Board Appoints Internal Services Director

5x71The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed Scott Minnix to oversee its Internal Services Department, whose responsibilities include maintaining more 13 million square feet of County property, operating the County’s information technology and communications systems, and various administrative, finance and environmental sustainability services.

“I look forward to Scott leading a transformation in the Internal Services to enhance customer service, prioritize innovation and improve efficiency,” Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas said.

Minnix comes to Los Angeles from Texas, where he served for nearly six years as director of Houston’s General Services Department, overseeing its annual budget and the day-to-day building operations of nearly 400 facilities, representing more than 8 million square feet of occupied space. Prior to joining the City of Houston, Minnix held an executive position for the City of Seattle, overseeing property management and maintenance at City Hall, police precincts, fire stations and other facilities spanning 3 million square feet, and administering an $80M budget.

A former officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve, Minnix received a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Washington and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration/Management from the University of Puget Sound.

At ISD, one of his primary tasks would be to consolidate the County’s existing 48 data centers into a single Countywide Enterprise Data Center in El Segundo, which Supervisor Ridley-Thomas believes would “modernize our I.T. systems in the most cutting-edge, energy efficient and cost effective way.”

ISD is currently renovating AC Bilbrew Library in unincorporated Willowbrook. In partnership with the County’s Treasurer and Tax Collector, ISD also launched the residential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, which allows homeowners to finance energy efficiency and water conservation retrofits through annual property assessments.