County Hires New Community Services Director

Douglas County Hires New Community Services Director
Posted on 03/28/2024
Douglas County Hires New Community Services Director

Minden, NV – Douglas County is excited to announce that Brook Adie has accepted the position of Community Services Director. Adie served as the Assistant Community Services Director from 2021-2023, and has held the role of Interim Community Services Director since July 2023. Brook Adie

“I am honored to be selected as the director of the department,” Adie said. “I have had the privilege of working with and learning from the previous director, Scott Morgan, who was with the department for 30 years. I have learned so much and I am excited for the opportunity to take his vision forward into the coming years.”

In this position, Adie will play a vital role as the director, overseeing various divisions including Parks, Recreation, Weed Control, DART Public Transit, Senior Services, Social Services, Animal Care, and Community Health.

With a background as a licensed social worker, Adie earned her Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Nevada, Reno, and furthered her education with a Master’s Degree in Human Services, focusing on Public Administration from Walden University. She is also a parks and recreation professional through the National Recreation and Parks Association.

County Manager Jenifer Davidson expressed her confidence in Adie stating, “Brook brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to serving our community to the position. It has been a pleasure to work with her in her interim role, and I am thrilled to officially have her join the Douglas County Senior Leadership team.”

Prior to joining Douglas County, Adie dedicated 16 years to the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services. During this time, she served in various capacities, including 13 years as a case manager for aging programs at Aging and Disability Services. Additionally, she briefly served as an elder protective services worker before transitioning to disability services, where she oversaw the state Autism Treatment Assistant program for five years. Adie also served as the Bureau Chief at the Division for Public and Behavioral Health for three years.

As a third-generation Nevadan, Adie's roots run deep in Douglas County. She previously worked at the Carson Valley Swim Center during her time as a student at Douglas High School and now resides in her childhood home with her family. Adie and her husband, married for 26 years, are proud parents to three children: 17-year-old twins and a 13-year-old. The family enjoys staying active in sports, as well as indulging in hobbies such as traveling, camping, and spending time outdoors.

In addition, Adie volunteers her time supporting the Douglas County High School Wrestling team, and recently coached youth basketball for seventh and eighth graders.

The selection process for this position was highly competitive, yielding strong candidates.

The mission of the Community Services Department is "to continue to create and preserve quality parks and recreation opportunities, serving people of all ages and interests, that positively affect the community and enrich life."