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May 24, 2015

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County manager taps budget director to replace departing assistant manager

Yolanda King

Yolanda King

A longtime Clark County employee would ascend to the county’s No. 2 administrative post if her promotion is approved next month.

Yolanda King, Clark County’s director of budget and financial planning, is in line to become the new assistant county manager. She would replace Ed Finger, who is leaving the county in June to take a job in his native Colorado.

Under Finger the assistant county manager oversaw the risk management, fire, human resources, election, audit and information technology departments and the Clark County Shooting Complex.

Clark County commissioners must ratify King’s appointment. The commission is scheduled to consider the matter June 4.

“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 budget director since October 2006 and has been responsible for preparation and management of the county’s $6.2 billion budget. She also oversees procurement and contracts functions and serves as a lobbyist for the county during the legislative session. King has 16 years of experience in public budgeting and finance and four 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, when she was hired on a part-time basis.

She has a dual degree in accounting and management information systems from UNLV and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

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