About Deputy County Executives

Administrative Services

David VillanuevaDavid Villanueva is the Deputy County Executive for Administrative Services at Sacramento County and was appointed by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors in February 2011.

Administrative Services includes the departments of Clerk Recorder, Office of Emergency Services,  Finance, General Services, Personnel Services, Revenue Recovery, Technology, and Voter Registration and Elections. These departments facilitate the day-to-day operation of Sacramento County. The Library JPA, Sacramento Employee Retirement System and Sacramento LAFCo have a coordinative relationship with Community Services.​ 

Mr. Villanueva had been Sacramento County's Chief Information Officer and the Director of the Department of Technology. Prior to joining Sacramento County in July 2008, he worked for the State of California as Deputy Director and Chief Information Officer for the Department of General Services and as an accounting administrator with financial and reporting responsibilities.

Mr. Villanueva has a California State University, Sacramento Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, concentrating in Accountancy; and he has completed their Leadership for the Government Executive program.

Community Services

Mike Penrose, Interim Deputy County Executive

Mike Penrose has been serving as Interim Deputy County Executive for Community Services since January 2022.

Mr. Penrose began his career with the County as an engineer with the Transportation Division in the Department of Public Works in 1991. In 1997, he was promoted to Principal Civil Engineer and served in that position until 2001. He was promoted to Chief of Transportation in 2001 and managed the department’s maintenance and operations division and the engineering and planning divisions. 

In April 2006, Mr. Penrose became the Director of County Engineering, where he managed the Development and Surveyor Division, Construction Management and Inspection Division and the Consolidated Billing Division.

In March 2008, Mr. Penrose was named interim Director of Transportation and was appointed as the Director of Transportation in July 2008. During his tenure, he oversaw many large transportation projects in the County’s development.

With his unique skill set of engineering, public works and planning, Mr. Penrose was named as the Deputy County Executive for Public Works and Infrastructure in 2017, where he held that position until his retirement in 2021. 

Mr. Penrose holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University and a Master of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Sacramento State University.​

​Public Safety and Justice

Bruce Wagstaff

​Bruce Wagstaff is the Interim Deputy County Executive for Public Safety and Justice​ at Sacramento County and was appointed by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors​ in April 2020. 

Public Safety and Justice​ is comprised of the departments of ​Corner​, Probation, Public Defender, and Conflict Criminal Defender.  Community Corrections Partnership,  Criminal Justice Cabinet, Office of Inspector General, and the Superior Court have a coordinative relationship with Public Safety and Justice.

Mr. Wagstaff has an extensive public service career, including executive positions at both the State and local level, and also served previously as the Chief Deputy County Executive in Sacramento County. ​

Mr. Wagstaff is a graduate of UC Davis with a degree in Political Science/Public Service and obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Sacramento.​

Social Services

Bruce WagstaffBruce Wagstaff is the ​​Deputy County Executive for Social Services at Sacramento County and was appointed by the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors in July 2018​. 

Social Services has the departments of Child Support Services, Environmental Management, Health  Services, Homeless Initiatives, Human Assistance, First 5 Sacramento and Sacramento Housing & Redevelopment Agency have a coordinative relationship with Social Services.

Mr. Wagstaff has an extensive public service career, including executive positions at both the State and local level, and also served previously as the Chief Deputy County Executive in Sacramento County. ​

Mr. Wagstaff is a graduate of UC Davis with a degree in Political Science/Public Service and obtained a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from California State University, Sacramento.