The Sacramento chapter of the American Society of Public Administration has honored former Sutter County Chief Administrative Officer Larry T. Combs for a prestigious career that continues in Merced County.
Combs, Sutter County’s CAO for 26 years, is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Merced County.
On Thursday, May 6, he received the Ross Clayton Lifetime Distinguished Public Service award at the Society’s 28th annual Excellence Awards ceremony in Sacramento.
In announcing the award, the Society noted that Combs has the distinction of serving the longest tenure for a chief executive for any California county, and worked with a variety of boards of supervisors to position Sutter County to weather the economic shortfalls brought on thus far by the worst recession since the Great Depression. When he took a new position in Merced County, Sutter County had one of the lowest debt burdens of any California county and one of the highest rates of reserves, the Society noted.
The Society also noted that Combs directed the emergency operations of the County during two flooding episodes, 1986 and 1997, including the evacuation of 1997 and the building of an emergency ring levee around the community of Meridian in 1997.
|When:||Friday, May 14, 2010 from 5-7PM|
|Where:||Gauche Aquatic Park|
|Why:||All Yuba City parks are 100% tobacco free, so we will celebrate fresh, clean and tobacco free air! There will be a variety of no-cost activities, fun and goodies throughout the evening. John Carter will even be there to play and sing and special appearance of the Sutter PowerKids !|