Sacramento, Calif. The Golden Empire Council of the Boy Scouts of America recently honored Placer County Supervisor F.C. “Rocky” Rockholm at a community dinner in his honor for extraordinary leadership and promoting the spirit of Scouting in Placer County.
The Boy Scout dinner, held in Placer County, identifies one community leader each year who reflects the ideals of the Boy Scouts and who serves the community with diligence and dedication.
‘We are very proud and enthusiastic to honor Rocky this year,’ said Jeff Setzer, Golden Empire Council board chairman. ‘Rocky has dedicated himself to community and public service, and has been a supporter of Scouting and Scouting’s mission of youth development, leadership and building a life-based on values.’
Rockholm and his sons were active Scouts as part of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints’ Young Men’s program. In addition to supporting the young men of his congregation in their scouting activities, he served many years as their Sunday school teacher. Many youth would ask to remain in his Sunday school class even when it was necessary for them to move on to new teachers because of their deep respect and appreciation for him.
Rockholm’s dedication to Placer County youth goes far beyond his own children and the youth of his church. As a police officer in the Roseville Police Department, Rockholm was instrumental in starting, directing and running two well known youth programs: the DARE program and PALS program. Even after leaving the department, he’s still called on to help run and support these programs.
As a member of the Placer County Board of Supervisors, he continues to ensure that the needs and issues of the youth of Placer County are given priority at all levels of county government.
The event was attended by more than 100 family, friends and community leaders, including Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully, Placer County Sheriff Ed Bonner and other members of the Placer County Board of Supervisors.
Through a number of speakers, Rockholm was praised for his professionalism and high standards of personal integrity and unyielding character traits that defined him as a father, husband, law enforcement officer and county supervisor.
‘This has been a very humbling experience and has meant a great deal to me, both on a professional and personal level. It reinforces to me that serving the community, as I have been able to do for many years, has been a very rewarding and worthwhile endeavor and I thank all those who attended and supported me,’ said Rockholm. ‘Placer County is an outstanding place in which to live and raise our families and the Boy Scouts of America contribute to that in a very positive way.’
Rockholm was elected to the Placer County Board of Supervisors in November 2006. He was sworn in as Supervisor, District 1 on January 8, 2007. He represents portions of Roseville.
Prior to his service on the Board of Supervisors in 1998, he was appointed to the Roseville Planning Commission and was first elected to the Roseville City Council in November 2000. He served two years as Mayor Pro Tem prior to being sworn in as Mayor on November 26, 2002. He was again the highest vote recipient in the November 2004, election and served the first two years of his term as Mayor Pro Tem before being sworn in as Mayor of Roseville in November 2006.
Rockholm has lived and worked in the Roseville/South Placer area for over 30 years. He worked for the City of Roseville for 15 years as a police officer and was promoted in 1992 to sergeant until his retirement in 1996. He then worked as security program manager for Hewlett-Packard’s Roseville site until retiring in October 2002.
Rockholm earned a Bachelor’s of Public Administration in 1990, and a Master’s of Public Administration in 1993, from the University of San Francisco.
About the Golden Empire Council
The Council represents scouting in most of Northern California serving more than 18,000 youth and 10,000 volunteer leaders. The Council has an extraordinary record of achievement in helping guide the development of Scouting programs through membership growth, summer camps, advancements to Eagle Scout and providing a foundation and support services for local Cub Scout Packs, Boy Scout Troop and
Venturing Crews. The Council is joining with all Scouts in America in 2010 to celebrate Scouting’s 100th anniversary.