Board Names Sandy Regalo as Interim County Administrator
March 27, 2024

Stockton, CA - At its meeting on March 26, 2024, the San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors named Sandy Regalo as the Interim County Administrator, following the termination of the contract with Jerome Wilverding. The appointment was made unanimously in closed session and reported out at the end of their meeting today. Ms. Regalo will serve in this role until a permanent County Administrator is named.

“Sandy Regalo has been a steady and constant presence in San Joaquin County over the past 10 years,” commented Board Chairman Miguel Villapudua. “On behalf of the Board, I want to thank Sandy for her willingness to step into this new position and continue her service to the people of San Joaquin County. In the time that I have had the privilege to work with her, I have enjoyed her candor and insight and have always appreciated her commitment to public service. I am confident in her ability to lead the administration of the County and look forward to continuing to work with her towards the Board's policy and financial goals.”

Ms. Regalo has served in various roles in the County Administrator's Office for the last ten years, most recently as an Assistant County Administrator. Her areas of responsibility have included oversight of budget, management of American Rescue Plan Program (ARPA) funding, crisis management, emergency planning and contingencies, retirement, and serving as a member of the Treasury Oversight Committee. Prior to coming to San Joaquin County, she served 15 years in management roles in neighboring Stanislaus County.

“I want to thank the Board of Supervisors for their confidence in me,” stated Ms. Regalo. “As I have told them individually, I am here to serve the people of San Joaquin County. Public service has been an enduring passion of mine throughout my career. County government is an entry point for our residents to access critical services, and the work that we do ensures a good quality of life. As an administrator, I take my role as a steward of public responsibility and funds seriously, to maximize the impact of our tax dollars for the people and businesses of our County.”

“The Board appreciates Sandy taking on this new leadership role, and we are confident in her ability and experience,” commented Vice Chair Paul Canepa. “As we head into the State budget crisis, this Board will lean on her leadership and knowledge to guide us and position San Joaquin County in the best possible way. County Administrators play a unique role, and her ongoing relationship with this Board of Supervisors means that there is a trust and rapport already present thanks to her strong work ethic and commitment to public service. I look forward to continuing to build on that relationship to navigate the State budget cycle with a proven and steady leader.”

Ms. Regalo is married; she and her spouse live in Ripon, where they raised their two children. A long time County resident, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. When asked her favorite thing about the County, she replied, “San Joaquin County is a gem! We are centrally located and a thriving agricultural hub for all of California. The best aspect of San Joaquin County, however, is its people, and I am incredibly grateful to serve the diverse and hard-working residents of our community.” The County Administrator implements the financial, budgetary, and legislative decisions made by the Board, and advises the Board on fiscal and budgetary matters. Ms. Regalo was appointed to step three of a five step salary range for the position, with an annual salary of $331,793.02.


The Board of Supervisors is the governing body of San Joaquin County and serves more than 779,000 residents. The Board establishes County policies, passes local ordinances, approves the budget, sets local tax rates, supports community programs, and provides many other essential services.


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