Nye County's Chief Deputy Treasurer will fill the vacant treasurer position until December 31, 2018, the Board of County Commissioners decided on Tuesday.
Jennifer Perry will fill the opening left by Pamela Webster, who stepped down October 2 citing family medical issues.
Perry, who lives in Tonopah, joined the county's human resources department in June 2007, becoming deputy treasurer in December 2008. In July she was promoted to chief deputy treasurer. Perry has a bachelor's degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.
Webster, the former county manager, was appointed treasurer in January following the resignation of the previous treasurer, also citing health issues. Webster won the Republican primary in June, but notified the county in September of her need to step down.
Perry, in a letter of interest to the commission, stated she "believe it would be in Nye County’s best interest to place someone in the position of interim Treasurer that won’t need extensive training and will be able to jump right in without missing a beat. The Treasurer’s office has gone through several transitions this year, and as interim Treasurer, I would be able to maintain the structure and accomplishments we have achieved."
By state law, Webster will remain on the November 6 General Election ballot. If Webster is elected, the Board of County Commissioners will appoint a long-term replacement.