David Farano is recognized for his retirement during the Tuesday, Nov. 19, Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting. Chairman Jeff Hemphill presents him with the approved proclamation and plaque. Photo by Makenzie Davis

County recognizes Farano on retirement

Following about 31 years working for the county, David Farano was celebrated for his retirement.

During the recent Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday, Nov. 19, the board unanimously approved a proclamation honoring the long-time employee for his service.

According to the proclamation, Farano started working with Public Works in the building and grounds department in Oct. 1988. In Aug. 1993, he transferred to the social services department as a building maintenance custodian.

“He was responsible for the Richmond Road building for many years, which came with many challenges,” read the proclamation. “David was dependable and willing to lend a hand. He was there at all hours to help employees with building issues, unlocking gates to the parking lot and coming down to turn off the alarms when the police showed up.”

In 2018, Farano was nominated for the Employee of the Year.

“His willingness to go the extra mile and help anyone out earned him the very deserving award at the Lassen County Fair Appreciation Luncheon,” the proclamation continued.

Those in attendance at the meeting spoke of Farano’s dedication and his willingness to help others.
“I just want to thank you for the work you’ve done to help us in social services. As the proclamation states, you’ve just been there to respond to those alarms,” said health and social services director Barbara Longo. “I personally want to thank you, and I appreciate all you’ve done, and we’ll miss you.”

Farano retired from the county Oct. 31 following 31 years of employment.

“Lassen County and (the) board of supervisors wishes him well for many years to come,” concluded the proclamation.