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Regalo unanimous pick for county administrator

STOCKTON — The Board of Supervisors Tuesday removed the word “interim” from Ripon resident Sandy Regalo’s title to make her the San Joaquin County administrator.

The unanimous decision followed her interim appointment on March 26.

Regalo’s contract will be negotiated and brought back to the Board for approval at a future public meeting.

“The Board of Supervisors is pleased to make Sandy’s position as County Administrator permanent,” said  Board Chairman Miguel Villapudua.

“In the time that she has been serving as our Interim CAO, her communication, cooperation, and collaboration has been transformative to the County and our relationships with other local governments.

Regalo has served in various roles in the San Joaquin County Administrator’s Office for the last 10 years.

Those position include as an Assistant County Administrator, Chief Deputy County Administrator, and Senior Deputy County Administrator.

Prior to coming to San Joaquin County, she served 10 of her 15 years in management roles in neighboring Stanislaus County.

“I want to thank the Board of Supervisors for their continued support and for this opportunity to serve,”. Regalo said.

“As a long-time resident, I am excited to lean into this new role and responsibility to work with the Board of Supervisors and lead the County staff. In partnership with our Board, staff, and community, I am committed to building a strong and resilient community, with long-term sustainability so San Joaquin County remains a remarkable place to live, work, and play.”

Regalo lives in Ripon with her spouse where they raised their two children

 “I appreciate Sandy’s wealth of experience, especially as we look at difficult fiscal years ahead driven by the State budget crisis,” Vice Chair Paul Canepa added.

“I am confident that she will give us the best possible advice and direction on how to navigate the County through these budget challenges while keeping our commitment to local taxpayers.”

 A long time County resident, the new county administrator  enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Regalo holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. The County Administrator implements the financial, budgetary, and legislative decisions made by the Board, and advises the Board on fiscal and budgetary matters.