Sandoval Taps Hutchison for Commission on Homeland Security and Re-Establishes Homeland Security Working Group


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Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - November 17, 2015

Governor Brian Sandoval today announced the appointment of Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison to the Governor’s Commission on Homeland Security for a term ending December 31, 2018.

“The Governor’s Commission on Homeland Security plays an important role in ensuring Nevada remains prepared and secure from foreign and domestic threats. I am confident Lieutenant Governor Hutchison’s experience and commitment to service will be a tremendous asset to the Commission,” said Governor Brian Sandoval.

“I am honored to be appointed to the Governor’s Commission on Homeland Security,” said Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison. “I am eager to work with my fellow commission members to keep Nevadans and our infrastructure safe. At such a critical time when Nevadans need leadership and security, I’m grateful that Governor Sandoval has entrusted me with the safety and well-being of our great state.”

Governor Brian Sandoval also announced he has re-established the Homeland Security Working Group (HSWG), a panel of subject matter experts to assist the Commission.

“Nevada is at its best when we work together for the benefit of all Nevadans. Public safety and homeland security are complicated issues that cross multiple jurisdictions with the best policies developed through an inclusive process. The Commission will rely on the input of this working group as we remain diligent in our efforts to keep Nevada communities prepared and secure.”

The Homeland Security Working Group will be comprised of no more than 30 voting member appointed by Governor which will include the Chief of the Division of Emergency Management (State Administrative Agent) and the Urban Area Administrator as non-voting members and who participated as co-chairs of the organization. The role of the HSWG is to bring together subject matter experts from state agencies, law enforcement, tribal representatives, first responder organizations, and local government to participate in an open and collaborative vetting process to select projects eligible for receiving State Homeland Security Grant Program (SHSGP) funding for the current federal fiscal year (FFY). The HSWG makes project funding recommendations to the Governor’s Commission on Homeland Security for final consideration and approval.

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