San Bernardino County Auditor-Controller Retiring, County Discusses Successor

Larry Walker clocked 38 years as a public servant.

Walker leaves behind a legacy that includes the implementation of document recording and storage as well as the construction of local freeways.

In his statement announcing his retirement Walker wrote, “With mixed emotions and strong feelings, I have decided that now is the time to retire. This has been a difficult decision, arrived at over many months of thoughtful and prayerful consideration. I cannot single out a specific factor or a major reason — I have simply decided that, for my family, for the county, and for me, this is the right time to go.”

Walker began his career in Chino Hills in 1978 when he was elected to the City Council and later Mayor. He broke onto the county scene in 1986 when San Bernardino County elected him to the county’s 4th District supervisor seat. He supervised the county for 12 years before changing roles to his current one, being elected Auditor-Controller in 1998. Wearing even more hats for the county, Walker served as County Recorder and County Clerk from 1998 to 2011.

In search for his successor, the San Bernardino County Board is meeting today to establish an ad hoc search committee to review and recommend candidates for appointment.

Further reading on Walker’s retirement and San Bernardino’s committee can be found here.


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