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Clark County selects King as new chief financial officer

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Updated: 1/07/2014 1:01 pm
LAS VEGAS — Assistant County Manager Yolanda King has been promoted to Clark County chief financial officer, according to a news release.

King replaces George Stevens, who is retiring Feb. 7. County Manager Don Burnette made the appointment, which was ratified by the County Commission today.

“After 16 years of County experience in public budgeting and finance, including seven years as the County’s budget director, no one is better suited to taking this position and continuing with our strong fiscal policies,” said Burnette.

King has served as one of three assistant county managers since May, before which she served as Clark County’s director of Budget and Financial Planning. The departments that report to King as assistant county manager are Fire, Human Resources, Public Guardian and Social Service, as well as the Clark County Shooting Complex. King also has worked closely with the County Clerk, District Attorney and Public Administrator. King will continue to oversee these departments as well as the Finance Department and the Office of Diversity. She’ll also be working closely with the County Treasurer.

As CFO, King will be responsible for administering the County’s $6.2 billion total budget and will oversee the offices of the Comptroller, Risk Management, Budget and Financial Planning, Purchasing and Contract Administration, Accounting, Accounts Payable, Central Payroll and Timekeeping, the Automotive Division, Detention Operations and more.

Before serving as assistant county manager, King had been the Budget Director since October 2006 and had been responsible for preparation and management of the County’s $6.2 billion total budget. She also oversaw the County’s procurement and contracts function and served as a lobbyist for the County during the state legislative session. King has 16 years of experience in public budgeting and finance and 4 years of experience in auditing.

"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,” said King.

Stevens, who has been the county CFO since 1997, also has served as the director of finance for the city of Las Vegas and as the County’s assistant director of finance, racking up 29 years of experience in public finance.

— From news release


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