County Manager

About the County Manager
Werner served as the Carson City Manager for five years and was instrumental in 
developing several regional partnerships between Douglas County and Carson City, 
including public and environmental health, street light maintenance, regional water 
services and Geographic Information Services. Prior to serving as Carson City Manager, 
Werner served as Development Services Director/City Engineer for Carson City, as well 
as a Principal Engineer for Lumos and Associates, in Minden, NV. Werner also served as the Douglas County County Manager in the spring of 2014 for six months. 

About the Assistant County Manager

In 2011 Jenifer was appointed to the position of Minden Town Manager by the Town Board. She previously served as an Administrative Services Manager at China Spring from 2008 to 2011. Jenifer is a Certified Public Official through the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities.

Jenifer graduated Douglas High School in 2000. She went on to attend Boise State University where she obtained a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science with an emphasis in Public Law, Philosophy and Administration. While in college, Jenifer worked at the United States Attorney’s Office in Boise, Idaho. She was a member of the Leadership Douglas County class of 2013 and a recently (2017) completed the University of Nevada, Reno Supervisory Management Program.


Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The County Manager serves as the chief executive officer for various County functions, including:

The County Manager provides professional leadership in implementing the long-term vision, strategic priorities and goals of the Board of County Commissioners. The County Manager works in partnership with elected officials to develop solutions to community challenges, bring a community-wide perspective to policy discussions, promote ethical and transparent government, encourage inclusion and build consensus among diverse interests, promote equity and fairness, develop and sustain organizational excellence, and promote innovation.

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