Genoa Town Manager announces resignation |

Genoa Town Manager announces resignation

Outgoing Genoa Town Manager Sheryl Gonzales said that with the completion of the town’s five-year plan, it’s time for her to start a new chapter in her life.

“I have some other things I want to pursue,” she said. “I wanted to stay on until the downtown improvement project was done and the cowboy event was established. We’ve achieved a lot of what I consider wonderful community projects done in a great collaborative way. I’m going to take some time to decompress and then decide what my next steps are.”

Gonzales announced last week she was leaving her position in August.

She said she wanted to give the board time to find a new manager.

“The board wants to get everything settled and a good succession plan in place,” she said. “I’m very flexible and supportive of that. A majority of the town board members have been on for a long time. This gives them time to go through recruitment process, and get someone up to speed, it’s a good time for the board and new town manager.”

Gonzales has been town manager for more than five years, having been hired in February 2008.

She was a finalist for the job previously, and had served as Douglas County events coordinator for a year, so she’d managed Candy Dance 2007.

Gonzales is the town’s fifth town manager since the town converted from having a town secretary. That includes Lisa Granahan, who managed the town under a contract with the county.

The town manager’s responsibilities include, among others, representing and promoting the town of Genoa and its events at meetings and through the media; reviewing and revising the policies and procedures manual annually in conjunction with the Town Advisory Board; overseeing all office functions; managing the renting and leasing of Genoa town property; and preparing and maintaining the town’s budget.

According to Transparent Nevada, Gonzales’ salary in 2012 was $51,328.48 a year.