County Manager

About Patrick Cates 

Patrick Cates was selected by the Board of County Commissioners to serve as the Douglas County Manager effective March 7, 2019. 

Patrick has over 22 years of experience with the State of Nevada.  Prior to coming to Douglas County, Patrick was appointed by Governor Brian Sandoval to serve as the Director of the Nevada Department of Administration (D of A) on September 14, 2015.

In Patrick’s capacity as D of A Director, he oversaw a variety of agencies including: Administrative Services; Enterprise IT Services; Fleet Services; Hearings and Appeals; Human Resource Management; Public Works; Purchasing; Risk Management; State Library, Archives and Public Records; the Office of Grant Procurement, Coordination and Management; the Deferred Compensation Program; and the Victims of Crime Program. 

Prior positions include six years as Deputy Director of the Department of Wildlife where he managed administrative and support functions to include budgeting, contracting, grants management, facilities management, information technology, engineering, personnel, and operations. 

Patrick also served the Nevada Departments of Cultural Affairs, Health and Human Services, and Motor Vehicles and Public Safety.

Mr. Cates holds a bachelor degree in economics from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Patrick grew up in Washoe County and graduated from Reed High School in Sparks.  He met his wife, Bonnie, while attending college.  Bonnie and Patrick have three daughters and are guardians of two nieces.  They both enjoy history and the great outdoors.  

 

Contact

Patrick Cates

Patrick Cates

County Manager

Address: 1594 Esmeralda Ave. Minden, NV 89423

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 218 Minden, NV 89423

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Ph: (775) 782-9821

Fx: (775) 782-6255

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Staff Directory

News

Posted: Aug 08, 2020

Sheriff Coverley Media Briefing

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Posted: Aug 06, 2020

Official Statement from the Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Regarding August 8, 2020 Protest

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Posted: Aug 06, 2020

UPDATE Douglas County Prepares for Planned Protest on August 8, 2020

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Posted: Aug 03, 2020

Douglas County Prepares for Planned Protest on August 8, 2020

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Posted: Jul 29, 2020

Douglas County Shooting Range Improvements

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Posted: Jul 21, 2020

Douglas County Opens New Dog Park

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Posted: Jul 21, 2020

Douglas County Homemaker Program Conducts Fan Drive for Seniors

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Posted: Jul 16, 2020

Douglas County Receives Generous Contribution from the Community Services Foundation

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Posted: Jul 14, 2020

Douglas County Asks Residents Near Numbers Fire to Prepare for Potential Flooding

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Posted: Jul 13, 2020

Update on Numbers Fire Investigation

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Posted: Jul 02, 2020

Douglas County Community Services Department Announces Important Partnership with The Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Nevada

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Posted: Jun 30, 2020

Meeting Location for Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Meeting Change to Virtual

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020

Douglas County Community and Senior Center Small Kitchen Fire Extinguished by Sprinkler System

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Posted: Jun 17, 2020

Douglas County Recreation Announces Re-Opening of Lake Youth Day Camp

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Posted: Jun 09, 2020

Douglas County Recreation Announces Re-Opening of Valley Youth Day Camp

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Posted: Jun 05, 2020

Douglas County 9-1-1 Emergency Services Launches New Service Allowing 9-1-1 Callers to Share Health Data

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Posted: Jun 02, 2020

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners and Planning Commission Continue to Hold Virtual Meetings

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Posted: Jun 02, 2020

Offices of the Assessor, Clerk-Treasurer and Recorder Located in the Historic Courthouse Re-Open to the Public on June 10, 2020

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Posted: May 29, 2020

Douglas County Community Centers Open June 3

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Posted: May 29, 2020

Topaz Lake Campground Opens June 1, 2020

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Posted: May 28, 2020

Douglas County Re-Opens Park Facilities- Skate Park, Horseshoe Pits, Hard Ball Courts

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Posted: May 27, 2020

Douglas County Public Counter Offices at the Minden Inn Re-Open to the Public

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Posted: May 12, 2020

Business Resource Guide

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Posted: May 08, 2020

Douglas County Community Services Announces the Temporary Closure of the Douglas County Shooting Facility

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Posted: May 05, 2020

Cave Rock Drive Pipeline Replacement Project- Phase I Update

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Posted: May 05, 2020

Minden-Tahoe Airport Aviation Roundup

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Posted: May 04, 2020

Douglas County Discontinues Community Access Channels

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Posted: May 01, 2020

Douglas County Community Services Announces Opening of Tennis and Pickleball Courts

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Posted: Apr 30, 2020

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Draft Letter to the Governor In Support of Reopening Douglas County

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Posted: Apr 24, 2020

Douglas County Board of County Commissioners Hold Special Meeting to Discuss Recovery and Economic Impacts to Business

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Posted: Apr 21, 2020

Evaluating Economic Impacts and Discussing Reopening

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Posted: Apr 17, 2020

A Public Service Announcement from your Quad County Elected Officials on COVID 19

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Posted: Apr 15, 2020

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Launches New Website

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Posted: Apr 13, 2020

Douglas County Public Meeting Information Submitting Public Comment

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Posted: Apr 09, 2020

Douglas County Encourages Local businesses to “weigh-in” on COVID-19 Economic Impact Survey

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Posted: Apr 07, 2020

Douglas County Updates Economic Vitality Webpage to Assist Local Businesses

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Posted: Apr 05, 2020

A Message from our Chairman on COVID-19

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Posted: Apr 05, 2020

A Message from our County Manager on Public Closures

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Posted: Apr 05, 2020

Sheriff Coverley Asks the Public to Stay at Home and Keep Close Watch on Juvenile Activity

