for heroic achievement, heroic service, meritorious achievement, or Meritorious Service in a Combat Zone. and three purple hearts. Hodeshelt’s late father was a war veteran who served in Korea, Okinawa, and Turkey, as well as the United States. His mother was a career federal civil servant who had advanced to the rank of GS-14.

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