Office of the County Manager

Special Projects Manager
Dana Searcy

Dana Searcy is the Special Projects and Strategic Plan Manager for Washoe County.  She began her career with the county in 2017. Prior to that Dana served our community in the non-profit sector for more than 10 years.

Dana’s education includes a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a secondary focus in Marketing from University of Nevada (UNR).  Dana is currently enrolled in the Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program nationally accredited leadership development program for public managers and supervisors.

Dana is a native Nevadan and proud to live locally with her husband and family.


Special Projects

Special Projects provides leadership, strategic development, management and implementation of organization wide programs, services and initiatives on behalf of the County Manager.  Special Projects works in partnership with the community, elected officials and senior staff to develop solutions to emerging issues and county needs.

Regional Plan To End Homelessness

Regional Plan To End Homelessness

Our community has a need for a regional approach to addressing homelessness – one that considers all needs, stakeholders and partners. One that will serve as a regional collaboration platform to help facilitate conversations and align efforts and strategies.

To compliment this effort, Washoe County joined Built For Zero in April 2020 with a team representing over 30 organizations. Built for Zero is movement of more than 80 communities working to measurably end homelessness. Cities and counties just like ours are changing how local housing systems work to ensure an end to homelessness that lasts and leaves no one behind.

Learn more here.


False Alarm Reduction Program

False Alarm Reduction Program

Many citizens in Washoe County have installed burglar alarm systems to help protect their property. In recent years, however, the rise in false alarms has become problematic. In unincorporated Washoe County, more than 99% of all alarms prove to be false. Responding to these alarms is not a prudent use of the limited law enforcement resources available to our community. The purpose of the False Alarm Reduction Program ( is to reduce False Alarms and to encourage alarm companies and property owners to maintain and properly use Alarm Systems. For more information review the frequently asked questions.

The False Alarm Reduction program is transitioning to a new vendor to improve the program and service to the community. Should residents have any questions or concerns, please call Washoe311 by dialing 3-1-1 from any phone.


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