Riverside CEO to Retire

Riverside County Chief Executive Officer George Johnson will retire before the end of the year, concluding three decades in public service. Johnson made his announcement to the Board of Supervisors Tuesday, three years after he took the reins from former CEO Jay Orr.

“Working for this great county has been a true blessing with incredible opportunities," Johnson said. "From my very first day of employment with Riverside County, I observed and learned the importance of exceptional public service, and that dedication continues to excite me each day.''

“As difficult as it will be to leave Riverside County, I am excited to begin the next chapter of my life," he added.

Supervisors will discuss the process of recruiting a replacement at their next scheduled meeting on September 22. The county is facing severe budgetary constraints, which are expected to force layoffs by the start of the next fiscal year.

Read more about Johnson’s tenure and departure at KESQ and The Press-Enterprise.


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