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County selects new Chief Executive Officer
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Monica Nino has been named the new chief executive officer of Stanislaus County. The Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors selected Nino to begin work on Jan. 1.

She will be replacing Richard Robinson who is retiring after 30 years in government service.

The hiring came after a national executive recruitment effort that started on June 1.

Nino was selected from among more than 30 applicants screened by the county's Human Resources Department. Applicants went through an extensive screening process for qualifications. Final applicants were interviewed twice by supervisors. In the end it was Nino's financial and budgetary expertise that gave her the edge. Also factoring in the decision was her ability to work with diverse groups and her track record of decision making.

Nino is currently an assistant executive officer in the county CEO's office. She started with the county in 1988 as an accountant and was promoted in 1991. Nino was then promoted to assistant executive officer in 2005.

"We are extremely pleased with the results of this process and the selection of Ms. Monica Nino," said Board of Supervisors Chairman Dick Monteith. "Ms. Nino has the experience, skills and vision we need to keep Stanislaus County as a model for effective government, even in these difficult times."

As CEO, Nino will oversee more than 3,700 employees and a budget of approximately $891 million.