Last January, Sac-Joaquin Section Commissioner Pete Saco announced he was retiring after 21 years. Four months later, the section approved the hiring of Mike Garrison as his replacement effective Aug. 1. However, Saco plans to stay on for a time to aid the transition.
Garrison, 50, is currently the assistant Superintendent of Human Resources with Rocklin Unified School District. Originally from San Diego, he’s worked his way up the administrative system after starting as a physical education teacher.