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.  

 

Contact

Patrick Cates

Patrick Cates

County Manager

Address: 1594 Esmeralda Ave. Minden, NV 89423

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

Map

Ph: (775) 782-9821

Fx: (775) 782-6255

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Staff Directory

News

Posted: May 20, 2019

Water Consolidation 2019

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Posted: May 16, 2019

Board of County Commissioners Incident

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Posted: May 14, 2019

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) and East Fork Fire District Respond to Signs and Symptoms of a Possible Opioid/heroin Overdose.

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Posted: May 09, 2019

Special Olympics Torch Run

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Posted: May 03, 2019

Regional Collaboration Leads to Heart Safe Communities

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Posted: Apr 29, 2019

Douglas County Conducts Community Assessment Survey for Emergency Response

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019

Douglas County Vacation Home Rental Task Force Holds First Meeting

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Posted: Apr 22, 2019

Warmer Temperatures Could Bring Spring Flooding

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Posted: Apr 15, 2019

China Spring Plant Sale

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Posted: Apr 12, 2019

Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge #2670 Donates to Douglas County Recreation Youth Sports

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Posted: Apr 04, 2019

Livestreaming of Board Meetings Down Due to Technical Difficulties

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Posted: Apr 03, 2019

Change in Community Development Public Counter Hours

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Posted: Mar 26, 2019

Letter From County Manager

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Posted: Mar 25, 2019

Douglas County Announces Schedule for Budget Presentations

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Posted: Mar 20, 2019

Douglas County Celebrates Social Services Month

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Posted: Mar 14, 2019

Board of County Commissioners Sign Resolution Opposing SB143

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Posted: Mar 08, 2019

Douglas County Reschedules Public Workshop on Water Utility Rate Analysis

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Posted: Feb 21, 2019

February 21, 2019 Board Meeting Cancelled

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Posted: Feb 08, 2019

Douglas County Hosts Public Workshop on Water Utility Rate Analysis

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Posted: Feb 05, 2019

Douglas County Hires New Director of Community Development

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Posted: Feb 01, 2019

Douglas County Receives Nevada Department of Investigation Report and AG Declination Letter

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Posted: Jab 28, 2019

Recruitment of Representatives for VHR Task Force

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Posted: Jab 25, 2019

Press Conference on Monday, January 28, 2019

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Posted: Jab 18, 2019

Douglas County Wins Budgeting Award

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Posted: Jab 16, 2019

Douglas County Encourages the Community to Reach Out

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Posted: Jab 16, 2019

County Manager, Tom Stone, Resigns

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Posted: Jab 15, 2019

Douglas County Working Homicide Investigation

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Posted: Jab 12, 2019

Douglas County Selects Tom Stone as County Manager

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Posted: Jab 12, 2019

Topaz Lake Campground Closed Due to Boating Accident

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Posted: Dec 17, 2018

Swearing-in Ceremony 2019

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Posted: Dec 17, 2018

Lindsay Chichester

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Posted: Nov 30, 2018

Douglas County Seeks Representatives for Advisory Boards

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Posted: Nov 29, 2018

Douglas County Seeks Representatives for VHR Task Force

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Posted: Nov 26, 2018

Douglas County Looking to fill County Manager Position

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Posted: Nov 09, 2018

Douglas County Hosts NACO Conference

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Posted: Nov 09, 2018

Road Closure

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Posted: Nov 07, 2018

Results of Vacation Home Rental Survey Publicly Available

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Posted: Nov 07, 2018

Items from November 1, 2018 have been rescheduled.

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Posted: Nov 05, 2018

Report Vacation Home Rentals In Douglas County

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Posted: Nov 01, 2018

Meeting Cancelled 11/1/2018

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Posted: Oct 30, 2018

Flood Awareness Event 2018

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Posted: Oct 02, 2018

Lindsay Chichester Hired as Extension Educator

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Posted: Sep 27, 2018

Douglas County Businesses Receive Spotlight Awards

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Posted: Sep 20, 2018

Vacation Home Rental

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Posted: Sep 10, 2018

Citizen Brown Bag Lunch on the Strategic Plan

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Posted: Sep 03, 2018

Douglas County Hires New CFO and Comptroller

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Posted: Aug 30, 2018

Philip Ritger Hired as Public Works Director

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Douglas County Prepares for Potential Flooding and High Winds

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