Approaching his 40th wedding anniversary in September, Los Angeles County Chief Administrative Officer David Janssen on Tuesday announced that he plans to retire in January. During his decade with the county, Janssen guided the nation’s most powerful Board of Supervisors out of near bankruptcy and into what Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky describes as the best financial shape the county has been in nearly three decades. “I realized I’ve been working since I was 14 years old and I’m 61,” Janssen said. “It just feels like the right thing to do at this stage in my life. I’m going to go into retirement and see what it’s like. “And September is our 40th anniversary. There aren’t many of us around that have been married that long,” he said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Janssen, who earns $232,804 annually, has more than 30 years of experience in local and state government. He was appointed to the county’s top administrative position in August 1996 after a 13-year career as CAO in San Diego County. Prior to that, Janssen held several executive-level positions with the state.