I have had the pleasure of serving Clark County since I became a county employee in 2001. In June 2016, I was honored when the Board of County Councilors named me Clark County’s first county manager, a position created by the voter-approved home rule charter.
Earlier in 2016, the new five-member Board of County Councilors, Assessor, Auditor, Clerk, presiding District Court judge, Prosecuting Attorney, Sheriff, Treasurer and I signed a Vision, Mission and Strategic Actions statement we drafted over several months. The statement says, in part:
The mission of Clark County government is:
We enhance the quality of life in our diverse community by providing services with integrity, openness and accountability.
Our vision for Clark County is a community with:
- Safe streets, neighborhoods and structures
- Healthy natural and built environments
- Prosperity and well-being for a diverse population
- Engaged, civil and informed citizens
- Inclusion and acceptance of all people
- First-rate infrastructure
- A population and environment prepared for current and future job opportunities.
- Collaboration throughout the community is necessary to achieve this vision.
We have seen many challenges over the past few years and achieved great things. Many of those are reflected in my 2016 annual report.
The report talks about achievements and those who made them possible. And it focuses on initiatives we have undertaken to better position the county for the future. Exciting changes in the offing will bring us even closer to the highest levels of teamwork and performance.
I am honored to lead an experienced, intelligent workforce with education, training and a reputation for premier service. I am privileged to serve this caring, dedicated community. I want to forge new partnerships and strengthen existing friendships across a wide variety of people, agencies and organizations as we carry out our mission and work toward our vision.
Thank you for your continuing commitment to our community.