L.A. County CEO Announces Retirement

Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors is on the lookout for a new chief executive officer. Sachi Hamai, who became the county’s first female CEO in 2015, has announced her retirement next year. She is concluding a 31-year career in public service.

Under Hamachi’s watch, L.A. County was able to shore up its Rainy Day Fund to the tune of $600 million. Rafu Shimpo notes that she also “oversaw the launch of the Homeless Initiative, a broad and unprecedented response to the region’s homelessness crisis, and led implementation of the voter-approved Measure H, which since 2017 has helped move more than 16,000 individuals and families into permanent housing and 31,837 enter crisis, bridge or interim housing.” 

Hamai is the founder of WomenLeadLAC and was named one of L.A.’s Top 500 most influential leaders by Los Angeles Business Journal for the fourth time this year.

Serving as L.A.’s CEO “has been the greatest honor of my life to serve Los Angeles County and its residents,” Hamai said. “The county confronts some of society’s toughest issues every day, often on behalf of people who have nowhere else to turn.”


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