Perez named county’s interim executive officer
Juan C. Perez has been named Riverside County’s interim county executive officer.
Perez will fill in for George Johnson, who is scheduled to retire in December, according to a statement on the county’s website.
The county is conducting a nationwide search for Johnson’s replacement that is being carried out by a recruiting agency. His successor is expected to be announced early next year.
Perez is currently the assistant county executive officer/transportation land management agency director, a post he has held for three years. He began working for the county in 2001 as a road division engineer.
He is not a candidate to be Johnson’s permanent replacement.
The county executive officer reports to the board of supervisors, leads the development and management of the county’s $6.8 billion budget, and oversees all non-elected county departments, according to the statement.