Orange County CEO Extends Contract 2 Years

Orange County CEO Extends Contract 2 Years
Orange County Executive Officer Frank Kim attends a town hall discussion at the Be Well clinic in Orange, Calif., on March 9, 2022. (John Fredricks/The Epoch Times)
Rudy Blalock

The Orange County Board of Supervisors Aug. 9 extended County Executive Officer Frank Kim’s contract by two years, and raised his salary by $66,000 per year.

His contract, which was set to expire in May 2023, is now good through May 2025 and his salary was increased to $376,000, after last being reported at $310,000 in 2020. With benefits included, Kim’s total compensation from the county rose to $590,000.

“Having served now over 12 years as Chief of Staff and now as a supervisor on this floor, I’ve seen a lot of CEOs work and Frank Kim is just an amazing CEO,” Supervisor Andrew Do said at the board meeting while congratulating Kim on his accomplishments.

Chairman Doug Chaffee said Kim’s new salary is “richly deserved,” while applauding him for his care of the 18,000 employees under him.

Supervisor Katrina Foley complimented Kim for his hard work and “sincere and genuine dedication” to the county.

The county executive officer is the top leadership role for the county. Kim began working for the county in 1995 as a staff accountant, in 2012 he was appointed county financial officer before being appointed county executive in 2015.

Rudy Blalock is a Southern California-based daily news reporter for The Epoch Times. Originally from Michigan, he moved to California in 2017, and the sunshine and ocean have kept him here since. In his free time, he may be found underwater scuba diving, on top of a mountain hiking or snowboarding—or at home meditating, which helps fuel his active lifestyle.