County Manager

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.

View Patrick Cates Welcome Letter here

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.

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News

Posted: Nov 23, 2021

Douglas County Awarded Certificate of Achievement for Excellence for Financial Reporting from Government Finance Officers Association

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Posted: Nov 22, 2021

Douglas County Hires Brook Adie as New Assistant Director Community Services

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Posted: Nov 16, 2021

Douglas County Participates in The Nevada Speed Test

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Posted: Nov 10, 2021

Accepting Applications for Advisory Boards

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Posted: Nov 04, 2021

2021 Elks Soccer Shoot Winners Announced

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Posted: Nov 01, 2021

Veterans Day Appreciation Event at Douglas County Community & Senior Center

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Posted: Oct 22, 2021

Flood Watch Issued for Douglas County

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Posted: Oct 04, 2021

Douglas County Community Health Clinic Host Flu Vaccine Clinics

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Posted: Sep 30, 2021

Douglas County Businesses Receive 2021 Community Spirit Spotlight Awards

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Posted: Sep 20, 2021

Candy Dance Official Road Closures and Announcements Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Asking Public to Take Safety Precautions

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Posted: Sep 17, 2021

Douglas County is now Accepting Community Grant Program Applications

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Posted: Sep 14, 2021

Douglas County Asking Residents and Businesses to Participate in Economic Vitality Plan – Community Survey

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Posted: Sep 04, 2021

Douglas County Community & Senior Center (DCCSC) Returns to Normal Activities with Some Limitations

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Posted: Sep 04, 2021

Mandatory evacuation downgraded to precautionary evacuation warning in Douglas County, South Lake Tahoe still closed to non-essential travel

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Posted: Sep 02, 2021

Urgent Correction to Mandatory Evacuations Round Hill Areas

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Posted: Sep 02, 2021

Special Grand Jury Indicts Former County Employee for Theft from Douglas County

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Posted: Sep 02, 2021

Douglas County Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Program Leads to the Investigation and Indictment of a Former Douglas County Employee

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Posted: Sep 01, 2021

Douglas County Shelter Relocation Information and Evacuation Clarification

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Posted: Sep 01, 2021

Evacuation preparation reminders for Douglas County residents

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Posted: Aug 31, 2021

Douglas County – Lake Office Closures

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Posted: Aug 31, 2021

Caldor Fire Evacuation Orders

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Posted: Aug 31, 2021

Douglas County Declares State of Emergency Due to Caldor Fire

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Posted: Aug 31, 2021

Caldor Fire – Valley Evacuation Warning, Recommend Evacuation Preparation

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Posted: Aug 30, 2021

The September 2, 2021 Board of County Commissioner’s meeting has been Canceled

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Posted: Aug 30, 2021

Revised Schedule for Drive-Through Senior Meal Pick Up and Meals on Wheels During Center Closure for Caldor Fire Evacuation

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Posted: Aug 30, 2021

Second Evacuation Site in Nevada Open to Accept Caldor Fire Evacuees Douglas County Community Center at Capacity

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Posted: Aug 30, 2021

Lyon County Opens Evacuation Site For Recreational Vehicles and Large Animals Dry Camping Only

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Posted: Aug 30, 2021

Caldor Fire – Evacuation Warning, Recommend Evacuation Preparation and Road Closures

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Posted: Aug 26, 2021

Bently Nevada Family Summer Concert Series Final Concert of the Season Featuring Mumbo Gumbo, Rescheduled for September 10, 2021

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Posted: Aug 23, 2021

Drive Through Senior Meal Pick Up and Meals on Wheels During Center Closure for Caldor Fire Evacuation

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Posted: Aug 21, 2021

Douglas County Opens Community Center at the Request of Eldorado County to Take in Evacuees All Regular Community Center Activities Suspended

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Posted: Aug 20, 2021

Douglas County Asking Residents to Participate in Evacuation Survey

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Posted: Aug 13, 2021

Potential Flash Flooding and Debris Flows Possible in the Tamarack Burn Areas

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Posted: Aug 13, 2021

Douglas County Social Services Hosts Successful Job Fair

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Posted: Aug 12, 2021

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for the VHR Advisory Board

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Posted: Aug 09, 2021

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for the Genoa Historic District Committee

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Posted: Aug 05, 2021

Update for Debris Boxes; Tamarack Fire

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Posted: Jul 30, 2021

Bently Ranch Provides Location for Burnt Vegetation from Tamarack Fire

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Posted: Jul 30, 2021

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Format Changes Back to Hybrid

