Board names new county executive officer

Jeffery A. Van Wagenen Jr. is the new CEO of Riverside County. Valley News/Courtesy photo
RIVERSIDE COUNTY – The Riverside County Board of Supervisors unanimously appointed Jeffrey A. Van Wagenen Jr. as the next county executive officer in a special closed session meeting held Thursday, Feb. 4. Van Wagenen has worked for 14 years in public service with the county, including the last three years as assistant CEO for seven public safety departments. Before his latest tenure with the county, he owned and operated a criminal law office for 10 years. Van Wagenen earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California and his juris doctorate from the University of California’s Hastings College of Law in San Francisco. “After doing a competitive, nationwide recruitment, I am pleased that one of our Riverside County residents will be our next CEO,” board
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