County appoints Lutz HHSA director

Supervisors appoint Timothy Lutz to succeed Jason Britt as head of Health & Human Services

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TULARE COUNTY – Jason Britt has moved on up the ladder for the County of Tulare, taking over as County Administrative Officer. And now the Board has decided who should take his place as head of Health and Human Services Agency.

Beginning on Jan. 7 of next year Timothy Lutz will head up the HHSA. As director, Lutz will oversee HHSA’s workforce of approximately 2,000 employees and its four branches of daily operations: Human Services, Public Health, Mental Health, and Fiscal Operations.

“We are glad to have someone with Tim’s capabilities in this role and welcome him back to Tulare County.” stated Tulare County Board of Supervisors Chairman, Steve Worthley.

Britt, who knows the agency well concurs with Worthley.

“We are pleased to have found a director familiar with the agency and Tulare County,” shared County Administrative Officer, Jason T. Britt. “I look forward to working with Mr. Lutz and implementing the policies set forth by the Board.”

Lutz has worked in the public sector for over 12 years bringing a wealth of knowledge in varied areas of government programs and services including: fiscal operations, human resources, social services, aging and veteran services, environmental health, animal services and administration. Lutz comes to Tulare County after previously serving as the County Administrative Officer for Calaveras County in San Andreas, California.
Lutz earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology and his master’s in business administration from California State University, Fresno. As Agency Director, Lutz’s base salary will be $171,289.

“I am very excited to be returning to Tulare County and the Health & Human Services Agency,” stated Lutz. “The Agency does tremendous work at preserving and enhancing the critical safety net, health, and well-being of County residents and I am honored to be serving as the Agency Director. I want to thank the Board of Supervisors for their support in appointing me to this position.”

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