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Thomas, Matijevich named assistant city managers for city of Reno



Reno City Manager Andrew Clinger announced Monday a reorganization of city offices, part of his initiative to improve the way the city delivers services.  Bill Thomas and Cadence Matijevich were each named assistant city manager. 

Thomas, who returned to the city of Reno in November 2011 as community development director, will direct the Public Works; Parks, Recreation and Community Services; Economic Development; Redevelopment and Community Development departments.

Thomas’ 27-year career in planning and development includes experience in both the public and private sectors.  He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Pennsylvania State University.

Matijevich will direct the Government Affairs, Neighborhood Services and Special Events departments and will also oversee the agenda management process and special projects.

Matijevich came to the city after working eight years for ESPN and five years with Reebok International, Ltd.  She joined the city of Reno in 2005 as special events program manager and was promoted to director of government affairs in 2011.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Point Loma Nazarene College in San Diego.

As part of the reorganization, City Finance Director Robert Chisel will take the helm of the new Finance and Administration department, which includes human resources, communication and technology, and finance functions.

“These moves put the right team in place to direct the day to day operations of the city,” said Clinger.  “The people who work for the city of Reno are smart and creative; with the leadership of the City Council I am confident this management team will succeed.”

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