County Manager

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About Patrick Cates 

Patrick Cates was selected by the Board of County Commissioners to serve as the Douglas County Manager effective March 7, 2019. 

Patrick has over 22 years of experience with the State of Nevada.  Prior to coming to Douglas County, Patrick was appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval to serve as the Director of the Nevada Department of Administration (D of A) on September 14, 2015.

In Patrick’s capacity as D of A Director, he oversaw a variety of agencies including: Administrative Services; Enterprise IT Services; Fleet Services; Hearings and Appeals; Human Resource Management; Public Works; Purchasing; Risk Management; State Library, Archives and Public Records; the Office of Grant Procurement, Coordination and Management; the Deferred Compensation Program; and the Victims of Crime Program. 

Prior positions include six years as Deputy Director of the Department of Wildlife where he managed administrative and support functions to include budgeting, contracting, grants management, facilities management, information technology, engineering, personnel, and operations. 

Patrick also served the Nevada Departments of Cultural Affairs, Health and Human Services, and Motor Vehicles and Public Safety.

Mr. Cates holds a bachelor degree in economics from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Patrick grew up in Washoe County and graduated from Reed High School in Sparks.  He met his wife, Bonnie, while attending college.  Bonnie and Patrick have three daughters and are guardians of two nieces.  They both enjoy history and the great outdoors.

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Contact

Patrick Cates

Patrick Cates

County Manager

Address: 1594 Esmeralda Ave. Minden, NV 89423

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 218 Minden, NV 89423

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Ph: (775) 782-9821

Fx: (775) 782-6255

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Staff Directory

News

Posted: Apr 09, 2021

Board to Consider Plan to Open Douglas County

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Posted: Apr 08, 2021

Douglas County Temporary Road Closure – SR 88

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Posted: Mar 29, 2021

Easter Celebration Event at Senior Center

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Posted: Mar 26, 2021

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Format Changes to Hybrid

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Posted: Mar 18, 2021

Carson Valley Medical Center Renews Support With Donation To Community Center

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Posted: Mar 17, 2021

Douglas County Celebrates Social Work

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Posted: Mar 05, 2021

County Makes Policy Decisions Regarding VHRs

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Posted: Mar 02, 2021

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration Event at Senior Center

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Posted: Feb 23, 2021

Douglas County Temporarily Suspends Issuance of New Vacation Home Rental Permits

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Posted: Feb 22, 2021

Mike Torres Appointed as Chief Probation Officer

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Posted: Feb 18, 2021

9-1-1 Emergency Services 3rd Accreditation

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Posted: Feb 17, 2021

Douglas County Hires Caren Witt as New Social Services Manager

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Posted: Feb 17, 2021

Douglas County Adopts Zoom Webinar as the Newest Way for the Public to Participate in Public Comment

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Posted: Jab 29, 2021

Valentine's Day Celebration Event at the Douglas County Senior Center

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Posted: Jab 26, 2021

Douglas County Crews and Plows Ready for Winter Weather

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Posted: Jab 14, 2021

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for the Airport Advisory Committee

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Posted: Jab 13, 2021

Douglas County Hires Daniel Johnson as New Chief Technology Officer

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Posted: Jab 12, 2021

Free PPE and Sanitizing Products for Douglas County Businesses and Non-Profits

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Posted: Dec 28, 2020

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for Regional Transportation Commission

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Posted: Dec 22, 2020

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Appoints Amy (Poole) Burgans to Clerk/Treasurer

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Posted: Dec 17, 2020

"In God We Trust" Display Installed in the Board of County Commissioners Chambers

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Posted: Dec 16, 2020

Douglas County DA Obtains Dismissal of OSHA Citations

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Posted: Dec 15, 2020

Santa is Coming to the Community Center

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Posted: Dec 14, 2020

Douglas County Clerk/Treasurer Tenders Resignation; BOCC Sets Agenda Item to Discuss

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Posted: Dec 09, 2020

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Approve Master Plan

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Posted: Dec 01, 2020

Douglas County Public Health Officer Issues Guidance After Rise In COVID Cases

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Posted: Nov 30, 2020

Planning Commission Approved 2020 Master Plan Text Update

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Posted: Nov 30, 2020

Douglas County Cancels Public Holiday Events Due to Rise in COVID-19 Cases

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Posted: Nov 16, 2020

Douglas County Flagged for Elevated COVID-19 Cases

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Posted: Nov 02, 2020

Douglas County Confirms Positive COVID-19 Exposure at Election Polls Election Process Will Not be Affected

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Posted: Oct 29, 2020

County Unveils Executive Summary Draft, First Three Master Plan Elements, Dates & Times for Additional Public Meetings

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Posted: Oct 19, 2020

Douglas County Vacation Home Rental Task Force Recommendations Presented to the Board of County Commissioners

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Posted: Oct 02, 2020

Information on Proposed Painted Rock Mine

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Posted: Sep 25, 2020

Douglas County Businesses Receive 2020 Community Spirit Spotlight Awards

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Posted: Sep 12, 2020

Douglas County Welcomes Presidential Visit to Minden-Tahoe Airport

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Posted: Sep 10, 2020

JOIN Inc. Partners with Douglas County to Provide Financial Assistance

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Posted: Sep 08, 2020

Douglas County is now Accepting Community Grant Program Applications

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Posted: Sep 01, 2020

Douglas County Launches 2020 Master Plan Text Update Resident Survey

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Posted: Aug 31, 2020

Help Douglas County Increase Community Based Testing Numbers; Keep Businesses Open

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Posted: Aug 28, 2020

Douglas County Launches Grant Program to Help Local Small Business Funding available to assist small businesses impacted by COVID-19 with expenses like PPE, utilities, rent and retrofits

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Posted: Aug 26, 2020

Douglas County Community Services Announces the Temporary Closure of the Shooting Facility

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Posted: Aug 21, 2020

Douglas County Hosts Public Workshops and Creates Public Information Website on 2020 Master Plan Text Update, #DreamItDouglas

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Posted: Aug 18, 2020

Douglas County Advises the Public About Process for Reporting VHR Issues

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Posted: Aug 11, 2020

*Update/Correction* Douglas County Sheriff's Office Response to Protests

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Posted: Aug 09, 2020

Douglas County Sheriff's Office Responds to Protest

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Posted: Aug 08, 2020

Sheriff Coverley Media Briefing

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Posted: Aug 06, 2020

Official Statement from the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Regarding August 8, 2020 Protest

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Posted: Aug 06, 2020

UPDATE Douglas County Prepares for Planned Protest on August 8, 2020

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Posted: Aug 03, 2020

Douglas County Prepares for Planned Protest on August 8, 2020

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Posted: Jul 29, 2020

Douglas County Shooting Range Improvements

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Posted: Jul 21, 2020

Douglas County Opens New Dog Park

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Posted: Jul 21, 2020

Douglas County Homemaker Program Conducts Fan Drive for Seniors

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Posted: Jul 16, 2020

Douglas County Receives Generous Contribution from the Community Services Foundation

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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

Meeting Location for Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Change to Virtual

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Douglas County Vacation Home Rental Task Force Recommendations Presented to the Board of County Commissioners

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