Office of the County Manager
The county manager position was created under a home rule charter that was approved by voters in November 2014 and took effect Jan. 1, 2015. Previously, Clark County had a county administrator.
Also under the charter, the three-member Board of County Commissioners expanded in January 2016 to become a five-member Board of County Councilors, or Clark County Council. Two incumbents left the board at the end of 2016, and two new members joined in early 2017.
After the departure of the incumbent county manager in May, the council contracted with a Seattle-area search firm for an interim to conduct the county's day-to-day business while Strategic Government Resources conducts a national search for the next county manager.
Jim Rumpeltes of Surprise, Ariz., joined Clark County as interim county manager on July 10, 2017. He expects a new county manager could be on the job in early 2018.