Supervisors recognize Howard Heard on retirement from road department

In recognition of 32 years of service working for Lassen County, the board of supervisors unanimously adopted a proclamation Tuesday honoring Howard Heard on his retirement.

According to the proclamation, Heard began his career with the county in May 1988 as a service center attendant with the road department. There, his duties included cleaning the road shop and yard, helping with mechanics, light vehicle maintenance and filling in to help on the road crew. He then worked as a traffic sign technician.

In 1994, Heard took on duties as a temporary road equipment operation, as well, and in December 1995, he was promoted to the position full time.

From there, he worked in several districts within the county, improving public roadways, in addition to other duties that arose. He was later promoted to senior road equipment operation in march 2018, a position held until his retirement March 10.

“Howard has been an asset to the road department, the county and the public through his many years of experience, dedication and services. He always completed his duties an did a thorough job in the work he did. His hard work and knowledge will be missed in the department,” read the proclamation.

“Howard has been a dedicated Lassen County employee for over the last 32 years, and we thank him for his services and we wish him well in his retirement. We hope he finds success in any future endeavors he pursues,” the proclamation continued.