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October 20, 2014

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County manager receives 2 percent pay boost, contract extension

County Manager Don Burnett will receive a 2 percent pay increase, after action Tuesday by the Clark County Commission.

Commissioners approved a new employment agreement for Burnett that includes the pay raise and extends his contract to 2017.

Burnett, who was appointed as county manager in January 2011, is charged with carrying out the commission’s policies. He also is responsible for management of the county's $5.9 billion budget and administrative oversight for the county’s 38 departments (including McCarran International Airport and University Medical Center), and its more than 10,000 employees.

Before becoming county manager, Burnett was the county’s chief administrative officer, director of the administrative services department, and assistant director of administrative services. He began working for Clark County in 1990.

The website Transparent Nevada put Burnett’s base pay in 2011 at $199,131 with his total compensation, including benefits, at $306,516.

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