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Richard A. Derrick

Richard A. Derrick
Chief Financial Officer

Office Telephone: (702) 267-1708
Office Fax: (702) 267-1702

Professional Biography:
Richard Derrick was named Chief Financial Officer for the city of Henderson in June 2013 after serving as Finance Director since October 2010. 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.

Under his leadership, the city of Henderson has maintained one of the highest bond ratings of any city in the state of Nevada. In addition, the Finance Department will be implementing Henderson Insight, a performance management application aimed at providing accurate and timely financial and statistical information to citizens, elected officials and decision makers as they respond to current business and economic trends and conditions.

Richard joined the city in 1999 and has served as Manager of Budget and Strategic Management, Assistant to the City Manager and Assistant Finance Director. With more than 25 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.

He is a current member of the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), Nevada Government Finance Officers Association (NGFOA), Local Government Managers Association of Nevada, International City/County Management Association and American Society of Public Administrators.

Richard is a graduate of the 2000 Clark County Leadership Forum. He was a two-term Treasurer for the NGFOA and also served 10 years as a Budget Document Reviewer for GFOA’s "Distinguished Budget Presentation Award" program. He held a six-year appointment to the GFOA’s Committee on Governmental Budgeting and Fiscal Policy, served as an Audit Committee member for the Clark County Credit Union for five years, and was a Board Trustee for Henderson Libraries for five years.

A Henderson native, Richard holds a master's degree in public administration and a bachelor's degree in business administration, both received from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.