The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors announced Beth Ward will be stepping down from her position as Contra Costa Animal Services (CCAS) Director, citing her family’s decision to move out of state.
Ward, who has held the position since November 2015, has identified January 19, 2024, as her final date of employment.
Ward brought to CCAS over thirty years of experience, having previously served as vice president for community alliances at the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, and as the director of animal care at the Peninsula Humane Society.
“This has been a very difficult decision because I’m incredibly proud of the work we’ve achieved over the last eight years,” said Ward. “I’m filled with immense gratitude for the hard work and commitment of our staff, volunteers, and the community who have helped CCAS achieve significant milestones that have improved the lives of people and animals in Contra Costa County. The collaborative spirit and tireless dedication of our team have created a lasting impact, and I leave with a sense of pride in what we have accomplished together.”
In light of this development, the Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors will initiate a recruitment process to identify and appoint a new Director for Contra Costa Animal Services.