Gov. Steve Sisolak announced the appointment Tuesday of Walker River Paiute Tribe member Stacey Montooth as executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission.
“Stacey, a member of the Walker River Paiute Nation, has extensive experience in tribal relations in Nevada and understands first-hand the multitude of issues, including health services and K-12 education, facing the 27 tribes in our state,” Sisolak said.
Montooth previously served as a public relations officer for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, where she organized community events revolving around the tribe’s unique community celebrations including pow wows, traditional language classes and art demonstrations, and other special events. Montooth also served as the point of contact for day-to-day operation of the tribal government as well as legislation involving key tribal issues, including health care and taxation. From 2009-2013, she served as the Indian Education Liaison for the Churchill County School District.
Montooth starts Sept. 1.