Yolanda King Named Assistant County Manager
Yolanda King, Clark County’s director of Budget and Financial Planning, has been promoted to assistant county manager.
King replaces Assistant County Manager Ed Finger, who will leave the County in June to take a job in Colorado, where he is from. Finger’s position had him overseeing the Risk Management, Fire, Human Resources, Election, Audit and Information Technology departments and the Clark County Shooting Complex.
“Yolanda has been a key member of the senior management team in the County for a number of years and I have a great deal of confidence in her and her abilities,” said County Manager Don Burnette, who made the appointment.
King has been the Budget Director since October 2006 and has been responsible for preparation and management of the County’s $6.2 billion total budget. She also oversees the County’s procurement and contracts function and serves 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.
King began her employment with Clark 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. King serves as an appointed member of the Business Enterprise Fund Advisory Committee and is an appointed member of the Government Finance Officers Association Budgeting and Policy Standing Committee.
Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 43 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.