Edward Yen Named Executive Officer of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

LOS ANGELES – On May 21, 2024, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed Edward Yen as the new Executive Officer to oversee the administration of the Board of Supervisors. Mr. Yen, better known as Eddie, is the first Asian American of Chinese descent to hold the position leading the Executive Office of the Board of Supervisors. With nearly two decades of exemplary performance in local government, Mr. Yen most recently served as the Assistant Executive Officer overseeing technology, planning, legislation, operations, and the Assessment Appeals Board.

In his new role, Mr. Yen reports to all five members of the Board of Supervisors and exercises full responsibility for the direction and administration of the Department to maintain and improve operational efficiency and facilitate transparent governance. With a budget of $340 million, which includes funding for nearly 500 budgeted positions, the Executive Office is responsible for operating efficient and inclusive public meetings. The department also provides administrative support to 33 boards and commissions, including the Office of Inspector General, Sheriffs Civilian Oversight Commission, Office of Child Protection and more.

“I’m honored to be chosen for this leadership role,” said Mr. Yen. “I embrace the opportunity to lead as the Executive Officer. My passion for public service drives me to innovate, collaborate, and make a positive impact on our community.”

Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Yen spent five years with the Los Angeles County Office of the Assessor, holding the positions of Assessment and Public Services Director and as General Counsel. He began his County career with the Los Angeles County Office of County Counsel as a Deputy County Counsel. Before joining the County work force, Mr. Yen was an attorney in private practice.

Mr. Yen also serves as the president of the Los Angeles County Asian American Employees Association and recently served as the chair of the San Marino Recreation Commission. Mr. Yen values community service and mentorship, and he believes as a member of this community we all must be grateful for what we have and to give back when you can.

He has a Juris Doctor degree from Loyola Law School and a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management from the University of Southern California. In addition to working in the office, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing basketball and anything USC. He even named his kids after the school, Scarlett and Caleb.