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New Animal Control Director

LAKE COUNTY, Calif.– The County of Lake is pleased to announce the permanent appointment of a new Department Head.

At their Tuesday meeting, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to appoint Jonathan Armas to the position of Animal Control Director, effective upon the departure of long-time Director Bill Davidson at the end of this week.

Armas is a life-long Lake County resident, graduating from Clearlake High School in 2008.  He obtained his AS Degree in Business Administration from Mendocino College in 2016.  Armas has a strong commitment to public service and will promote from his current position as Animal Control Officer II.  

A two-year employee of the department, Armas worked in close partnership with Lake Evacuation and Animal Protection (LEAP) during our repeated wildfire disasters.  He served as AC team leader, alongside ASPCA representatives, during the Mendocino Complex Fires in 2018.  During the Camp Fire in Butte County, Armas joined the AC team providing mutual aid to that community during its time of crisis.

“In his time with the department, Jonathan has consistently risen to help Lake County meet critical animal services needs,” affirms outgoing Director, Bill Davidson.  “This is a great chance for Jonathan to expand his contribution, and make a difference for many county residents and their animals.”

 “I am excited to continue working with the incredible team of employees at our Animal Control Department, providing essential animal care services to our community.  I am very grateful to the Board for this opportunity and I look forward to serving in this new capacity.” said Armas.

Board Chair Tina Scott said Armas is an “emerging new leader who exudes enthusiasm for the work of his department,” and “Lake County is fortunate to be able to select him from a strong field of candidates.”

 

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1,000 Hands Update

Some in the community have asked whether the 1,000 Hands Project is still on, in light of the recent Golf Fire incident. The answer is an emphatic, “yes.”

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