Following the December retirement of Tim McCoy, Perminder Bains was selected to serve as the new Director of Administrative Services for Yuba County. Bains has worked for the County for nearly 19 years, and was most recently Deputy Director of Public Works. He graduated from Fresno State and went on to work for a local contractor. He then worked for Sacramento County conducting construction inspections before joining Yuba County. He has been trained in emergency management through the California Office of Emergency Services. Bains also oversaw 70 miles of roadway repairs completed in one construction season. Bains’ goal in his new position is bringing employees together. “It’s about building relationships,” Bains said. “The goal is to continue departments working together to be more efficient to serve our residents better.” McCoy retired Dec. 13 after serving in the position for two years. Administrative Services manages the Yuba County Airport, oversees buildings, maintenance and custodial staff for all facilities, and handles purchasing and contracts for County departments. Bains will be overseeing three major Administrative Services projects, including the $20 million Yuba County Jail expansion project; the $20 million Tri-County Juvenile Rehabilitation Hall project; and the $1.8 million taxiway project at the Yuba County Airport. “Perminder is the right person to continue the excellent work of Administrative Services,” Yuba County Administrator Robert Bendorf said. “He has demonstrated great leadership skills in his previous role and we are excited to now have him lead an entire department.” Bains started in his new role Jan. 1.