Governor Sandoval Announces Departure of Taxation Director Deonne Contine


Mari N. St. Martin
Communications Director
(775) 684-5670
CARSON CITY, NV - January 26, 2018

Governor Brian Sandoval today announced the departure of Deonne Continue, Director of the Department of Taxation, effective February 9th. Contine has served as Director since November 2014 and will pursue a professional opportunity in the private sector. A successor will be announced in the near

“I appointed Deonne because she had a broad base of experience in state government and was a smart and steady deputy at Taxation. Her experience, skills and hard work have served the State well as she has overseen the implementation of several successful tax and regulatory programs in the last few years,” said Governor Brian Sandoval. “While I did not support Question 2, once the people voted to legalize recreational marijuana, I knew that I could depend on Deonne to implement the respected and tightly-controlled regulatory structure I envisioned to protect the public health and safety of our citizens while allowing businesses to be successful in this new industry. I thank Deonne for her service and I know she will represent her clients in the private sector with the same work ethic, commitment and skill that she has demonstrated at the Department.”

“I look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead and will always be grateful to Governor Sandoval for appointing me to lead the Department. It has been the greatest honor to serve in his administration and to serve the citizens of Nevada,” said Deonne Contine. “We have all done some great work together at the Department – most recently, standing up the entire marijuana industry regulatory and taxation program. Department staff have always stepped up and shown how it is the dedicated public servants that make an agency successful. I am proud to have been a part of it.”


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