Inyo Board of Supervisors Selects Next CAO By Unanimous Vote

Inyo Board of Supervisors Selects Next CAO By unanimous vote during its closed session Tuesday, the Inyo County Board of Supervisors appointed Nathan (Nate) Greenberg the next County Administrative Officer. Greenberg will be replacing Leslie Chapman, who is set to retire September 28.

Greenberg’s official start day will be September 2, providing the opportunity for predecessor and successor to work side by side as they facilitate a smooth transition.

The appointment comes on the heels of a comprehensive nationwide search for County Administrative Officer candidates. After a thorough, multi-interview process, Greenberg was selected as the best fit for Inyo County and its 473 employees and the communities they serve. Greenberg brings with him 18 years of government experience from neighboring Mono County, where he served as the Director of the Information Technology Department. Prior to taking the director position in Mono County, he served in several other county government positions, owned a small business, and worked as an instructor in the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS).

Greenberg is familiar in the Eastern Sierra for his participation in various regional civic organizations. He took a lead role in the Inyo-Mono Broadband Consortium and also helped found the Eastern Sierra Avalanche Center; Greenberg currently serves as president of ESAC’s board. He has written several books on backcountry skiing and road biking in the Sierra Nevada, and has earned statewide and national accolades for his work in digital technology.

As a lifetime outdoor enthusiast and avid backcountry skier, climber, and mountain biker, Greenberg has spent countless days wandering and getting to know the extensiveness of Inyo County. As a longtime public servant, he is also keenly aware of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for Inyo County.

“Inyo County has always had a special place in my heart, and I am extremely excited to serve as part of an already strong and capable team,” Greenberg said. “While the challenges California counties face today are immense and complex, I feel confident in our ability to advance initiatives through collaborative efforts, thoughtful conversations, and strong relationships. I hope that my years of county experience matched with a fresh perspective will provide for new opportunities to support the communities and constituents of this unique portion of the state.”

The Board of Supervisors reflected Tuesday on the fortunate position Inyo County finds itself in, having successfully recruited a supremely qualified candidate at a time when CAO positions around the state are vacant. They also noted it will be a major benefit to bring Greenberg on in time for him to work with outgoing CAO Chapman, who Supervisor Jeff Griffiths credited with nurturing a stable, successful operation that would be attractive to like-minded CAO candidates.

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Allen Berrey
Allen Berrey
1 month ago

Double great news for Inyo County! First, good riddance to Leslie Chapman! I had to file a lawsuit in Inyo County Superior Court to force the Board of Superviors to fix the many intentional and retaliatory lies Ms. Chapman told to them and the public in her Staff Report concerning… Read more »

Joseph Frank
Joseph Frank
1 month ago
Reply to  Allen Berrey

Didn’t you lose that lawsuit?

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Allen Berrey
Allen Berrey
1 month ago
Reply to  Joseph Frank

No – I settled it with Board of Supervisors changing the minutes if its March 10, 2020 meeting to reflect reality and the truth and not the many falsehoods and prevarications in Ms. Chapman’s Staff Report.

As someone in baseball said, you can look it up.

Thank you for asking.

Joseph Frank
Joseph Frank
1 month ago
Reply to  Allen Berrey

Oh I get it you have a fragile ego. Nothing more to see here.

Last edited 1 month ago by Joseph Frank
Allen Berrey
Allen Berrey
1 month ago
Reply to  Joseph Frank

I answered your question Joseph.

My lawsuit was simply to set the public record straight.

And hold to account a dishonest public official.

If that involves my ego as an American citizen and taxpayer then yeah it’s about my ego.

Thank you.

Joseph Frank
Joseph Frank
1 month ago
Reply to  Allen Berrey

You are truly a hero.

Last edited 1 month ago by Joseph Frank
Allen Berrey
Allen Berrey
1 month ago
Reply to  Joseph Frank

But maybe Joseph you are OK with public officials who don’t tell the truth and spread lies and disinformation?

I’m not.

And I’ll be darned if I’m going to sit by and do nothing when I catch them doing it.

Thanks

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 month ago
Reply to  Allen Berrey

Nowdays,EVERYTHING is a lawsuit…never mind the fact 99 % of them are dismissed or frivolous….I read kyle ritenhouse has like 1,287 lawsuits filed..among them,President Biden,Ophra Winfrey,CNN ,MSNBC,LeBron James,Mike Trout,Dak Prescott,Albert Pujols,J.K.Dobbins,Mickey Mouse and the Man In the Moon…..and then asking for money and donations to move forward with them…and some… Read more »

Pedro
Pedro
1 month ago
Reply to  David Dennison

David DenseAgain, You sound like a corporate shill for “tort reform”. pulling statistics out of your orifices. Civil suits are one of the only ways individuals can be made whole against corporations and government. Company steals your paycheck, Insurer does not want to pay out the coverage you paid for,… Read more »

David Dennison
David Dennison
1 month ago
Reply to  Pedro

Pedro Sure,there are some legitimate civil lawsuits,and rightfully so,but in this day and age,few and far between. Ask any civil lawyer “off the record ” and he’d be the first to tell you,the goofy and frivolous ones outnumber the ones that should be filed and heard ten to one. Kinda… Read more »

Pedro
Pedro
1 month ago
Reply to  David Dennison

Ten to one? So 91% of cases, Any lawyer? OK, So every civil law attorney in USA is saying 91% of the clients they represent are full of crap. And they still take the case. Or 91% of plaintiffs are in the wrong and 91% of defendants right? However one… Read more »

Charles James
Charles James
1 month ago

This is a very good choice! For those looking to bring county government closer to the public through innovative use of technology, we could not have a better choice. While our county has made great progress in the past few years, in IT, there’s much more that can be done.… Read more »