Douglas county manager plans to donate raise |

Douglas county manager plans to donate raise

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. – County commissioners voted to give Brown the raise at their regular meeting in Stateline on Thursday after approving his performance review.

Brown who was making $126,859 a year before the increase underwent his second review of the year.

He pledged the 4 percent raise he received back in January to help fund grants for county nonprofit groups.

This time he chose the Community Emergency Fund, which provided $10,000 to 65 households between 2008 and 2009. An average of $165 went to each household to help pay for utilities, rent assistance, insurance payments and even a veterinarian’s bill for a service animal.

According to a county spokeswoman, the fund had a balance of just $151 in it last month. It has no regular donors, she said.

County commissioners were asked to fill out evaluation forms about Brown’s performance.

In a memo to commissioners regarding his performance, Brown pointed out that the county is facing major challenges.

“The national, state and local economic downturn continues to take a large toll on our citizens, businesses and funding for important county services,” he said.

Brown was appointed county manager in September 2008, with a two-year contract and a $125,000 a year salary. His contract was extended until Sept. 30, 2012, last year.

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