Special to the Express
Yolo County’s Chief Administrative Officer Gerardo Pinedo announced the appointment of Leslie Lindbo as director of the Department of Community Services. Lindbo has served as interim director since the retirement of former Director Taro Echiburu in December 2022.
“My colleagues and I are delighted to congratulate Leslie Lindbo on this appointment,” said Yolo County Board of Supervisors Chair Oscar E. Villegas. “She has earned a positive reputation throughout Yolo County by providing excellent customer service with a strong track record of community engagement and successful collaborations with both industry and stakeholders. Her experience and knowledge will undoubtedly continue to have a positive impact in Yolo County for years to come.”
Following an extensive nationwide search, Lindbo was selected from a highly competitive pool of applicants. “Leslie has demonstrated a commitment toward upholding Yolo County values,” said Chief Administrative Officer Gerardo Pinedo. “I am confident that she will continue to lead the department with a strong focus on excellent customer service, efficiency and collaboration with our city partners,”
Lindbo has over 28 years of public sector experience. She came to Yolo County in 2010 as the director of Environmental Health after working in the same field for both Solano and Placer counties. Since then, she has assumed various leadership positions in the Department of Community Services, including director of community development and chief assistant director. She has established herself as a capable and dedicated leader who is focused on protecting and preserving agriculture, quality customer service and mentoring others to reach their potential.
Lindbo holds a master’s degree in business administration from UC Davis and a bachelor of science degree in environmental studies and planning from Sonoma State University.
“I am grateful for this new opportunity,” said Lindbo. “As a resident of Yolo County, I am honored to serve in the community where I live. I believe in Yolo County’s mission of enhancing the quality of life in our community and I intend to continue to do my part in implementing that mission by leading the Department of Community Services and serving the residents and visitors of Yolo County.”
The Department of Community Services’ core functions includes public works, integrated waste management, environmental health, building services, land use planning, natural resources and sustainability.
Lindbo immediately assumes the position of Director of Community Service.