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North Las Vegas promotes three high-level administrators

North Las Vegas’ city manager promoted three high-level employees Thursday.

City Manager Qiong Liu promoted Chief of Staff Ryann Juden to assistant city manager, Capt. David Noahr to assistant police chief and Deputy Public Works Director Jennifer Doody to public works director, according to a press release.

The job shuffling takes care of vacancies created by previous promotions. Liu had kept the title of public works director since her own promotion from deputy city manager to city manager. The deputy position had been vacant since she became city manager in November 2014.

Liu appointed an assistant police chief in January, but the job quickly opened again. Former Chief Joe Chronister retired in May and then assistant police chief Alex Perez took over the department.

Juden, 39, has “extensive government affairs experience both in Nevada and in Washington, D.C.” according to the release. Before joining North Las Vegas in 2013, Juden worked in constituent services in the office of former Rep. Christopher Cannon, R-Utah, after interning in the U.S. House of Representatives. Juden said he did legislative work as a student in Utah and Iowa and helped with North Las Vegas’ lobbying efforts this past session. Juden has a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and a law degree from the University of Iowa. Juden has also taught as an adjunct professor at both the College of Southern Nevada and UNLV.

Noahr, 53, has been on the force since 1987. He has a bachelor’s in criminal justice and a master’s in public administration from UNLV.

Doody has been a senior engineer in the development and flood control division of the public works department since 2001. She has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois and a master’s degree in public administration from UNLV.

Juden’s pay went from $131,250 to $137,812, Noahr’s pay went from $148,389 to $155,809 and Doody’s pay went from $119,995 $125,995.

Contact Bethany Barnes at bbarnes@reviewjournal.com or 702-477-3861. Find her on Twitter: @betsbarnes

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