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Posted: Mar 30, 2020

Douglas County Public Meetings: Materials and Participation

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Posted: Feb 21, 2020

Douglas County Commissioners Scheduled To Hear Presentation on Lake Tahoe Events Center

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Posted: Feb 19, 2020

The American Red Cross in Partnership with Northern Nevada Rural Counties Takes Action to Prepare Community for Disaster Relief Simulated Shelter Set-Up Scheduled

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Posted: Feb 07, 2020

2020 Census Information

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Posted: Jab 15, 2020

Douglas County Instates Text-to-911 “Call if you can – Text if you can’t”

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Posted: Jab 13, 2020

Master Plan Update 2019

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Posted: Jab 13, 2020

RDA 2

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Posted: Dec 16, 2019

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Public Safety Reminders for New Year’s Eve

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Posted: Dec 10, 2019

Family Support Council received a $5,000 donation from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office to go towards their “Help Save the Roof” Project

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Posted: Dec 03, 2019

Holiday Package Crime Prevention Tips from DCSO

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Posted: Dec 03, 2019

Parade of Lights Route and Road Closures

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Posted: Nov 26, 2019

Douglas County Hosts Special Meeting for Development Agreement Between Park Ranch Holdings LLC and Master Plan Amendments

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Posted: Nov 01, 2019

Flood Awareness Event

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Posted: Nov 01, 2019

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office holds a No Shave November fundraiser contest to benefit Suicide Prevention Network

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Posted: Nov 01, 2019

Master Plan Update 2019

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Posted: Oct 17, 2019

Douglas County Receives Finance Award 2019

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Posted: Oct 15, 2019

Douglas County Public Works Department hosts first Community Open House

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Posted: Sep 26, 2019

Douglas County Businesses Receive Spotlight Awards

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Posted: Sep 12, 2019

Scheduled Road Work

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Posted: Sep 09, 2019

Vail Resorts and Douglas County Community Services Foundation Announce Climbing Wall Lifetime Naming Right Agreement

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Posted: Aug 23, 2019

Board of County Commissioners To Review Process of Master Plan Map Update

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Posted: Aug 06, 2019

Accepting Applications for Advisory Board to Manage Wildlife

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Posted: Aug 02, 2019

Road Closure Ironwood Dr.

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Posted: Jul 25, 2019

Grant Funding Aids Douglas County Efforts to Prevent Opioid Crisis

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Posted: Jul 16, 2019

Serve on the Census Committee in Douglas County

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Posted: Jul 02, 2019

$5 per Night Surcharge to all Hotel Rooms and other Transient Lodging Accommodations Within the Lake Tahoe Township Area of Douglas County

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Posted: Jul 02, 2019

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is preparing for the upcoming 4th of July celebration at Lake Tahoe

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Posted: Jun 26, 2019

Are you Prepared for an Evacuation

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Posted: Jun 16, 2019

4th of July Events Douglas County

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Posted: Jun 06, 2019

Boil Water Notice Rescinded

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Posted: Jun 03, 2019

Boil Water Notice Johnson Lane

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Posted: May 24, 2019

East Fork Fire Protection District Dispels Myths and Misconceptions Regarding Residential Fire Sprinkler Systems

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Posted: May 20, 2019

Water Consolidation 2019

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Posted: May 16, 2019

Board of County Commissioners Incident

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Posted: May 14, 2019

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office (DCSO) and East Fork Fire District Respond to Signs and Symptoms of a Possible Opioid/heroin Overdose.

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Posted: May 09, 2019

Special Olympics Torch Run

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Posted: May 03, 2019

Regional Collaboration Leads to Heart Safe Communities

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Posted: Apr 29, 2019

Douglas County Conducts Community Assessment Survey for Emergency Response

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Posted: Apr 24, 2019

Douglas County Vacation Home Rental Task Force Holds First Meeting

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Posted: Apr 22, 2019

Warmer Temperatures Could Bring Spring Flooding

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Posted: Apr 15, 2019

China Spring Plant Sale

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Posted: Apr 12, 2019

Tahoe Douglas Elks Lodge #2670 Donates to Douglas County Recreation Youth Sports

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Posted: Apr 04, 2019

Livestreaming of Board Meetings Down Due to Technical Difficulties

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Posted: Apr 03, 2019

Change in Community Development Public Counter Hours

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Posted: Mar 26, 2019

Letter From County Manager

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Posted: Mar 25, 2019

Douglas County Announces Schedule for Budget Presentations

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Posted: Mar 20, 2019

Douglas County Celebrates Social Services Month

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Posted: Mar 14, 2019

Board of County Commissioners Sign Resolution Opposing SB143

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Posted: Mar 08, 2019

Douglas County Reschedules Public Workshop on Water Utility Rate Analysis

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Posted: Feb 21, 2019

February 21, 2019 Board Meeting Cancelled

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Posted: Feb 08, 2019

Douglas County Hosts Public Workshop on Water Utility Rate Analysis

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Posted: Feb 05, 2019

Douglas County Hires New Director of Community Development

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Posted: Feb 01, 2019

Douglas County Receives Nevada Department of Investigation Report and AG Declination Letter

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Posted: Jab 28, 2019

Recruitment of Representatives for VHR Task Force

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Posted: Jab 25, 2019

Press Conference on Monday, January 28, 2019

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Posted: Jab 18, 2019

Douglas County Wins Budgeting Award

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Posted: Jab 16, 2019

Douglas County Encourages the Community to Reach Out

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Posted: Jab 16, 2019

County Manager, Tom Stone, Resigns

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Posted: Jab 15, 2019

Douglas County Working Homicide Investigation

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