WHEREAS, Nevada experienced unprecedented emergencies and disasters during calendar year 2017
WHEREAS, these incidents resulted in disruption and tragedy throughout Nevada, however, they also displayed Nevada's commitment to recovery and to building a stronger Nevada based on lessons learned from these incidents;
WHEREAS, Nevada's 2016 strategic plan, "Generations to Come: Nevada's Strategic Planning Framework," called for Nevada's emergency management vision to align with nationally-established resilience models;
WHEREAS, the Nevada Homeland Security Working Group was created by an Executive Order issued on March 3, 2008, and amended by Executive Order 2011-31 in December 15, 2011, and again by Executive Order 2015-32 on November 16, 2016;
WHEREAS, pursuant to these Executive Orders, the Chief of the Nevada Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management and the Chair of the Las Vegas Urban Area serve as the Co-Chairs of the Nevada Homeland Security Working Group;
WHEREAS, Nevada's lessons learned from its unprecedented year, its commitment to recovering fully, and its established policy development and implementation framework through the Nevada Homeland Security Working Group can be combined to build and implement a plan for building statewide resilience; and
WHEREAS,Article 5, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution provides: "The supreme executive of
this State, shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate who shall be Governor of the State of Nevada."