Mono, Inyo Supervisors Announce Appointments

–  Press release from Mono County

Mono County, Calif. – On Tuesday, May 21, the Mono County Board of Supervistors announced its selection of Jim Leddy as the new Mono County Administrator.

Jim Leddy

Jim Leddy

The selection follows an extensive recruitment process begun in January and guided by the Board’s efforts to strengthen strategic planning for the county. Jim Leddy currently serves as a Deputy County Administrator/Community andGovernment Affairs Manager for the County of Sonoma. The Board of Supervisors intends to approve a contract formally appointing Mr. Leddy as County Administrator on June 4 starting on June 10.

The salary will be $160,000 annually.

Board of Supervisors Chairman Byng Hunt commented, “Jim brings energy, experience and a commitment to effective and efficient public services. The Board was unanimous in the decision to ask him to join our community. This Board is identifying and working on a series of short and long term challenges facing our County and we know we need an Administrator that will work with the community, the staff and the Board to maximize results.” Chairman Hunt further commented, “The Board also extends its appreciation to Public Health Director Lynda Salcido and County Counsel Marshall Rudolph for their respective services as Acting CAO during this process.”

Prospective County Administrator Jim Leddy commented, “It is such an honor to be given the opportunity to work for the Board and join with fellow public servants of Mono County in delivering high quality, crucial services. Mono County is an amazing place of rugged, natural beauty and has challenges and opportunities. I am confident by working together, we can strengthen public services while being wise stewards of taxpayer resources. The Board’s commitment to building a strong strategic planning process through collaborative partnerships is exciting and I can’t wait to get started!”

Prior to coming to Mono County, Jim has two decades of public service experience. Jim has served as the Community and Governmental Affairs Manager (Deputy County Administrator) of Sonoma County since 2008, a position with additional public information and legislative responsibilities. Prior to working for Sonoma County, Jim was the Executive Director of the Napa County Planning and Transportation Agency from 2006 to 2008. From 1993 to 2006, Jim worked for the State Senate serving in the District Offices of two Senators, first as a Field representative then District Director.

Jim grew up in the rural community of Monte Rio in Sonoma County. He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree from University of California, Davis in Sociology (Criminology Focus). Jim is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Institute, University of Virginia (Weldon Cooper School of Public Policy – 2011).

In addition to his professional service, Jim, age 45, is a former member of the Santa Rosa School Board having served two terms from 2001-2008. Jim is married to Kathy Hayes, his wife of 15 years, and they have twin 11-year-old sons, Logan and John.

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– Press release from Inyo County

The Inyo County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce the appointment of Clint Quilter as the Director of the Inyo County Public Works Department. The Public Works Director position has been filled on an interim basis by Doug Wilson, of Willdan Engineering, since January 2011.Mr. Quilter will begin work in Inyo County on August 5th.

Clint Quilter

Clint Quilter

The Board will act upon a standard County personnel services contract in open session to finalize Mr. Quilter’s appointment. The appointment of Mr. Quilter was made by a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors, with all members present.

“I’m extremely pleased we were able to reach agreement with Mr. Quilter”, said Board Chair, Linda Arcularius. “It’s been a long recruitment, but well worth it.I’m sure Mr. Quilter will validate the discernment exercised by the Board in selecting our next leader for this important department.”

Mr. Quilter comes to Inyo County from the City of Hollister, California, where he has worked for the past 24 years; the last nine as the City Manager.Prior to being appointed City Manager, Mr. Quilter served as the City’s Public Works Director for seven years.Mr. Quilter is a graduate of Tonopah High School, in Tonopah, Nevada.

“I am extremely excited to begin work for Inyo County. Having met and interacted with both the Board and a number of staff members, it is clear to me that it will be a great place to work. Being from the general area, I have a great love of high desert and eastern Sierra. I can’t wait to get started”

 

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J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago

Heres one for Y’all, Who lies more Repubs or Dems?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJon7iFzt9o

If you have the time, Watch it. Cenk Uygur keeps it real! It’s the news source I trust the most.

I is one
I is one
8 years ago

Mr. Tortoise, although I have yet to me the man (Mr. Quilter), you peaked my interest and I did a quick research of his credentials on the States Comsumer Affairs Department. Lo and behold not only is Mr. Quilter a registered civil engineer he is also a professional land surveyor.… Read more »

Mark
Mark
8 years ago

Liberals would be better off getting the brain rotted by FOX news then reading the Huffington Post who continues to fail to report all the facts.

