About Nancy Kerry

Nancy Kerry is an experienced City and Town Manager with more than 20 years of public service. Nancy’s servant-leadership style coupled with her highly productive work ethic generate results and make her a ‘get-er-done’ and approachable leader. 

Nancy is currently serving as Town Manager for Frisco, Colorado where the iconic “Main Street to the Rockies” boasts a setting reserved for those wishing to experience the magic of shopping, dining, and spending the night 9500 feet up high in the Rocky Mountains, with every recreational opportunity within reach.  Frisco, like the rest of the world, is experiencing unprecedented impacts from the global pandemic brought on by COVID-19 and rapidly responded by establishing a Strategic Economic Response Team (SERT) within days of the stay-at-home public health orders.   

Before joining the Town of Frisco, Nancy served as City Manager for the City of South Lake Tahoe for 6 years. She served in that capacity while leading the City out of the Great Recession and into its Renaissance phase of economic expansion. During that time, the City refinanced its debts, eliminated unfunded financial liabilities for retiree health (saving the community tens of millions), passed a successful voter-approved initiative to fund new recreation amenities, redeveloped an old hotel in the center of town, and doubled the City’s reserves from $9.8M to $20+M. Prior to her tenure as City Manager, Nancy served the City of South Lake Tahoe as Redevelopment and Housing Manager, Public Communications Officer, and Assistant to previous City Managers.   

Nancy has a proven track record as a strategic, results-oriented professional moving effortlessly between roles of manager, colleague, team member, and community facilitator. She is passionate about local government being responsive to community members and within the organization being equally responsive to each other.

Nancy also has a demonstrated record of success in resolving unfunded Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB). She has served as a member of the League of California Cities OPEB Task Force, helping to design and deliver new solutions for California public agencies to deliver health benefits marketplace. In South Lake Tahoe, Nancy led the city through a successful process in resolving its unfunded OPEB. Her advice on the subject has been published in local government publications, most notably Western Cities Magazine in May 2015.

As a City Manager, Nancy Kerry believes in delivering excellent customer service (both internal and external) by cultivating high-performing teams within the organization. 

Professional Experience

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Town Manager – Frisco, Colorado – January 2019 – Current
Organizational Development Consultant –
Vahalla Tahoe – October 2018-January 2019
City Manager –
City of South Lake Tahoe – 2012 – 2018
Assistant to City Manager/RDA & Housing Manager –
City of South Lake Tahoe – 2008 – 2012
Public Affairs VP –
South Lake Tahoe Chamber of Commerce – 2007 – 2008
Assistant to City Manager/Senior Management Analyst
– City of Solana Beach – 2001 – 2006
Senior Analyst –
San Diego Association of Governments – 2000 – 2001
Senior Analyst –
San Diego District Attorney – 2000 – 2000

Relevant Private Sector Experience
Paralegal – San Diego – 1994 – 1999
Sr. Manager Consulting, Vironex, Inc. – 1988 – 1994

Personal Profile 


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