City Manager & CEO, City of Henderson
Richard Derrick was sworn in as City Manager/CEO for the City of Henderson in July, 2018 and served as the Interim City Manager since February of 2018. He was also the Assistant City Manager/Chief Financial Officer since June 2013. As chief executive officer Richard oversees a values-based organization that implements City Council prioritized short and long-term strategies to accomplish the City’s mission and vision. He advances city-wide initiatives through both strategic visioning and hands-on leadership with a commitment to best practices, performance metrics and the enhancement of the organization’s constructive culture.
As Chief Financial Officer Richard was responsible for the overall fiscal health of the city, including managing resources, cost efficiencies, and ensuring service delivery needs across a broad spectrum or municipal functions. Under his leadership, the city of Henderson has maintained one of the highest bond ratings of any city in the state of Nevada.
Richard joined the city in 1999 and has served as Finance Director, Manager of Budget and Strategic Management, Assistant to the City Manager and Assistant Finance Director. With more than 30 years of experience in budget and financial management, he has worked in both the public and private sectors for the Clark County School District, Caesars Palace and Deloitte, Haskins and Sells.
He is a current member of the Community Education Advisory Board (CEAB), Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA), Leadership Institute of Nevada, Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Nevada Government Finance Officers Association (NGFOA), Nevada Government Managers Association, International City/County Management Association and American Society of Public Administrators.
Richard is a graduate of the 2000 Clark County Leadership Forum. He was a two-term Treasurer for the NGFOA and also served 10 years as a Budget Document Reviewer for GFOA’s “Distinguished Budget Presentation Award” program. He held a six-year appointment to the GFOA’s Committee on Governmental Budgeting and Fiscal Policy, served as an Audit Committee member for the Clark County Credit Union for five years, and was a Board Trustee for Henderson Libraries for five years.
A Henderson native, Richard holds a master’s degree in public administration and a bachelor’s degree in business administration, both received from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.