San Bernardino, CA
According to the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors, Chief Executive Officer Greg Devereaux has effectively addressed the needs of the county community.
The Board of Supervisors (BOS) affirmed that Devereaux has also operated in an efficient and business-like manner. “We are optimistic about the future with Mr. Devereaux continuing to serve us and the county as CEO,” BOS Chairman James Ramos affirmed in a written statement.
The CEO’s recent performance evaluation session was the result of an agreement reached earlier this year to conduct such evaluations more frequently than once a year as a way to facilitate increased communications between Devereaux and the Board.
Devereauxs’s efficacy was questioned late last year when he withheld key information from the Board for a number of months. The information involved the arrest of then Human Resources Director Andrew Lamberto for the solicitation of prostitution. As a result of Devereaux’s silence, when news of the arrest became public, the Board was caught off guard and openly expressed its displeasure over his failure to inform them of the Human Resource Director’s illegal indiscretion.
Subsequently, Devereaux offered a public apology to the Board of Supervisors for his failure to notify them when he was initially advised of the arrest by Lamberto almost immediately after the incident occurred; Lamberto was purportedly forced to resign; and despite Devereaux’s failure to disclose, the episode ultimately resulted in a vote of confidence from the Board in regards to his overall performance as CEO. However, the episode did highlight the need for enhanced communications between Devereaux and the BOS.
During the recent evaluation, Devereaux received a plethora of positive feedback in regards to his performance. According to Ramos, the Board concurred that Devereaux clearly defines the basic purpose and mission of county government; ensures accountability at all levels of the organization; communicates effectively with internal and external stakeholders; and has established an effective organizational structure.