Chairwoman of the Board of Supervisors Dawn Rowe put out the following statement to county employees this morning, August 18:
I’m reaching out to you this morning to inform you that Leonard Hernandez has resigned as the county’s chief executive officer effective today. County Chief Operating Officer Luther Snoke has been doing a great job filling in for Leonard while Leonard has been on leave. Luther will
continue to do so in close coordination with the board of supervisors while the board determines how to fill the CEO position.
The Board and I are committed to a seamless transition with no interruption in County services or impact on you.
Leonard has asked us to share the following message:
‘It has been an extreme privilege to serve as the chief executive officer of San Bernardino County. I am thankful to the Board of Supervisors for their leadership and the hard-working men and women who do amazing work every day. Due to an urgent family health issue that requires my immediate and undivided attention, I have informed the Board of my resignation. Under the strong leadership of the board of supervisors and the county’s executive team, the county will continue doing great things for the residents of San Bernardino County.’
As chair, I would like to take this opportunity to commend all of you for the dedication and innovation you bring to your jobs each day, and your commitment to our residents and our public service mission. The board is very proud of how you consistently bring us through the difficult crises our county faces , the long hours and time away from your loved ones that are often required, the national accolades you earn, and the everyday tasks you perform to keep our communities safe, healthy, and prosperous.
The board and I appreciate you.