Douglas County manager gets a raise |

Douglas County manager gets a raise

Micheal Schneider

After a 50-minute closed session in which the Douglas County Commission evaluated the progress of County Manager Dan Holler, the county manager wound up with a 5 percent raise in pay.

Commission vice-chair Don Miner said the raise would take effect this year.

“After one year on the board, we see 110 percent effort, and even beyond that,” said commissioner Steve Weissinger. “His effort is tireless and endless.

Weissinger spoke of how, after a long day of work in Tahoe, while on his way back to his Gardnerville Ranchos residence at about 11 p.m., he would stop into the county manager’s office to pick up some commission literature and find Holler still working.

“When you reward someone, you should do it for the commitment level,” said Weissinger. “That’s why we felt it appropriate to give him the maximum (increase).”

“During the last 11 months the county has been operating in a semi-crisis management situation,” said commissioner Bernie Curtis. “Dan handled it in an excellent manner and deserves the raise without question.”

Holler was making $69,534 before the raise. He now makes $73,008, still significantly less than the county paid the previous county manager, Weissinger said.

“He’s an excellent county manager,” said Curtis. “He’s grown into the job and has a bright future.”

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