The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has appointed Luther Snoke as the county’s new Chief Executive Officer. Snoke had served briefly as interim CEO.  

“Throughout his time with the county, Luther has effectively managed department operations, which has translated to maximum efficiency and quality public service,” said Third District Supervisor and Board Chair Dawn Rowe. “Given his proven track record of quality leadership, I’m very confident in his ability to continue expanding and improving the services we provide to our residents.”  

Snoke’s career with San Bernardino County began in 2013. Prior to his appointment as interim CEO in August 2023, he served as the chief operating officer (COO). As COO, he worked closely with county executive leadership and department heads to develop the Countywide Vision, which seeks to promote initiatives that advance education, economic development, community health and public safety in the region. He was also instrumental in overseeing the completion of important construction projects such as the Lake Gregory Dam, Big Bear Alpine Zoo and a new water system for Pioneertown. 

“I want to thank the Board of Supervisors for giving me the honor of serving in this position,” said Snoke. “I will focus on supporting the implementation of board policies as well as working collaboratively with our departments to deliver quality public service to our residents.” 

During his time with San Bernardino County, Snoke has also served as a county deputy executive officer, strategic initiatives chief and interim director of Public Works, Land Use Services and Special Districts. Prior to joining the county, Snoke spent 15 years in the private sector as vice president of finance for Hallmark Rehabilitation, director of financial operations and reimbursement for Skilled Healthcare, senior business analyst for Abaris Inc., and network administrator for Advance Storage Products. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Fullerton and a senior executive credential from the California State Association of Counties (CSAC). 

“It is truly an honor to work for a county that capitalizes on the diversity of its people, its geography and economy,” said Snoke. “I look forward to working with the board and our staff to achieve the Countywide Vision of increasing access to prosperity and well-being throughout our region.”   

Additional County Update News – September 15, 2023

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