Assistant County Manager Yolanda King on Tuesday was promoted to chief financial officer for Clark County.
Commissioners unanimously approved the promotion, put forward by County Manager Don Burnette. King replaces CFO George Stevens, who is retiring Feb. 7.
King became an assistant county manager in May. Before that, she was director of business and financial planning.
King will continue overseeing the departments that report to her as an assistant county manager. Those departments include fire, human resources, public guardian and social service, with the Clark County Shooting Complex.
“Working for Clark County and being a public servant has truly been a blessing, and I look forward to this next chapter in my career,” King said in a statement.
The move means the county will have two assistant county managers instead of three.
The county has a $6.2 billion budget, and the chief financial officer has oversight of areas that include the comptroller office, risk management, budget and financial planning, purchasing and contract administration and payroll.
King, whose salary is $174,200, has 16 years of public budgeting and finance experience, including seven as the budget director.
King started working part time for county in 1986. She has a dual bachelor’s degree in accounting and management information systems from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix.
Stevens had been the county’s CFO since 1997 and had a 29-year career in public finance, which included working as the county’s assistant CFO and for the city of Las Vegas.
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