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The Yolo Way - County Mission Statement

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Difference Makers are individuals recognized for exemplifying the County's mission, or "The Yolo Way," and demonstrating our S.P.I.R.I.T. core values. These are examples of employees who make a difference in our community either through direct service or by diligently supporting the staff that enhances the lives of others. Recognition is shared in a variety of ways; annual S.P.I.R.I.T. awards, County Service Awards, by our Board of Supervisors, or by being a featured Difference Maker on this page. Read on to learn more about Yolo County’s Difference Makers and don’t forget to explore recent and archived recognitions on our News & Updates page.

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Oscar Ruiz

Recognized by: Melissa Elliott, Yolo County Probation Department

Oscar Ruiz - Yolo County Difference Maker!Oscar Ruiz has been with the Yolo County Probation Department for many years and in many different roles. I have had the opportunity to watch him grow from a Senior, to Supervisor, and now Superintendent position. I have always admired his strong work ethic but as our Department has undergone many recent changes, it is his compassion for his staff that has made a lasting impression. He has gone above and beyond to check-in on staff and to encourage everyone to continue pursing our career goals. His positivity and dedication toward his staff and the Department are admirable and definitely does not go unnoticed.

Thank you for being a difference maker!

Oscar is pictured here with Difference the Duck - "Diffy" for short. Click to read more about Diffy and his travels around Yolo.