County Administrative Officer


Leslie Chapman was appointed Inyo County CAO on July 27, 2021. She previously served as Mono County Finance Director and more recently its CAO. Ms. Chapman also previously served Inyo County as its elected Auditor-Controller, and for the past three years as Assistant CAO, in charge of Motor Pool, Parks & Recreation, Recycling & Waste Management, Museum Services, and the Library.


Three-inch thick white binder sitting atop podium in Board Room with County Seal on wall in background.

CAO Recommended Budgets

Each fiscal year, the County Administrative Officer works closely with the Auditor-Controller and Senior Budget Analyst to balance the County Budget. This includes months of meetings with department heads and their fiscal staff and results in the preparation of the CAO's Recommended Budget for the Board of Supervisors to review and approve. 

More information on the budget process, and current and past CAO Recommended Budgets, can be found at the link below.

Screenshot of Board of Supervisors meeting, showing five Board members seated at dais along with County Counsel, while CAO speaks from podium, as seen in upper right hand corner.

Board of Supervisors Meetings

The County Administrator serves as the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. With some exceptions, the Board meets every Tuesday beginning at 8:30 a.m. in the Board Chambers inside the County Administrative Center, 224 N. Edwards St., Independence, CA 93526.