For 10 years, Leslie Chapman has worked as Inyo County’s elected Auditor-Controller. Now, Mono County has made her an offer she wants to take – the Director of Finance.
Chapman said that rumors were out there, and so Tuesday she went before the Inyo Supervisors to let them know she had interviewed for the Mono County job, that they made her an offer, and there was a good chance she would take it. Said Chapman, “It’s not a done deal.” The Mono County press release said that “a conditional offer of employment has been extended to Ms. Leslie L. Chapman for the position of Director of Finance.
The release also said that the “interview panel was pleased to find someone not only well qualified for the position, but also so enthusiastic about the challenge.” Chapman said, “This would allow me to stay in the Eastern Sierra but yet do something more challenging and interesting in the next phase of my life.” Her current job involves management of eight employees. The Mono County position would involve more responsibility with 18 employees, oversight of the Treasury, Auditor-Controller and accounting staff in Public Works.
Chapman said there is a great staff in the Inyo Auditor’s Office who can take over. She said of Mono County, “We have talked terms and agreed. There is not yet a final deal.” Sounds like there will be. Mono County officials said they expect Chapman to start employment with Mono on May 1st. If she does take the Finance Director job, Chapman will relocate to Bridgeport but keep her home in Independence.