A longtime Livingston County court administrator was honored amid his retirement.

Circuit Court Judge Michael Hatty and other judicial staff attended Monday’s meeting of the Livingston County Board of Commissioners to show support for John Evans upon his retirement. Evans, who was described as a great public servant, was joined by family members at the meeting and was presented with a proclamation for his service and many accomplishments.

Meanwhile, Chief Judge Miriam Cavanaugh has appointed Roberta Sacharski of Howell to fill the position. Sacharski, the current Livingston County Probate Register, was unanimously recommended as the top candidate from a pool of nearly 100 applicants reviewed by an interview panel. James Hughes is the former Regional Administrator for the State Court Administrative Office/Michigan Supreme Court. Hughes has served as Interim Administrator to assist in the selection process and says Sacharski is the “right person at the right time to manage the non-judicial functions of the Circuit and Probate Courts”.

A brief swearing in ceremony will be held Friday afternoon in the probate courtroom, at the judicial center, with Judge Cavanaugh presiding. (JM)