Gary Gibson, Lake County Administrator has announced his retirement effective at the end of his contract on February 16, 2024. Gibson’s career spans 34 years in the public sector, with 28 years with Lake County government and the last four as County Administrator. Through his leadership as the County Administrator, Lake County navigated through the COVID-19 pandemic, allocated more than $250 million via CARES Act and ARPA funds, secured funding for the Regional Operations and Communications (ROC) Facility, and maintained the County’s triple-A rating from both Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s.
Moving forward, County Board Chair Sandy Hart will be leading an internal search for a new County Administrator. Lake County employees will have an opportunity to apply for the position.