Newly-appointed Douglas County manager resigns

Douglas County Manager Tom Stone. Douglas County photo.
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MINDEN, Nev. (KOLO)-- Jan. 16 update: Douglas County announced Tom Stone has resigned as county manager. There was no specific explanation as to why.

This is the statement released by Douglas County:

On January 16, 2019, Douglas County (County) received Mr. Tom Stone’s resignation as Douglas County Manager. “Effective immediately I am resigning from my position as Douglas County Manager. I want to thank the Board for giving me this opportunity to serve,” stated Stone.

At the December 17, 2018, meeting of the Board of County Commissioners, the Board passed a motion to have Douglas County make a conditional offer to Tom Stone as Douglas County Manager based on passing the requisite background checks and successful contract negotiations.

An item will be placed on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners agenda for February 7, 2019, to accept and ratify the resignation. It is also anticipated that a separate item will placed on the agenda to allow the Board to discuss the vacant position and determine the best course of action moving forward.

Original story:

Douglas County Commissioners have selected Tom Stone as the new county manager.

Stone and his wife of 45 years, Henri-Karen, have lived in Douglas County since 2011, the county said in a statement.

He previously worked as chief administrative officer of Lassen County and served eight years as a county commissioner in Eagle County, Colo. He was a director of the Colorado River Water Conservation District for six years, among other experience.

“I’m looking forward to working with all five commissioners and the great staff at Douglas County”, Stone was quoted as saying in a statement from Douglas County. “Seldom in a person's lifetime do they have the opportunity to serve two exceptional counties in two great states. I am truly honored.”

Stone also serves as president of the Battle Born Mounted Posse and rides Durango, a mustang from Nevada Bureau of Land Management land.