Acting City Manager
Office Telephone: (702) 267-2080
Office Fax: (702) 267-2081
Richard Derrick was named Assistant City Manager/Chief Financial Officer for the City of Henderson in June 2013 after serving as Finance Director since October 2010. Richard is an award-winning financial manager with experience across business, government and nonprofit entities. He leads the City’s financial management services to the public, state agencies, bondholders, grantors, auditors, elected officials and City departments in a manner that promotes and balances both the immediate and long-term financial health of the city.
Richard develops and manages the overall financial strategy for the City of Henderson including providing senior leadership to the City's Finance Department and collaborates with City Council, appointed boards and commissions and the City's executive team. Under his leadership, the City of Henderson has maintained one of the highest bond ratings of any city in the state of Nevada. The City is proud to provide premier services while maintaining one of the lowest property tax rates and employee to citizen ratios compared to other cities in Nevada.
Since joining the City in 1999 Richard has served as Manager of Budget and Strategic Management, Assistant to the City Manager and Finance Director. With more than 27 years of experience in budget and financial management, he has worked in both the public and private sectors for the Clark County School District, Caesars Palace and Deloitte, Haskins and Sells.
Richard is a graduate of the 2000 Clark County Leadership Forum. He has served in various leadership roles for GFOA, NGFOA, Henderson District Public Libraries and as an Audit Committee member for the Clark County Credit Union. Richard also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas teaching Fiscal Administration to graduate level students seeking their master's degree in public administration.
A Henderson native, Richard holds a master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in business administration, both received from UNLV.