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Madera County public works director resigns

Johannes Hoevertsz, who is stepping down as Madera County public works director.
Johannes Hoevertsz, who is stepping down as Madera County public works director. Courtesy photo

Johannes Hoevertsz, Madera County’s public works director who has worked for the county for 15 years, announced Thursday that he will leave his position Nov. 6.

Hoevertsz is moved to a new job in Sonoma County. What that job is was not outlined in a news release.

“This decision was not easy as I love my job and the work that we have accomplished as a team in Madera County,” Hoevertsz said. “However, this job opportunity presents a new challenge that will help me to grow further my professional career.”

Board of Supervisors Chairman David Rogers said he was sorry to hear about Hoevertsz’s resignation, but wished him the best.

“Johannes has been a great leader of a strong team, and has accomplished an impressive number of county goals,” Rogers said. “We will miss him as a leader and a dear friend.”

Supervisor Tom Wheeler called Hoevertsz one of the best road commissioners Madera County has ever had, citing his role in getting Road 200 widened.

The supervisors will discuss Hoevertsz’s replacement and appointment of an interim director at the Nov. 3 meeting.

“I have the utmost confidence that the public works team will continue to perform at the high level the board members and public have come to expect,” Hoevertsz said.

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