South Lake official takes Douglas job |

South Lake official takes Douglas job

Staff Reports

South Lake Tahoe city finance director Christine Vuletich has accepted a position as Douglas County’s assistant county manager and chief financial officer.

County Manager Steve Mokrohisky said Friday that Vuletich’s first day would be Feb. 27. Her resignation is effective Feb. 17 at South Lake Tahoe where she has worked since 2004.

Vuletich is a Foothill Road resident and has 16 years experience in public finances.

Mokrohisky said he was excited for her to begin work.

Vuletich was hired at the conclusion of a third search to fill the position vacated when Mokrohisky became county manager seven months ago.

She was selected from six finalists.

“She is really stood out in terms of her approach, professional interactions with people and the quality of her work,” he said.

She is to be paid $109,000 annually after accepting the 5 percent salary cut consistent with the county’s elected officials and nonrepresented employees participation in the wage reduction.

Mokrohisky said he combined the positions of assistant county manager and chief financial officer into the new position, saving the county $120,000 annually.

“I felt like she fits exactly what we need in terms of requirements for financial management, analysis projections, and creative thinking. She’s dynamic, personable and well-respected in her field,” Mokrohisky said.

He said Vuletich would oversee finance, technology, project management and other responsibilities.

“Christine was an asset to the city and will be missed,” said South Lake Tahoe City Manager Tony O’Rourke. “She will enjoy working for Douglas County and County Manager, Steve Mokrohisky.”

Vuletich was the former Folsom, Calif., assistant finance director and city treasurer.

She is a native of Monterey, Calif.