The Mono County Board of Supervisors appointed Lynda Salcido as â€śActing County Administrative Officer (CAO),â€ť Tuesday, Jan. 29.
A long-term county employee, Salcido is also Mono Countyâ€™s Director of Public Health, a position she has held for 13 years. She will serve in the additional capacity of Acting CAO following the last day of employment of the countyâ€™s current CAO, James Arkens on Feb. 3, and until an â€śInterim CAOâ€ť is recruited and appointed, which may take a few weeks. Arkens was recently hired as CAO for Sutter County in central California.
In terms of next steps in the hiring process for a permanent CAO, Marshall Rudolph, County Counsel, explains, â€śThe Board anticipates that the Interim CAO will be recruited from outside the county and will not be a candidate for permanent appointment as CAO. The Interim CAO will serve while the county recruits for a permanent CAO and until the individual ultimately hired as permanent CAO takes office.â€ť
This process is estimated to take approximately four months.