November 21, 2017
County administrator ending 34-year public service career
RIVERSIDE – (INT) – Riverside County’s top administrator is retiring.

CEO Jay Orr has announced he is stepping down at the end of August.

Orr is wrapping up a 34-year career in public service, having held positions in Riverside County that include assistant district attorney, code enforcement director and deputy public defender.

During his 5-year tenure as CEO, Orr helped navigate Riverside County through tail end of the nation’s worst recession in more than half a century, and into a slow recovery beset by new and unexpected fiscal challenges. Orr is credited with bringing wellness and health care to the fore of the county’s agenda.

Orr pushed to consolidate the county’s information technology functions, and will be leaving as the county strives to implement greater use of data-driven decisions aimed at streamlining operations and reducing costs.

When he retired August 31st, Orr says he will spend more time with family and pursue new challenges.

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