County of Solano’s Perry Sauro wins Facilities Managers Recognition Award
Perry Sauro manages more than 2.6 million square feet, including five ‘campuses’ in three cities and, more than 60 other buildings located in seven cities and unincorporated areas. The types of facilities includes adult and juvenile detention (operational 24/7/365), essential facilities for emergency/disaster response including radio towers, courthouses, health clinics, laboratories, animal care, parks/recreation, veterans memorial halls, offices, warehouses, equipment shops; corporation yards, light and heavy equipment for fleet vehicles and road maintenance, parking structures/lots, and grounds landscaping/hardscaping. His background includes serving in the U.S. Air Force for more than 24 years and as a manager of Home Depot.
5 other things to know about me…
ABOUT ME… “My friends and colleagues say that I am honest, knowledgeable, dedicated, team-oriented, even-tempered, understanding, supportive, approachable, engaged and flexible. Personally I have opinions but I’m not opinionated.”
I ADMIRE… “Bill Gates. I admire his vision, his purpose in life as philanthropist. I have read several early white papers for business development of Microsoft Corporation.”
MY BIGGEST JOB CHALLENGE… “Managing the balance between economic/staff resources and operational/automation needs in a fast-paced, ever-changing physical and political environment.”
CHANGES TO COME IN OUR PROFESSION… “A 15-year-old today has never known the world without the internet. Five years from now, he or she will be one of the millions of workers who leverage technology to create flexible work patterns radically different from a more traditional work place that is based on assigned workspace to support and achieve a satisfying work life-balance.”
ONE LAST THING… “County facilities are not just buildings, they are environments where democracy lives, and essential services are provided to build and strengthen communities and improve lives every day. I’m at my best when I’m making a positive difference in the lives of the staff that I work with.”