The San Joaquin County Board of Supervisors has selected Monica Nino as the new county administrator on Monday afternoon.
Nino, who will take responsibility for the county’s $1.3 million budget, has been Stanislaus County’s chief executive officer since 2012. She previously served as Stanislaus County’s assistant executive officer from 2005 to 2012.
“Monica has extensive experience in the county executive’s office in Stanislaus, and will bring county executive experience to her role here in San Joaquin County,” Ken Vogel, the board’s chairman, said in a statement. “That experience will be invaluable in addressing and resolving the challenges that face San Joaquin County today.”
Supervisors selected Nino from a pool of four finalists, including internal candidates Joseph Chelli, director of the San Joaquin County Human Services Agency, and Jerry Becker, director of the county’s Information Services Division.
Nino began her 22-year county government career as an accountant with the Stanislaus County Auditor-Controller’s Office.
“I believe my experience will assist with the opportunities and challenges that the community of San Joaquin County will face now and in the future,” she said.
Nino will earn an annual salary of $244,254, and her start date will be determined during the next Board of Supervisors meeting.
Nino replaces Manuel Lopez, who retired in March after 111⁄2 years as San Joaquin County’s administrator.
Since then, Rosa Lee has been serving as the county’s interim administrator.
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