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County Project Management employee wins statewide recognition for public service
A county government project manager has received statewide recognition for his exemplary public service.
Brenton Rankin, a project manager with the county’s Real Estate Services Department Project Management Division, has received one of only three Excellence in Service awards given out each year by the California County General Services Association.
“Your demonstrated ability to manage logistically challenging and high-profile projects shows a high level of dedication and responsiveness to your customers’ needs,” the organization said in recognizing Brenton.
Brenton effectively manages a diverse roster of project types and brings a unique skill set to each, such as managing challenging projects within high-security detention facilities, upgrades at the Emergency Operations Center and new fueling stations, while managing and mitigating fiduciary risks and providing outstanding customer service.
One example of Brenton’s accomplishments is the Cafe and Conference Rooms Remodel Project, which converted a long-time restaurant into several multi-purpose conference rooms and a coffee bar within the County Government Center in San Bernardino. The project had the added challenge of having to serve as a temporary meeting place for the Board of Supervisors while the board’s chambers undergo renovation.
Brenton was tasked with keeping all construction efforts, audio/visual upgrades and furnishings on schedule to ensure the timely and seamless transition of the temporary board chambers functions into the temporary space to match the start of the chambers renovation project. Brenton worked closely with the county government leadership team to facilitate the scheduling and logistics of all public hearings, meetings and events.
Brenton is one of approximately 22,000 San Bernardino County government employees who define their job as creating “a county in which those who reside and invest can prosper and achieve well-being.”