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Ventura County's Top County Manager Gets Big Contract Extension

Ventura County has signed its top manager to a long-term contract extension.

Ventura County Supervisors reupped County Executive Officer Mike Powers through 2024, following a performance review.

In making the decision, County Supervisors rated the job Powers has been doing as exceptional.  They noted he heled lead the county through some difficult times, like the Thomas and Woolsey fires.

Powers was appointed as the County's Executive Officer in 2010.  This is the third time his contract has been renewed.  He currently makes just under $300,000 a year, with salary increased tied to whatever other top managers for the county received

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.