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Press Releases
Board of Supervisors Appoints Thomas G. Mauk As County Executive Officer
September 28, 2004
(Santa Ana, CA) Supervisor Tom Wilson, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, today announced the appointment of Thomas G. Mauk to the position of County Executive Officer. Mauk joins the County with an extensive background in public policy administration, management and experience at all levels over the last 30 years.
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CEO’s Leadership Development Plan Reaches Milestone
June 17, 2004
(Santa Ana, CA) On June 11, 30 County employees graduated from the Orange County Leadership Academy conducted at Chapman University. County Executive Officer James Ruth initiated the Leadership Academy in January along with other management initiatives and a restructuring of County government.
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CEO Names New Human Resources Director
May 24, 2004
(Santa Ana, CA) County Executive Officer James Ruth today appointed Marcel Turner as Human Resources Director for the County of Orange. The appointment is effective June 14.
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Community Invited to Budget Workshop
May 24, 2004
(Santa Ana, CA) The County’s Executive Officer, legislative advocate and department heads will provide their perspectives on the 2004-05 budget at the County of Orange’s ninth community budget workshop set for 9 a.m., May 28 at the Hall of Administration at Santa Ana Blvd. and Broadway in Santa Ana.
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MEDIA ADVISORY - Press Briefing on Strategic Financial Plan Set for Tuesday
April 26, 2004
Media briefing: CEO Jim Ruth, CFO Fred Branca and budget staff will discuss the update of the Strategic Financial Plan set for Board presentation on May 7.
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Volunteer Hours Valued at $24 Million
April 19, 2004
(Santa Ana, CA) - Wednesday morning the Board of Supervisors will honor volunteers at the eighth annual Countywide volunteer recognition ceremony. More than 26,000 volunteers donated 942,097 hours of service valued at approximately $24 million in avoided costs for County government in 2003.
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County Names New Chief Financial Officer
March 30, 2004
(Santa Ana, CA) - County Executive Officer James D. Ruth today appointed Edward Corser as Deputy CEO/Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Corser follows Interim CFO Fred Branca who has served in that position for the last 12 months. Corser’s appointment is effective May 17.
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County Names New Surveyor
March 16, 2004
(Santa Ana, CA) - The Orange County Board of Supervisors has appointed Raymond Mathe to the position of County Surveyor as part of the Resources and Development Management Department (RDMD). Mathe is a Professional Land Surveyor with 22 years of experience in government, cadastral and geodetic surveying. The appointment is effective April 8.
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Orange County’s Chief Engineer Receives ASCE Award
March 2, 2004
(Santa Ana, CA) - Ken Smith, Director Public Works/Chief Engineer for the County of Orange Resources and Development Management Department, was honored with the Engineer of the Year Award on February 19 from the Orange County Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). ASCE is a professional association with more than 130,000 members worldwide.
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Sorting Problem Shifts Names on Sample Ballot
February 6, 2004
(Santa Ana, CA) - “Sample ballots, mailed last week to Orange County registered voters, list candidates’ names for federal and Green Party contests in an order that will not match polling place ballots,” said Steve Rodermund, Orange County Registrar of Voters. The races affected are President, Senate, House of Representatives and a Green Party county race.
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Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park Reopens
January 26, 2004
Orange County park officials will officially reopen Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park tomorrow, Tuesday Jan. 27, after California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) announced today that it has obtained positive DNA results linking a suspected mountain lion to attacks upon two mountain bikers earlier this month.
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CEO Announces County Reorganization
January 9, 2004
(Santa Ana, CA) - In a move that will bring greater accountability and more effective management to County government, CEO James D. Ruth announced today a restructuring of the County organization.
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Orange County Auditor-Controller David Sundstrom Releases the Popular Annual Financial Report
January 6, 2004
(Santa Ana, CA) - The Auditor-Controller’s office has just released its first ever Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR). This report presents financial highlights for the County of Orange, California for Fiscal Year (FY) 2002-03 and is a high-level summary of information contained in the County’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR).
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Supervisor Bill Campbell was elected Chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors January 5th, 2004.

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