County Manager/ CEO, Clark County
Appointed as County Manager for Clark County effective Dec. 2, 2016, Yolanda King is responsible for the executive oversight of the nation’s 14th-largest county, which provides both regional and municipal-type services to 2.2 million residents and 44 million visitors per year.
In her position as the County’s chief executive officer, Yolanda is charged with carrying out the policies established by the seven-member Board of County Commissioners. She is responsible for the fiscal management of the County’s $6.5 billion budget and provides administrative oversight for 38 diverse and geographically dispersed departments (including McCarran International Airport and University Medical Center) and for more than 10,000 employees.
Yolanda served as Clark County’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2014 and Assistant County Manager since June 2013. Prior to that, she served as director of Budget and Financial Planning, before which she was budget manager, a principal financial analyst and senior financial analyst. Yolanda began her tenure at the County in 1986 as a part-time employee. She has a dual bachelor of science degree in Accounting and Management Information Systems (MIS) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.