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Oh Okay Mark! Mr. “I don’t answer the all questions because I don’t want to be proven wrong in front of my peers” America would be better off if the public would stop feeding into this liberal Vs conservative. Yeah I give my opinion, and solution = http://www.Wolf-PAC.com It’s Congress… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

“America would be better off if the public would stop feeding into this liberal Vs conservative. Yeah I give my opinion, and solution.” Bingo Jerry. I am proud to be an American, as you say, I don’t like the fact that we have gotten into some of these wars, for… Read more »

Politics of greed
Politics of greed
8 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

And speaking of greed, I am continuously amazed at the number of Americans who have been duped into believing taxing the rich is the worst thing that can possibly happen to the country. 2nd would be looking after the underserved in our community. This is truly one of the twisted… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago

lots of folks get mugged raped and pillaged Dr. And that is not a dig .. just an observation. Also, I understand the feelings about taxing the rich, how it can be a bad thing, .. it’s a double edged sword, One side .. oh man don’t do that it… Read more »

the rich are heroes to some
the rich are heroes to some
8 years ago

Conservatives worship the rich. (some weird identification/fantasy thing, I suppose)
Normal people see the greed in that.

Non-thinking conservatives
Non-thinking conservatives
8 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

The conservative view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.

— John Kenneth Galbraith

the way conservatives see it
the way conservatives see it
8 years ago

New Conservative Republican Definitions alternative energy sources n. New locations to drill for gas and oil. bankruptcy n. A punishable crime when committed by poor people but not corporations Cheney, Dick n. The greater of two evils. class warfare n. Any attempt to raise the minimum wage. climate change n.… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago
Reply to  Mark

Why do you assume that these represent preferred news sources for people of any political persuasion? There are a lot of news sources in the world and most of the really good ones are abroad.

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago

True that Desert T. I believe the good ones are the ones that don’t have ties with those who give major contributions to either party’s campaigns, or those tied to any company or industry that supports either party. Because the corruptive influence of money works really well in this current… Read more »

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago

Regarding Mr. Quilter, how does someone with nothing beyond a high school diploma become a city manager and now a county public works director? One would think there is no shortage of qualified candidates with a public administration or public finance degree, or in the case of a public works… Read more »

Changing Times
Changing Times
8 years ago

If you have not noticed D.T., the younger generation does not view war the same way the older generation does. Generals and Admirals were/are a big deal post WWII, but things are different. The new generation focuses on other things. Such as how do I make it in an overcrowded… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  Changing Times

Changing Times, yes you are right about the younger generation thinking differently, of course it does .. and our generation sees it differently from our parent’s generation. But in the log run each generation brings something to the table always, the generation of our grandchildren will bring … yet, something… Read more »

Younger generation is learning
Younger generation is learning
8 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

The mistake boomers have made is to think the next generation would not notice how a recent political group has brought to the table a bankrupted country trying to find weapons of mass destruction (that never existed in the first place) in Iraq while making the Vice President and his… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  Changing Times

Ohh and that’s not right though … try to sweep away something great in our history, that still has people in these modern times who lived that century like we are living it now. There was some mighty triumphs achieved in that time, that saved us from some bad joo… Read more »

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago
Reply to  Changing Times

@ Changing times, Of course we need the elders and those who have the wisdom through experience to help us but even that has been seldom scene, our society is such a “anti society” unless your are already part of the social circle already. Yeah it’s definitely time to move… Read more »

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
8 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

All men are created equal – except for those who have greater opportunity because they were born into it.

Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise
8 years ago

So are the zero likes and three dislikes an indication that people are, like me, disgusted at the wages paid or disagree with me that I think these employees are over paid?

Tony Cumia
Tony Cumia
8 years ago

Funny when i Hear ‘Liberal Democrat’ I think of some one who is very closed minded to people that arent “liberal’. I think of people who ideals are stuck in the 1960s[not very progressive to be stuck on failed policies from the past] I think of government dependence,I think of… Read more »

not gonna happen
not gonna happen
8 years ago
Reply to  Tony Cumia

LOL!

Can’t wait to see your front-runner in the next election,Tony Cumiia.

Let’s see … who might it be ? ,,, Palin? Bachmann? Beck?

Can you say loser?

Confusion abounds in politics
Confusion abounds in politics
8 years ago
Reply to  Tony Cumia

You are one confused puppy T.C.
And until you neocons can come up with a strong front-runner for president – the majority of America will continue to view Palin, Beck, Bachmann, et. al as laughing stock.

Tells you something about the GOP
Tells you something about the GOP
8 years ago

There was a time, albeit brief, when polls showed Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann topping the 2012 Republican presidential primary field. And that tells you something about the challenges the GOP faces as it tries to rebrand itself as a viable party in presidential politics. The Tea Party per se is… Read more »

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

I think the US looks at the tea party AND the GOP as loudmouth nutty buffoons…….

Steve
Steve
8 years ago
Reply to  Wayne Deja

What a coincidence. That’s exactly how I see liberals.

Best definition of a conservative
Best definition of a conservative
8 years ago
Reply to  Tony Cumia

A person with two perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk forward.

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago

Best definition of your assumption of all who you want to label a conservative … narrow mindedness.

