The Board of County Commissioners appoints Californian as County Administrator
At their scheduled public meeting on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, the Board of Lucas County Commissioners appointed Laura Lloyd-Jenkins as the next County Administrator. Mrs. Lloyd-Jenkins was chosen from more than 100 applicants after an extensive selection process.
She comes to Lucas County having worked for Alameda County, California for the past 11 years. She has had several positions with increasing levels of responsibility in Alameda County, including human resources and budget-related duties, and has worked in various County offices, including the Alameda County Auditor-Controller and General Service’s agencies. Her current position with Alameda County is Principal Administrative Analyst in the County Administrator’s Office, a position to which she was promoted to after serving approximately 4 years as Administrative Analyst in the same Office.
Mrs. Lloyd-Jenkins’ primary responsibilities as Principal Administrative Analyst include managing the activities of the Intergovernmental Affairs & Civic Engagement Division of the Alameda County Administrator’s Office, including development of legislative priorities, engaging & educating the public on the role & services of County government, and assisting in development & presentation of the County’s budget, with particular emphasis in the area of Public Protection/Safety, which includes the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
Mrs. Lloyd-Jenkins comes to Lucas County with an MBA in Strategic Management and a BS in Business Administration, Human Resources Management from California State University.
“We’re very excited to have an incredibly qualified, young, fresh face here in Lucas County, who will bring a new perspective. I am sure the community will be as impressed with her as we are. We hope everyone will welcome Laura with open arms. She will be working with a strong team of Lucas County Directors and our committed workforce, who have done a phenomenal job in addressing the fiscal and service challenges Lucas County has been facing,” said Commission President Pete Gerken.
Commissioner Tina Skeldon Wozniak stated, “We look forward to her working with our County elected officials, workers, and the public to provide the highest level of public service to meet the challenges Lucas County faces.”
Commissioner Carol Contrada commented that “Mrs. Lloyd-Jenkins brings extensive talent and experience to Lucas County. Her knowledge of budgetary and safety issues are impressive. We’re very enthusiastic about her ability to work with regional leadership, our workforce, and the public.”
To allow for a complete transition, Mrs. Lloyd-Jenkins will assume her duties in Lucas County on February 4th, 2012.