County Manager Simon to retire

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Updated: 4/24/2013 5:57 pm
WASHOE COUNTY, Nev. (KRNV & -- Washoe County Manager Katy Simon will be retiring July 1, according to her Twitter.

Some of Washoe County’s accomplishments during Simon’s tenure include:
•Bond rating upgrades, including the most recent one during the depths of the recession
•The successful start-up of the Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District
•Implementation of the employee classification and compensation system which twice won State Legislature awards for objectivity and fairness
•The 2013 Citizen Survey which achieved an 18 point (44 percent) increase in citizen satisfaction since the last survey and a 90 percent satisfaction rating from citizens on how the County handled the recent fiscal crisis
•Featured in the IBM Center for the Business of Government report on collaborative services, the national National Association of Counties report on responding to the fiscal crisis, and the Alliance for Innovation national study on navigating the fiscal crisis
•Construction of the nationally-recognized Jan Evans Juvenile Justice Center and the Mills Lane Justice Center, both without a tax increase
•Protection of thousands of acres of pristine open space
•Acquisition and construction of new parks and trails
•Winning the Nevada Taxpayers Association Cashman Good Government Award in two of the past three years, and three times overall
•National recognition in the book Results that Matter for our performance measurement program, as well as for being the #1 Local Government in the US for Waste Reduction three times, the #1 and #2 Digital County in the US for our population, the National Association of Counties award winner for our 2008 Natural Resources Management Plan, and for being identified as a model program for Juvenile Services and Social Services

She has served as the Washoe County Manager for the past 15 years. Read her full letter of resignation here.
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