Former Calaveras County Administrative Officer Brent Harrington has not been very successful at retiring.
He first retired from a long career with Calaveras County in 2001 after having served as both CAO and, earlier, as planning director. That time he went directly from the Calaveras job to be the president and chief executive officer
of the Regional Council of Rural Counties, a lobbying group that represents the interests of 28 rural counties.
Then, he actually did retire, briefly, but has now, by my count, served one stint as interim CAO for Calaveras and two stints as interim planning director for Calaveras over the last eight years.
This time, when his stint as interim planning director ends in early March, Harrington swears he really has retired. But that won’t mean he stops taking a very public role in promoting the welfare of Calaveras County. Instead, Harrington said he will focus his attention on leading the board of the Calaveras Community Foundation, which raises money for various charitable causes.