Henderson Municipal Court

Bill Zihlmann, CCM


Bill Zihlmann, CCM

Municipal Court Administrator

Office Telephone: (702) 267-3333
Office Fax: (702) 267-3351
Email: Bill.Zihlmann@cityofhenderson.com

Professional Biography:
Bill Zihlmann was named Municipal Court Administrator in December 2013. He oversees the daily operations of the Municipal Court and is responsible for planning, organizing and directing all non-judicial Municipal Court functions.

Bill started his City of Henderson career in July 1993 as a Court Clerk II. In October 1994 he was promoted to the Municipal Court Office Supervisor and in June 2012 became Assistant Court Administrator. Bill has been instrumental in the process of adding Departments 2 and 3 to the city’s municipal court system, as well as the selection and implementation of the CourtView Justice Solutions case management system in 2003.

Currently, Bill is a member of the Nevada Association of Court Executives (NACE) and the National Association of Court Managers (NACM). In 2008 he was named Court Executive of the Year by NACE. He served as the chairman of the Nevada Criminal Justice Information System (NCJIS) Steering Committee from 2009 to 2013. In the past, Bill served on the Nevada Supreme Court’s Regional Court Staff Training Project and the Records Commission for the Preservation, Access and Sealing of Court Records. He was also on the Administrative Office of the Courts Committee to re-write the Nevada Offense Codes from 2004-2007; the 2010-2011 SCOPE II Redesign Functional Team; and most recently the Uniform System for Judicial Records, Phase III Subcommittee since 2015. 

Bill is a 1991 graduate of California State University at Northridge with a degree in business education with an emphasis in office systems. In 2006, Bill became a Certified Court Manager (CCM) through the Court Management Program offered by the National Center for State Courts. The Court Management Program provides court managers with an opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities court professionals must have in order to be effective and dynamic leaders.