Douglas County Announces Appointment of New CFO

Douglas County Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer
Posted on 11/16/2023
Douglas County Announces Appointment of New Chief Financial Officer

MINDEN, NV – Douglas County is pleased to announce the hiring of Kathy Lewis for the position of Chief Financial Officer. Kathy will be re-joining the Douglas County team from East Fork Fire Protection District.  The Chief Financial Officer serves as the County Auditor and Comptroller pursuant to Chapter 251 of the Nevada Revised Statutes. This role is responsible for the proper administration of the financial affairs of the County.

"I am pleased to announce that Kathy has been selected as our Chief Financial Officer,” said Jenifer Davidson, County Manager.  “Kathy brings a wealth of financial expertise and a proven track record of managing budgets and resources effectively. As we continue to prioritize fiscal responsibility and transparency, Kathy will play a crucial role in ensuring our County’s financial stability. We are fortunate to have Kathy to lead our financial team and help us make sound financial decisions for the betterment of our community."

Kathy started her career in finance and accounting after graduating from Weber State University, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, both in Accounting. After relocating to Nevada with her family, she achieved and has maintained her Certified Public Accountant (CPA) license. Kathy’s accounting career in Nevada began with the State of Nevada, Division of Welfare, and Division of Internal Audits, serving as an Internal Auditor, then with the Housing Division as the Chief Accountant. In 2002, Kathy accepted a position with Douglas County’s Finance Division where she worked for 12 years as an Internal Auditor, Transient Occupancy Tax Auditor, Grants Accountant, and Budget Manager. 

In February 2015, the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners unanimously appointed Kathy to the vacant Clerk/Treasurer position. Kathy served as the Clerk/Treasurer until December 2020, when she took her current position as Director of Finance/CFO for East Fork Fire Protection District.

“I am privileged to have been chosen for the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Comptroller and Auditor for Douglas County. I deeply appreciate the time I spent contributing to East Fork Fire, and I express my gratitude to them for granting me the opportunity to serve the Fire District.” Kathy said, “I am confident that serving as Douglas County's CFO will enable me to leverage my extensive public service experience, culminating in a fulfilling career and allowing me to contribute to this outstanding community with a sense of honor and fiscal responsibility.”

Terri Willoughy, current Chief Financial Officer, who has served in her role since October 2018, will continue with the County until she retires, effective January 2024, to assist with the transition of this new appointment.