Napa County Parts Ways With CEO

Napa County is parting ways with County Executive Officer Minh Tran. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously for a “no-cause” separation Thursday. Tran will receive 18 months of severance pay.

Board Chairman Ryan Gregory said the separation should not reflect negatively on Tran’s performance. However, it appears the decision was made because Tran was actively seeking other employment opportunities. Word got out when Tran’s appointment as county counsel briefly appeared on the Riverside County Board of Supervisors agenda, which was posted online July 21.

"The board is concerned that Mr. Tran has sought employment elsewhere and he is apparently in active talks with another employer," said Gregory. "The board believes it is critically important that its CEO have a laser focus on the business of Napa County and will devote 100% of his time and energy on behalf of the county."

Assistant CEO Rebecca Craig has been chosen to serve as interim CEO.

Read more at the Napa Valley Register