Stanislaus County has announced the retirement of Assistant Executive Officer Keith Boggs, effective Tuesday, June 23. His transition into retirement leaves a legacy including decades of leadership and many lasting contributions throughout the organization and community, county officials said.
Boggs was hired in 1991 as an Eligibility Worker I in the Community Services Agency focusing on all aspects of case management. By 1996 he was promoted into the Chief Executive office to the position of Assistant Management Consultant. His career at the County has included multiple departments and titles: Interim Animal Services Director, Senior Management Consultant, Interim Public Information Officer, Deputy Executive Officer, General Services Agency Director and Assistant Executive Officer.
Several key projects and initiatives have served as hallmark efforts throughout Boggs’ tenure at the County, including the Crows Landing Naval Air Base, the Westside Healthcare Advisory Task Force, Connecting Stanislaus – Digital Divide strategies, Facilities Fees developments, Stanislaus County Regional Tourism Roundtable, Earl Pride Scholarship Committee and the creator of the long-standing County Youth Mentoring Program.
His significant recognitions include a Technology Fellowship from the Community Technology Foundation, a Jean & Clyde Dunlap Literacy Award Recipient, the 28th Annual Dale Butler Equal Rights Award Recipient, the California State Association of Counties Challenge Award for the County Youth Mentoring Program, Stanislaus County Effective Partnership Award and the Great Valley Bookfest Literary Hero Award.
“Keith has brought an unwavering level of energy and passion to our organization,” said County Chief Executive Officer Jody Hayes. “His dedication to building a better community remains as strong today as it was the first day he began County service, and we wish him the very best on his new adventure.”
Boggs will remain connected to the County through an ongoing assignment to guide the future vision of the Crows Landing Industrial Business Park. The County will welcome former Hughson City Manager Raul Mendez this month to begin the transition into Assistant CEO, assuming responsibility for Boggs’ assignments.