Lynda Salcido interim Mono CAO – again

– Press release

Mono County, Calif.On Tuesday, May 12th, the Mono County Board of Supervisors announced its selection of Lynda Salcido to serve as Interim County Administrator, effective when current County Administrator Jim Leddy leaves the post later this month.

Lynda Salcido

Lynda Salcido

Leddy informed Mono County in April that he would be leaving his position for personal reasons and intended to relocate to his former home in Sonoma County.  A long-term County employee, Ms. Salcido is also Mono County’s Director of Public Health/EMS, a position she has held for 15 years.  Notably, she previously served as Interim County Administrator in 2013 after the departure of then-County Administrator James Arkens.

As in 2013, Ms. Salcido will serve as Interim while the County recruits for a permanent County Administrator and until the individual ultimately hired as permanent County Administrator takes office.  This process is estimated to take approximately four months.

Board of Supervisors Chairman Tim Fesko commented, “Lynda did an outstanding job previously as Interim County Administrator, and the Board greatly appreciates her willingness to serve the County again in that capacity.”  Until she officially takes over as Interim County Administrator, Ms. Salcido will be meeting with Jim Leddy and other department heads in order to fully acquaint herself with pending issues and to ensure as smooth a transition as possible.


Mono County offers a rural setting with the most spectacular landscapes in the state.  Situated between the crest of the Sierra Nevada mountains and the California/Nevada border, Mono County has a land area of 3,030 square miles, or just over 2 million acres, 94% of which is publicly owned. Much of this land is contained in the Inyo and Toiyabe National Forests. As a result, Mono County is home to vast scenic and recreational resources, and has unsurpassed access to wilderness and adventure.

The county is home to, and named after Mono Lake, which is a large high-desert saline lake. Also located in the county is the historic gold rush town of Bodie, which during its heyday in the late 1800’s was home to as many as 7,000 people, and is today maintained as a State Historic Park for the public to come and enjoy. The county seat is proudly located in Bridgeport.

Scenic Highway 395 weaves its way north-south through the heart of the county, effectively dividing the steep mountains to the west from the vast desert valley to the east. As it provides access to Yosemite National Park via Lee Vining, it passes beneath towering peaks, and past broad desert expanses.



3 Responses to Lynda Salcido interim Mono CAO – again

  1. Mono local May 20, 2015 at 1:21 pm #

    This board better look back at the past instead of dreaming about a county where it never snows. From the news the week about El Niño looks like they will need someone with winter experience.

  2. H May 18, 2015 at 2:57 pm #

    Linda will do a fine job again during this interim period – but I question the need to take 4 months to sort this out once again. There are some excellent candidates currently on staff that are qualified for this job. Enough with getting enamored with the out of the area candidates for a change. We need someone who has local roots that will be here longer than two years. Enough institutional changes have been made by and put in place by Mr. Leddy that have set the stage for a local candidate – we don’t need and cannot afford a candidate who is making Mono County a notch in his or her belt for two years and then is off to another position. I hope our new Supervisor, Ms. Corless, is listening…

  3. Big Sur May 17, 2015 at 12:37 pm #

    Interesting that the blurb at the end says that “Mono County offers a rural setting with THE MOST SPECTACULAR LANDSCAPES IN THE STATE” !!

    It doesn’t say “some of the most,” or “among the most,” but “THE MOST” SPECTACULAR landscapes in the entire state of California!

    Really? You folks need to get out more.

    You should visit Big Sur, southern High Sierra, the Golden Gate, Yosemite Valley, the redwoods, north coast, beaches in So Cal at sunset, etc., etc., etc. sometime.

    I never cease to be amazed at the self-aggrandizing abilities of the Mono County/Mammoth tourism departments.

    And the last few sentences look to have been written by a 6th grader; does the last sentence have subject? Cousin It, perhaps?

    THE MOST spectacular landscapes my a***!


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