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Apprenticeship offers Career Path Opportunities for Young People

September 30th, 2016
 Michele Daugherty and Lisa Vigil both shared their personal stories of beginning careers as apprentices in the construction industry.  After two years in the trades,...Read More
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New San Joaquin USA County Administrator on the job!

Monica Nino didn’t have to come from far away to start her new job this month in San Joaquin County.  She moved from neighboring Stanislaus County, where she worked for 25 years, the past year as chief executive officer overseeing 26 departments and the county’s $1.3 million budget.New San Joaquin County Administrator

Nino has a master’s degree in public administration    and a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Nino will receive a base salary of $244,254 and also receive the benefits provided to other county executives, according to the county. Those include a $7,000 car allowance and about $24,000 that can be used to buy health benefits or to be taken as cash.

Nino replaces Manuel Lopez, the county administrator who retired earlier this year.

Nino brings with her experience dealing with the issues already facing San Joaquin County, like the state’s public safety realignment, changes from national health care reform and delivering mental health care.

The experiences of the two counties have not been that different, Nino said.

“San Joaquin County is facing very similar issues – just on a bigger scale,” she said.