Gregory C. Devereaux, Chief Executive Officer
385 N. Arrowhead Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0120
Telephone: (909) 387-5418
Fax: (909) 387-5430
Mr. Devereaux has served in state and local government for nearly 40 years, holding various administrative leadership positions in several California communities, including city manager in the cities of Fontana from 1993 to 1997 and Ontario from 1997 to 2010. He now serves as Chief Executive Officer for the County of San Bernardino.
In January 2010, the County Board of Supervisors selected Mr. Devereaux to help the Board lead the County in a new direction, emphasizing fiscal responsibility and proactive solutions. He worked with the Board and San Bernardino Associated Governments to develop a vision for the entire county, seeking input from residents, employers, educators, community-based and faith‐based organizations, and elected leaders. The Countywide Vision Statement was adopted by the County Board and SANBAG on June 30, 2011. Mr. Devereaux then immediately worked with the Board and County officials to establish County government’s role in the realization of the Vision.
During his tenure in Fontana, Mr. Devereaux worked with the Mayor and City Council to stabilize the city’s finances, increase infrastructure maintenance, and restore community programs. In Ontario, he worked with the Mayor and City Council to embark on an aggressive program that grew the city‘s economy and restructured the city’s staff to better serve its residents and the business community. The development of substantial financial surpluses allowed Ontario to undertake the most aggressive investment in community facilities in the city’s history.
Mr. Devereaux is a Fellow with the National Academy of Public Administration and a member of the Advisory Board of the graduate programs in planning at the Sol Price School of Public Policy at USC. In 2014, Mr. Devereaux was a presenter at the Ethics and Governance Program at the University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy. He is a Past President of the California Redevelopment Association and has served on multiple California League of Cities committees. He is President of the advisory board for the Department of Public Administration, California State University, San Bernardino, and a member of the advisory board for the University of California, Riverside School of Public Policy. He is the visiting professional in residence at the West Virginia University Eberly College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Public Administration. In 2009, Mr. Devereaux was appointed by the California Air Resources Board to the Regional Targets Advisory Committee on greenhouse gas reduction under SB 375.
In 2017, the Inland Empire Economic Partnership awarded Mr. Devereaux a “Turning Red Tape into Red Carpet” award for Leadership in Public Service. In 2015, Mr. Devereaux became the 59th recipient of the Clarence A. Dykstra Award for Excellence in Government from the Southern California Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration. In 2014, Mr. Devereaux received the Southern California Association of Governments President’s Award for Public Service Leader of the Year. He was also the recipient of the American Society for Public Administration Inland Empire Chapter’s 2008 Outstanding Senior Administrator Award and the Building Industry Association Baldy View Chapter’s 2007 Good Government Award. In 2005 he received the James S. Thalman Memorial Public Services Award from the League of California Cities Inland Empire Division, and in 2000 was named “Management Leader of the Year” by the A. Gary Anderson Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Riverside.