Thomas, who returned to Reno in November 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 also will oversee the agenda management process and special projects. Matijevich came to the city after working eight years for ESPN and five years with Rebok 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,” Clinger said. “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.”