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WHEREAS, Cheryl Cornwell has served the Silver State with distinction for more than 36 years and worked for the Department of Human Resources, Division of Welfare and Supportive Services since August 1980; and

WHEREAS, Cheryl Cornwell has held the titles of Eligibility Certification Specialist, Support Enforcement Specialist, Employment Counselor LI, Appeals Referee, Support Enforcement Supervisor, Family Services Supervisor and Hiring Panel Supervisor and provided invaluable service to low-income families, located noncustodial parents, established paternity and child support obligations, coordinated workshops for clients to help them achieve their highest levels of self-sufficiency, supervised Support Enforcement Specialists, Family Services Specialists and the Hiring Panel while working in four Division of Welfare and Supportive Services offices; and

WHEREAS, Cheryl Cornwell was the co-author of the first "Las Vegas Survival Handbook," a resource directory for Southern Nevada, author of the "Job Search Manual and editor of Hire Wire, a monthly Las Vegas employment and training newsletter; and

WHEREAS, Cheryl Cornwell served as a New Vision Trainer and Project Team Trainer and contributed to the Child Support Public Awareness Campaign by her outreach work with teenagers in high schools; and

WHEREAS, Cheryl was recognized as a fair supervisor who provided timely evaluations of her employees and was willing to state their positions to management and her direct and witty remarks will be missed both professionally and personally by all who have had the pleasure of working with her; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada commends Cheryl on her outstanding tenure as a dedicated State employee with deep admiration for her many contributions which have benefited Nevadans; and joins her friends and colleagues in extending sincere appreciation to her for her years of service, with best wishes for a happy and fulfilling retirement;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  September 2, 2016 as a day in honor of

 Cheryl Cornwell

 

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