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Posted: Jul 27, 2021

Douglas County Providing Recovery Services to Residents Affected by the Tamarack Fire

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Posted: Jul 26, 2021

Updated Information on Evacuations-Lifted Spring Valley and Holbrook Areas- HWY 395 OPEN

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Posted: Jul 26, 2021

Alert- Flash Flood Warning - Issued for Douglas County -Recently burned areas from the Tamarack Fire along US 395 and CA89 pay close attention

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Posted: Jul 25, 2021

Updated Information on Evacuations and Road Closures

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Posted: Jul 24, 2021

US 395 Access- Road Remains Closed

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Posted: Jul 24, 2021

Douglas County Assembles Team to Assess Damage from Tamarack Fire

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Posted: Jul 23, 2021

Douglas County Declares State of Emergency Due to the Tamarack Fire

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Posted: Jul 22, 2021

Tamarack Fire US 395 Access and Escorts by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

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Posted: Jul 22, 2021

US 395 Access and Escorts by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office- SUSPENDED

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Posted: Jul 22, 2021

Precautionary Boil Water Notice Rescinded for East Valley Water System (PWS ID# NV0002216)

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Posted: Jul 22, 2021

Evacuations Issued for Topaz Ranch Estates and Topaz Lake Areas Second Notification; Please Leave the Area

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Posted: Jul 21, 2021

Back-To-School Vaccine Clinic for Kids Hosted by Douglas County School District and Douglas County Community Health Clinic

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Posted: Jul 21, 2021

VOLUNTARY EVACUATIONS ISSUED FOR TOPAZ RANCH ESTATES AND TOPAZ LAKE AREAS

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021

TAMARACK FIRE PREPARATION FOR EVACUATION, POWER OUTAGE, AND ROAD CLOSURE

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021

CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR LIVESTOCK EVACUTAION, OPENING OF TRE COMMUNITY CENTER AS EVACUTION SITE

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Posted: Jul 20, 2021

Alert -Voluntary Evacuations Issued For Leviathan and Holbrook Junction Areas

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Posted: Jul 19, 2021

Precautionary Boil Water Notice for East Valley

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Posted: Jul 16, 2021

Douglas County Advises Residents and Vacation Home Rental (VHR) Permit Holders of Temporary Restraining Order Issued by Federal Judge on Portions of the County’s New VHR Regulations

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Posted: Jun 30, 2021

DOUGLAS COUNTY ACCEPTING WAITLIST VHR APPLICATIONS JULY 1- JULY 31

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Posted: Jun 29, 2021

Douglas County Holding Public Hearing for the Discussion of Possible State CDBG Applications

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Posted: Jun 25, 2021

Douglas County Back to Full In-Person Public Meetings

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Posted: Jun 25, 2021

Douglas County Launches Web Resources and FAQ’s for the VHR Program Waitlist for New VHR Permits Coming Soon

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Posted: Jun 23, 2021

Douglas County Launches Broadband Surveys

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Posted: Jun 09, 2021

China Spring Youth Camp Boy’s Program Temporarily Closes

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Posted: Jun 04, 2021

Carson Valley Active 20-30 Club Gives Back to Douglas County Youth Recreation

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Posted: May 27, 2021

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Adopt Resolution Encouraging Water Conservation

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Posted: May 21, 2021

Concert in the Park May 21, 2021 Still On!

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Posted: May 11, 2021

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Accepting Applications for Vacation Home Rentals Advisory Board

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Posted: May 06, 2021

Douglas County Board Meeting May Experience Intermittent Internet Outages

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Posted: Apr 30, 2021

Douglas County Reopening Plan Takes Effect May 1, 2021

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Posted: Apr 28, 2021

Assessor's Website Outage

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021

Mother's Day Drive Thru Celebration at the Douglas County Community and Senior Center

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Posted: Apr 26, 2021

Reopening of the Douglas County Senior Center

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Posted: Apr 19, 2021

Douglas County Community Development Launches Online Scheduling System

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Posted: Apr 19, 2021

Senior Center Family Restroom Naming Rights Sponsorship

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Posted: Apr 16, 2021

Douglas County Commission Approves Reopening Plan

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Posted: Apr 12, 2021

Neddenriep Donates to Douglas County Community Services Foundation

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Posted: Apr 12, 2021

Douglas County Announces Updated Website Feature and New Customer Service Ready 311 App

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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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