Corrine Reed is recognized for her upcoming retirement from the Lassen County Health and Social Services Department during the Tuesday, Oct. 15 Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting. Chairman Jeff Hemphill hands her the unanimously approved proclamation. Photo by Makenzie Davis

Reed retires after more than 16 years with county

Following 16 years and 10 months working for Lassen County, Corrine Reed is set to retire.

A proclamation unanimously approved by the supervisors and words from peers marked the upcoming occasion during the Tuesday, Oct. 15 Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting.

“We are going to miss Corrine, I don’t know how we’re going to replace Corrine since we can’t replace Corrine,” said Yvonne Smith, Lassen County Health and Social Services chief fiscal officer. “Your dedication all these years, your dependability anytime I ever asked you to do anything … she just always, always did anything anyone asked.”

Reed started working for the county in January 2003 as administrative secretary for the health and social services department. By the following January, she was promoted as an administrative assistant-fiscal officer for the public health department. She transferred to the behavioral health department MHSA program as the administrative assistant-fiscal officer in August 2007 and held the position until her retirement, set for Oct. 25.

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According to the proclamation, “In addition to the fiscal duties of her position with Mental Health Services Act, she was also responsible for assisting with various trainings, community meetings and MHSA Stakeholder meetings. Her participation in the various meetings was extremely beneficial as she provided input from a fiscal perspective. Corrine was also very involved with the Family Resource Centers including the recent remodels.”

Reed also worked with program and internal services staff, implementing a new innovation project utilizing software to assist clients in their homes.

“Corrine always demonstrated a dedication to the clients we serve,” read the proclamation. “(She) served as a valuable member of the Lassen County Recognition Committee for the last 16 years. Corrine will truly be missed by everyone who has worked with her all these years.”

Lassen County Health and Social Services also thanked Reed for her time with the county.

“You just have been one of those people who gets something done,” Longo said of Reed, adding she was generous and considerate.

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The board unanimously approved the proclamation recognizing Reed’s Oct. 25 retirement.