California telecommunications exec new Washoe County manager

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A telecommunications executive from California has been named Washoe County’s new county manager.

The county commission voted unanimously Monday to hire Eric Brown.

Brown is currently the head of the Sacramento-based nonprofit California Telehealth Network. He’s the first African American picked to serve as Washoe County manager.

He’ll replace former County Manager John Slaughter, who retired in June.

The commission picked Brown over two other finalists — Assistant County Manager Kate Thomas and Jon Hager, the former director of the Silver State Health Exchange.

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