(775) 334-2400Doug Thornley was sworn in as Reno's City Manager on October 12, 2020.
Thornley has an extensive legal and government background. As the former Assistant City Manager for Internal Services, Thornley oversaw the City of Sparks’ collective bargaining, intergovernmental relations, and customer service efforts.
He began his career as a Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Sparks, where he worked for more than a decade representing the city in a broad constellation of matters involving nearly every city department and many of the practical challenges faced by municipalities in Northern Nevada.
Thornley also has two combined years of experience, Of Counsel, with Holland & Hart LLP and Fennemore Craig PC.
He received his Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law (Gulfport, Florida) in 2006; and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Richmond (Richmond, Virginia) in 2004.