Kathi is the Director of Community Services for the city of Las Vegas. Ms. Thomas has more than 20 years of experience implementing federal grant programs, including Community Development Block Grants, Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS, Welfare-to-Work, and other special-purpose programs for at-risk communities. She is often a convener of key stakeholders and has successfully addressed complex, longstanding problems through collaborative leadership approaches. She has been with the city for six years and previously served as the city’s community resource manager.
She has worked in both the not-for-profit and public sectors to enhance meaningful change in service delivery systems so that programs are efficient and effective.
Kathi oversees key projects addressing homelessness, affordable housing development, education, youth services, neighborhood revitalization, and services for special-needs populations.
She has been an adjunct instructor and frequent lecturer for higher-education systems in Nevada and California. She has a master’s degree in public administration from National University and received her bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of California, Berkeley.