Two-term County Supervisor Jerry Muenzer said his goodbye Tuesday to his time in the elected role.
This week’s board meeting was likely the last for Muenzer before his successor, Jim Gillio, takes over in the District 4 seat representing south San Benito County and parts of southeast Hollister. Muenzer lost his attempt at a third term in the November election to Gillio.
Gillio will be sworn in along with fellow new Supervisor Peter Hernandez in early January.
Muenzer in saying goodbye made mention of his involvement with Pinnacles becoming a national park.
“It has been an honor and a pleasure representing the voters of San Benito County,” Muenzer said, “working with staff, working with the regional boards and having the opportunity to represent San Benito County before a subcommittee of Congress to allow Pinnacles to become a national park and, not quite successfully yet, but trying to get Clear Creek reopened to the off-road users. It has been an honor and a pleasure these eight years.”