Following 34 years of employment with the county, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors recognized Bob McGarva on his upcoming retirement.
McGarva first started with the road department in August 1987 as a road maintenance worker, and he was promoted to a road equipment operator in November 1999, he was promoted to a road maintenance supervisor, and in 2005 was promoted to the road field supervisor position, a title he holds until his retirement Aug. 3.
“Bob was an outstanding employee. He was timely and consistent and excellent at overseeing his road crews and providing them support and guidance. He was effective at scheduling, budgeting and completing projects on time during construction season. Bob was part of the bidding process for purchasing new equipment and materials and always ensured the bidding was done correctly. Bob also served as president of his employee union, providing representation for all within his bargaining unit. His knowledge, experience and leadership made him invaluable employee during his time with Lassen County,” read the unanimously approved proclamation honoring his retirement.
“Bob was a great asset to the county, and his knowledge and expertise will be greatly missed after his retirement. We wish Bob well in his retirement, and whatever future endeavors he pursues, including spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren.”
During the meeting, some of the board commended McGarva for his years of work, thanking him for what he’s done.
“They are the old school, get it done kind of people,” CAO Richard Egan added of the McGarva family. “Bob, especially, and we really appreciate their efforts over the years.”