Clark County Executive Yolanda King retires after 33 years of service

Clark County Executive Yolanda King announced her retirement today after 33 years of service to Clark County. As County Executive since 2016, Ms. King operates as County CEO, overseeing more than 10,000 employees across 38 departments and a $9.4 billion FY22 budget. Clark County provides regional services to over 2.3 million residents and 45 million visitors annually and municipal-type services to over one million residents of unincorporated Clark County. Ms. King will retire on November 10, 2022.

Ms. King began her Clark County career in 1986 as a part-time employee collecting tolls at McCarran International Airport (now Harry Reid International Airport).

“Guided by her commitment to Clark County values ​​and a deep respect for those we serve, Ms. King has redefined public service not only for our county, but for the meaning of the word itself. Yolanda was determined to lead the more than 10,000 employees of our organization through unprecedented times while ensuring that Clark County is a beacon for millions of our residents during their most pressing time of need,” said Clark County Commission Chairman Jim Gibson. “Yolanda has been an outstanding leader and has set Clark County on a bright and strong path into the future. I speak for everyone when I say that his leadership and personal commitment to our organization, our employees and the people of Clark County will be missed.

“It has truly been an honor to serve as County Executive and leading the organization that I have called my professional home for 33 years has been one of the privileges of my life,” said County Executive Yolanda King. from Clark. “I’m proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish, especially through the challenges of the pandemic when so much was unknown and so many people suddenly needed some kind of help we had never seen. before in our community. Clark County has taken me on an incredible journey and I have dedicated most of my life to its service. I am convinced that the county is moving in the right direction with a bright future ahead of it. To the employees of Clark County, you are this region’s most vital asset and to the people of Clark County, thank you for allowing me to be of service to you.

As County Executive, Ms. King led Clark County’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In doing so, Ms. King’s top priority was to keep Clark County employees safe while providing vital services and support to area residents, organizations and community partners. During this crucial period, the county’s financial stability was critical. With a quick adaptability, Ms. King led the creation of programs within weeks to quickly and efficiently deliver services such as housing support and other social and family services.

Ms. King helped the county through the tragic events of October 1, both immediately after the shooting and future needs to support resilience. Ms. King is responsible for creating the broadband master plan for the region to provide connectivity and digital literacy to the underserved, provided unprecedented support to address homelessness in the region and helped to Inaugurating historic funding for the creation of affordable housing services for families, seniors and working residents of Clark County. Additionally, Ms. King has set the county on the path to becoming a top-notch workplace and launched an employee engagement campaign that will nurture a new generation of public servants.

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About Clark County: Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing superior service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the 11e-the largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors per year (2019). Included are the 8 of the natione– Busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the largest public hospital in the state, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to 1 million people in the unincorporated area. These include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.