County Manager

Lyon County functions under the Commissioner/Manager form of government with five Commissioners and an appointed County Manager. The Board of County Commissioners is the legislative and governing body of Lyon County. The Commission is responsible for establishing policies to protect the health, safety and general welfare of Lyon County residents. All five Commissioners are elected at-large and serve four-year staggered terms. The County Manager is appointed by, and serves at the pleasure of, the Board of Commissioners. It is the County Manager's responsibility to implement all decisions, policies, programs and motions approved by the Board.

The County Manager serves as the Chief Administrative Officer for various county functions and departments that include:

  • Department of Administration
  • Department of Community Development (Building & Planning)
  • Department of Human Services
  • Department of Public Works
  • Emergency Management
You may find the organizational chart here


The functions of the County Manager’s Office include:
  • Administer the policies and procedures as set forth by the Board of County Commissioners
  • Represent the Board and County in legislative activities
  • Work with local, state and federal governments
  • Develop, propose and implement the annual budget in cooperation with the Comptroller
  • Negotiate contracts, agreements, loans, etc in cooperation with elected and appointed department heads
  • Seek public input and provide for a public information system