Board of County Commissioners

Overview

The Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) is the governing, legislative body for Douglas County. The 5 members of the Board are elected at large, by district. Commissioners serve 4-year, overlapping terms, and receive limited compensation for their service to the community. Each year, the Board selects one of its members to serve as chairman and preside over public meetings.

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The duties of the Board of Commissioners are to: 

  • Develop policies guiding the county in the delivery of services and achieving community goals
  • Encourage resident awareness and involvement
  • Maintain financial stability by overseeing the county budget process and allocations
  • Provide County Leadership
 Members 
 Incumbent  Term  
 dt   District 1 
Danny Tarkanian, Commissioner
(775) 781-1503
dtarkanian@douglasnv.us 
 2021-2024
 je   District 2
John Engels, Chairman            
(775) 546-3171
jengels@douglasnv.us 
2019-2022 
 mg District 3
Mark Gardner, Commissioner
(775) 781-1378
mgardner@douglasnv.us 
2021-2024
 wr District 4
Wesley Rice, Commissioner   
 (775) 546-3170
wrice@douglasnv.us 
2019-2022
 wn District 5
Walt Nowosad, Vice Chairman
(775) 781-8575
wnowosad@douglasnv.us        
2021-2024