Douglas County is pleased to announce the hiring of Kathy Lewis as Chief Financial Officer. Kathy will be rejoining the Douglas County team from the East Fork Fire Protection District. The Chief Financial Officer serves as County Auditor and Comptroller pursuant to Chapter 251 of the Nevada Revised Statutes. This role is responsible for properly managing the county’s finances.
“I am pleased to announce that Kathy has been selected as our Chief Financial Officer. Kathy brings a wealth of financial expertise and a proven track record of effectively managing budgets and resources. We want to continue to prioritize,” County Manager Jennifer Davidson said. “With a focus on fiscal responsibility and transparency, Kathy will play a critical role in ensuring the county’s fiscal stability. Kathy will lead the finance team and create a sound financial base for the betterment of our communities. I’m lucky to have someone to help me make decisions.”
Kathy began her career in finance and accounting after graduating from Weber State University, where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting. After moving to Nevada with her family, she earned and maintains a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Kathy’s accounting career in Nevada began after she worked as an internal auditor at the Nevada Department of Human Services and the Office of Internal Audit, where she then served as chief accountant at the Housing Authority. In 2002, Kathy accepted a position with the Douglas County Treasurer’s Office, where she worked for 12 years as an internal auditor, temporary occupancy tax auditor, grant accountant, and budget administrator.
In February 2015, the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners unanimously appointed Cathy to the vacant clerk-treasurer position. Kathy served as Secretary/Treasurer until December 2020, when she accepted her current position as Finance Director/CFO for the East Fork Fire Protection District.
“I am honored to have been selected as Douglas County’s Chief Financial Officer and Comptroller. I deeply appreciate the time I spent serving the East Fork Fire and am excited for the opportunity to serve the fire district. “I would like to thank them for giving me the honor and financial support I deserve.” Kathy said, “By serving as Douglas County’s CFO, I have leveraged my extensive public service experience to build a fulfilling career and provide honor and financial support.” I am confident that I can contribute responsibly to this great community.”
Current Chief Financial Officer Terry Willoughby, who has held the position since October 2018, will continue to work for the County until his retirement in January 2024 to assist in the transition to this new appointment.
About Douglas County, Nevada
This scenic community of Douglas County, Nevada is centrally located just 15 minutes south of Nevada’s capital city and adjacent to Lake Tahoe. Located on the western border of Nevada, this community is bounded by the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada to the west and the Pinecone Mountains to the east. This community has miles of open space, extensive ranches and farms, many historic sites and exhibits, and numerous outdoor recreational activities. Douglas County is Nevada’s fifth most populous county, with approximately 48,000 residents, but due to its proximity to Reno, Carson City, and Northern California, its seasonal population can exceed 65,000. Douglas County is governed by her five-member elected commission. The county is comprised of ten functional areas: General Government, Judiciary, Public Safety, Public Works, Sanitation, Health, Human Services, Culture and Recreation, Community Support and Public Works. For more information, visit Douglas County online at DouglasCountyNV.gov.