Mono County press release
November 4, 2015, Bridgeport, CA – The Mono County Board of Supervisors announced at its regular meeting on Tuesday that Leslie Chapman has been appointed to the County Administrative Officer position effective Wednesday, November 4.
“After a thorough and exhaustive nationwide recruitment, Leslie Chapman, Mono County’s current Finance Director, was selected out of a field of over 20 applicants,” said Tim Fesko, Chair of the Board. “Ms. Chapman has demonstrated her dedication to Mono County and her leadership skills as Finance Director during challenging economic times. We look forward to working with her as CAO, a role in which she will be able to lead us toward the best Mono County imaginable.”
The County Administrative Officer oversees day-to-day county operations, formulates short and long-range plans and budgets, coordinates work of department heads, interprets Board policies, represents the Board in the County’s intergovernmental relations, and performs other general administrative duties for the Board. The CAO works in both Bridgeport and Mammoth Lakes.
Chapman served as Inyo County’s elected Auditor-Controller for 10 years before joining Mono County’s management team two years ago.
Chapman takes over the CAO position from Public Health Director Lynda Salcido, who has served as the county’s interim CAO since May.
“Today is a new beginning for Mono County,” said Fesko. “Please join me in welcoming Leslie as Mono County’s newest CAO, and in thanking Lynda for her service these past few months.”