Commissioners to fill board vacancy Feb. 2 |

Commissioners to fill board vacancy Feb. 2

by Scott Neuffer

The sudden departure of Town of Gardnerville board member Robin Bernhard means that Douglas County commissioners will be appointing his replacement in early February.

In a Dec. 29 letter to fellow board members, Bernhard explained that he’d accepted a new job in Las Vegas.

“As the job market and entire economy has shifted, I’ve been forced to look beyond Northern Nevada for employment in my field, and have accepted a position with a company in Las Vegas, where I’ll be moving the week of Jan. 23,” he wrote. “So, it is with profound regret that I have to announce my departure from my seat on the Gardnerville Town Board effective after the Jan. 3 scheduled meeting.”

Bernhard wished the town well.

“I hope you all understand that serving on this board has been one of the pleasures of my 41 years and hope for nothing but the best for you all in your terms and in the Town of Gardnerville,” he said.

Bernhard was elected to his first-term on the board in 2008. His replacement will serve out the remaining 11 months of the four-year term.

County commissioners are slated to make the appointment during their regular meeting on Feb. 2 in Minden.

Those interested must submit a resume and letter of interest to Douglas County Human Resources no later than 4 p.m. on Jan. 23.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens and at least 18 years old. They must be residents of the Town of Gardnerville (within official town boundaries), registered voters in the state of Nevada, and qualified electors according to state law.

Presently, Gardnerville board members earn a salary of $440 per month.

Douglas County Human Resources is located at 1616 Eighth St., Minden. For more information, contact Steve Mokrohisky, county manager, at 782-9821, or Darcy Worms, human resources manager, at 782-9860.