State of Nevada Executive Order - Executive Department


Ordering Flags to Half-Staff

WHEREAS, former Assemblyman and State Senator Dean Rhoads ably and faithfully served the people of Nevada from 1977 to 2005 as a member of the Nevada Legislature representing Elko, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Pershing, and White Pine Counties, as well as portions of Nye County;
WHEREAS, Dean Rhoads was the Senate Majority Whip from 2003 to 2005, and a chair of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources, the Legislative Committee on Public Lands, the Senate Committee on Taxation, and the Senate Committee on Transportation;
WHEREAS, Dean Rhoads began his political career as a member of the Elko County Fair Board and the Cattlemen’s Association, and helped to develop the grazing fee formula that remains in effect today;
WHEREAS, Dean Rhoads played an instrumental role in the development of the South Fork Dam, the Northern Nevada Community College (now known as Great Basin College); and the California Trail Interpretive Center;
WHEREAS, Dean Rhoads loved Nevada, ranching, and his family, and has set an example as a true public servant for generations to come;
WHEREAS, Dean Rhoads passed away on April 23, 2018, and the deepest sympathies of all Nevadans are with his wife, Sharon, and his family and loved ones; and
WHEREAS, Article 5, Section 1 of the Nevada Constitution provides: “The supreme executive power of this State, shall be vested in a Chief Magistrate who shall be Governor of the State of Nevada.”
NOW, THEREFORE, by the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Nevada and the United States, it is hereby ordered as follows:

The flags of the United States and the State of Nevada shall be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol and all State public buildings and grounds on Thursday, May 3, 2018, from sunrise to sunset, as a mark of respect and in remembrance of Dean Rhoads.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 30th day of  April, in the year two thousand  eighteen.