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January 2007 the Clark County economy peaked with the Las Vegas real estate bubble and began a rapid decline.   Also in January 2007 Cahill was sworn into his first term as Clark County Nevada Public Administrator.

Cahill has managed the Office of Public Administrator through the toughest economic times in Clark County during the past three decades.   Budget cuts, staff layoffs, reductions in hours for the CCPA field Investigators, elemination of overtime, and the resulting changes in operations remain a challenge for CCPA operations.

Cahill made decisions that were difficult but necessary.  Services were cut to the manditory requirements of NRS 253 and work focused on estates under the orders of the Probate Court.  Those changes have allowed the office to operate  within the budget approved by the Clark County Board of Commissioners

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Other interesting notes on "Clark County"

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Clark County is the name of twelve counties in the United States of America. Most, though not all, are named after two brothers: military hero George Rogers Clark in the Midwest, and explorer William Clark in the West.  Clark County Nevada was named for Montana Senator William Andrews Clark.  Clark built the railroad from Los Angeles to Salt Lake City, passing through Las Vegas. 


Clark County, Arkansas

Clark County, Idaho

Clark County, Illinois

Clark County, Indiana

Clark County, Kansas

Clark County, Kentucky

Clark County, Missouri

Clark County, Nevada, the most populous county on the list

Clark County, Ohio

Clark County, South Dakota

Clark County, Washington

Clark County, Wisconsin 


Clark County Nevada is a county located in Southern Nevada. As of the 2010 census, the population was 1,951,269, with an expected population of 2,000,000 plus in 2012. It is the most populous county in the state of Nevada, accounting for nearly three-quarters of Nevada’s residents. Las Vegas, Nevada's most populous city, has been the county seat since Clark County was formed by the Nevada Legislature by splitting off a portion of Lincoln County on February 5, 1909 coming into existence on July 1, 1909. 

On July 3rd, 1909, the first Clark County Board of Commissioners meeting took place with a minimum of fanfare, with a three-man board appointed by the governor. The first order of the day was to elect a chairman. W.E. Hawkins, owner of Hawkins Dry Goods Store, got the nod. Since member Samuel Wells was from Muddy Valley and William Bradley from Searchlight, it seemed that Hawkins would have a better chance at keeping up with the day-to-day workings of the commission from his home base in Las Vegas. The next task was for the commission to appoint other county officials and to set the amounts of their bonds. These officials were Sheriff, Charles Corkhill; Frank Clayton, Recorder; County Clerk, Harley Harmon; Assessor, W.J. McBurney; Treasurer, Ed. W. Clark; District Attorney, W.R. Thomas, Surveyor, C.E. McCarthy and Public Administrator, Charles Ireland. With those appointments finished, the commission approved a three-year lease with Las Vegas Township for a building to be used for county purposes, at the rate of $1 per year.


Other Interesting History for Clark County Nevada – Links are to ClarkCountyNV.gov