Valley man retires as Carson City manager
Before Larry Werner was Carson City manager, he was Douglas County public works director.
That’s one of the reasons that before his last day in the Carson job, on Dec. 5, Douglas County commissioners honored him with a proclamation recognizing his years of service.
A Saratoga Spring resident, Werner attended his last Carson City Board of Supervisors meeting on Thursday, where he was thanked profusely by board members and staff colleagues.
Mayor Robert Crowell presented him a framed proclamation lauding years of service to the community.
“This is tough,” said Werner after a morning ceremony honoring him. “I think it’s because everybody’s trying to pull together for a great community.”
Werner took over as city manager from Linda Ritter and has served in that capacity since early 2008.
Werner served as Douglas County public works director from Sept. 21, 1992, to May 7, 1993.
Born in Smith, he lived on a ranch until age 14. Then his family moved to Carson City where he attended junior high and high school.
He graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1971 with a degree in civil engineering. He was assistant city manager for the city of Puyallup, Wash., prior to the Douglas County job. He was public works director in Carson from August 1978 to May 1984.