Young voters rejecting neocons
Young voters rejecting neocons
8 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

A person who believes that nothing should be done for the first time is probably the best (and most polite way) to describe today’s conservative. That is why today’s younger people (who are gung-ho in moving forward) are rejecting the conservative presidential front-runners in droves. Get used to it, Neocons.… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago

Would it surprise you though to know … there are a fair amount of conservative minded young people around. They are not born conservative, and they are not suddenly conservative when they reach 47 or some odd age. I’m just saying, we all have our beliefs .. why is it… Read more »

They don't get it
They don't get it
8 years ago

Our young people (the future) and people of color (the emerging majority) voted Democratic by a huge margin the last two presidential elections.

Some confused political factions still cannot fathom why this is.

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago
Reply to  Tony Cumia

Just so you know Tony, I am giggling inside from your blanket statement you put on “liberal democrats” keep watching foxnews, it really gives you the whole picture (Sarcasm). My turn! When I think of fundamental conservatives I think of those who have no consideration for those in a different… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

That’s what you think Jerry, and that’s what Tony thinks .. blanket statements or generalization eh? A racist is a racist, and can be either conservative or non conservative, A racist can either believe in God or not. I would say, that a racist truly doesn’t believe in God, maybe… Read more »

J-Frog
J-Frog
8 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

I was giving my side. I couldn’t keep it in. I’m upset Big Al, believe me I will take my concerns to the street (by way of petitions, outreach, debates, protests and research.) I don’t believe in blanket statements and don’t believe humans really know what god is “I don’t… Read more »

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

Oh I listen .. and I understand, and I give my point of view, I will listen to others, I just point out things I see as important. Right on. I don’t redefine who God is .. He is who He is brother. I just seek to be that way,… Read more »

Sadly true
Sadly true
8 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

Sadly, Big Al (and other like-minded neoconservatives) believe they have the power, “authority” and cynical confidence that others will associate with minds of their caliber and callously (and childishly) refer to the President of the United States as “Obummer.” And they cannot understand why the GOP is distancing itself from… Read more »

They could care less what great-grandpa did
They could care less what great-grandpa did
8 years ago
Reply to  J-Frog

Tom Brokaw once deemed the WWII folk as “The Greatest Generation.” Today, he gives that moniker to the 20 – 30 age group. As each generation is more liberal than the generation before it, there is no question in my mind that the “Greatest Generation” (who are inheriting the ugly… Read more »

Mark Twain
Mark Twain
8 years ago
Reply to  Big AL

Chew on this a while, Big Al …

The liberal of one century is the conservative of the next. The liberal invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.

— Mark Twain

Big AL
Big AL
8 years ago
Reply to  Mark Twain

Yeah I see that .. amazing how that works, when did we start changing …

When we learned some truth along the way?

Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
8 years ago

BillyD…..When I hear the word conservative,or Republican,I think of Limbaugh,Beck,the “momma-grizzly” Sarah Palin,Donald Trump,the “47%er” Mitt Romney,and now maybe the “new face” of the Republican Party,from what I’m reading, and hearing him say….Dennis Rodman. Good Luck in 2016,or for that matter, 2014…..Your gonna need it.

Ideology and new blood
Ideology and new blood
8 years ago

Got a good feeling about Jim Leddy. From the Bay Area, Bastion of open-minded and progressive liberal thought.
Can’t wait to see if he’ll be butting heads with far-righter Tim Fesko on ideology.

Reimburse the overpayment?
Reimburse the overpayment?
8 years ago

And part of that ideology is the consideration of docking the pay of all non-elected administrators to even the field with all union employees, and this of course, is not socialism (a word Fesko likes to throw around lately). It is unclear if Larry Johnston (who is also on the… Read more »

Tourbillon
Tourbillon
8 years ago

“open-minded and progressive liberal thought.”

Well which is it? Or did you intend the oxymoron?

Liberal is not a dirty word
Liberal is not a dirty word
8 years ago
Reply to  Tourbillon

Tourbillon-

The word liberal is the webster’s definition – not the Limbaugh/far-right definition.

But after years of lunatic extremist brainwashing – the confusion is understandable.

Tourbillon
Tourbillon
8 years ago

I know what “liberal” means. “Progressive liberal thought” is not the same thing, by a long way. And did you know? There are news outlets other than DailyKos and Mother Jones. Try something new, it might be refreshing. And again with Rush. You plump him so much I’ll have to… Read more »

not gonna happen
not gonna happen
8 years ago
Reply to  Tourbillon

Nnsense, Tourbillon,
Limbaugh and the far-right has got you and you know it.

The only thing neocons can come up with is “Right is right!”
Whatever the hell that means.

BTW you will never get a far-righter elected – the country is on to the fascist lunacy the far-right espouses.

BillyD
BillyD
8 years ago

Funny, when I read liberal I think knee-jerk. Why is that?

Mark
Mark
8 years ago
Reply to  BillyD

When I read liberal I think of TOML and everything that’s wrong within it.