The Deputy County Administrator provides support to the County Administrator, the Board of Supervisors, and County departments on a variety of issues.
Deputy County Administrator J.R. Powell began a life of public service when he joined the United States Marine Corps in 1989. He served during an active war for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Powell finished his time in the military as a Sergeant with a specialization in communications, receiving three Navy Achievement Medals during that time.
Following his military career, Powell began working at the 911 Center in 1995 as a Telecommunicator. He was promoted to Assistant Shift Supervisor in 1998 and Operations Supervisor in 1999 before being named Director in 2012.
Powell began his new position as Deputy County Administrator and Assistant General Manager of the Public Service Authority on July 1, 2022.