Sisolak names Montooth executive director of Nevada Indian Commission

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Stacey Montooth, who was appointed as the executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission by Gov. Steve Sisolak. (Photo: Reno-Sparks Indian Colony.)
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Stacey Montooth, who was appointed as the executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission by Gov. Steve Sisolak. (Photo: Reno-Sparks Indian Colony.)

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.

Jeniffer Solis
Reporter | Jeniffer was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada where she attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas before graduating in 2017 with a B.A in Journalism and Media Studies. While at UNLV she was a senior staff writer for the student newspaper, the UNLV Scarlet and Gray Free Press, and a news reporter for KUNV 91.5 FM, covering everything from the Route 91 shooting to UNLV housing. She has also contributed to the UNLV News Center and worked as a production engineer for several KUNV broadcasts before joining the Nevada Current. She’s an Aries.

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