After 23 years of service to Imperial County, Deputy County Administrative Officer Janet Thornburg is leaving to work elsewhere.
She said she leaves the county with fond memories of fellow employees.
"I'll miss the people," she said. "I'll miss being able to help when I could help."
Thornburg said one of her fondest memories was from 1995 when colleagues put on a production in honor of her being selected employee of the month. She went on to be employee of the year.
"There have been many wonderful experiences," she said. "I work with a lot of really wonderful people whose care and attention they bring to the job is important."
Thornburg has accepted a job with the Imperial County Office of Education as interagency steering committee community coalition coordinator. The job involves working with county departments, law enforcement, courts, schools and ICOE departments that provide services to and for children. The job assignment is one of an assistant superintendent to maximize the collaborative efforts to provide services for children and families.