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Schiller might be named next Clark County manager

Updated October 17, 2022 - 6:09 pm

Clark County may appoint a new county manager on Tuesday, filling a vacancy created when Yolanda King announced her retirement in August.

Commission Chair Jim Gibson has recommended appointing Deputy County Manager Kevin Schiller to the top administrative post when King wraps up her 33-year tenure next month.

The seven-member board could take action at Tuesday’s meeting, according to an agenda item.

Gibson told the Review-Journal Monday that he expected a unanimous vote.

The commissioner said Schiller has a “deep understanding of the challenges we have in government” and that “he’s very, very effective at what he does.”

Multiple candidates who would bring “really strong and unique qualities” also were interviewed before Schiller jumped to the top of the list, Gibson said. “He’s highly regarded by everyone.”

Schiller has been with the county since 2017, and is tasked with overseeing the family services, social services, and the public defenders offices.

Before that, Schiller was assistant county manager in Washoe County in Northern Nevada. And prior to that, he served as the director of Washoe County’s Department of Social Services for 17 years.

He spearheaded efforts there to integrate “human services and creating innovative programming to serve vulnerable children, adults and families,” according to his Clark County biography page.

Schiller, who obtained a social service bachelor’s degree from the University of Nevada, Reno, started his social work career in Wyoming.

Should Schiller be appointed, he would be tasked with managing 10,000 employees in the 13th largest county in the United States beginning on Nov. 11.

King, whose career at the county began 33 years ago as a part-time toll collector at the Las Vegas airport, announced her retirement Aug. 31.

Contact Ricardo Torres-Cortez at rtorres@reviewjournal.com. Follow him on Twitter @rickytwrites.

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