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WHEREAS, Ellen Martinelli, a licensed social worker with the State of Nevada, has dedicated more than 25 years to serving the Silver State; and

WHEREAS, Ellen Martinelli began her career with Child Protective Services and through her many years with this organization she mastered the processes of investigative protections and was committed to assisting the children and families of Nevada. Throughout her career her passion to seek justice and advocate for children and families was evident and unwavering; and

WHEREAS, Ellen Martinelli spent 16 years with Elder Protective Services where she showed incredible dedication and a steadfast commitment to the people she served. While investigating the most complex cases she demonstrates exceptional social work skills with consistency, logical decision making and critical thinking. Her passion f or advocacy of Nevada's elders has never faltered and she strives to improve the lives of the families she serves; and

WHEREAS, Ellen's mentoring skills and passion to share her knowledge and experience is an asset to all who have had the opportunity to work with her and she never failed to share her witty sense of humor with friends and co-workers to lighten a mood during many serious moments throughout her career; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada joins Ellen's colleagues, friends and family in applauding her exceptional tenure and many years of devoted and honorable service to the State of Nevada, with best wishes for a happy, healthy and fulfilling retirement;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  August 12, 2016 as a day in honor of



 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson