The Las Vegas City Council today approved the ratification of a new Municipal Court Administrator. Dana Hlavac was selected though a competitive recruitment process based on his extensive education and experience. Most recently he served as a budget consultant for the City of Sierra Vista, Arizona after serving as the city manager in Lebanon, Oregon, where he was responsible for managing a city of roughly 17,000 residents and a budget of $52 million.
Hlavac obtained his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from the University of Denver. He worked as the assistant district attorney in Trinidad, Colorado before beginning his tenure with Mohave County, Arizona where he held the position of public defender and was later promoted to deputy county manager. He was the interim finance director for Gila County, Arizona in 2013, and then began working as the city manager in Lebanon, Oregon.
Hlavac obtained a certification in Public Policy and Management from the University of Arizona and completed the Certified Public Manager Program from Arizona State University.
The court administrator is responsible for planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the Municipal Court including the Alternative Sentencing and Education, Criminal, and Traffic Divisions; and to coordinate assigned activities with other city departments and outside agencies. The administrator reports to the chief judge and other elected judges while also working within the parameters of city of Las Vegas administrative practices in coordination with the City Manager's office. The administrator oversees a Municipal Court staff of 150 employees and manages a budget of more than $21 million. The administrator exercises direct supervision over management, supervisory, professional, technical and clerical staff.