WILLIAM T FUJIOKA
William T Fujioka was born and raised in Los Angeles County. He is a public administrator with 34 years of experience in local government, has served since July 2007 as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the County of Los Angeles, implementing the new governance structure whereby the CEO exercises executive authority over most County departments and operations..
The CEO is responsible for managing the largest county in the nation (over 10 million residents), with a budget of approximately $23 billion and over 100,000 employees; and is responsible for countywide policy and program leadership -- from health and social services to public safety, community and municipal services to recreation/culture and the arts.
William first came to work for the County in 1978 holding various positions. He was an examinations analyst, Civil Service appeals analyst, personnel officer, and administrator in the Department of Health Services, including administrator and chief executive officer of High Desert Hospital/Antelope Valley Cluster. He left the County in 1997 to become general manager of the Personnel Department for the City of Los Angeles serving in this capacity for two years. In August 1999, he was named Los Angeles' City Administrative Officer and served for eight years in that capacity before retiring. After a brief retirement, he was appointed by the Los Angeles County’s Board of Supervisors as the first Chief Executive Officer in July 2007.
William has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology (Social Research), University of California, Santa Cruz, 1970-1974, and graduated Cum Laude. He is married to Darlene Kuba and has one son (Jason, who is in college).