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WHEREAS, Division Counsel Nancy Fong Wong, a native Nevada, has served the State of Nevada and its citizens with commitment, dedication, and excellence for more than 33 years; and

WHEREASNancy graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1979 with a Bachelor's of Science degree and thereafter earned her Juris Doctorate degree from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1982; and

WHEREAS, Nancy began her distinguished career in public service working as a Law Clerk for The Honorable Judge James J. Guinan of the Second Judicial District Court from 1982 to 1983, practiced law in the Washoe County Public Defender's Office from 1983 to 1984, and served the public by working as an attorney for Washoe Legal Services from 1984 to 1986; and

WHEREAS, Nancy served as Associate General Counsel for Nevada's State Industrial Insurance System from 1986 to 1994 where she became an expert in workers' compensation law; and

WHEREAS, Nancy began working for the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, Division of Industrial Relations as Division Counsel in 1996 where she has continually served with distinction, dedicating herself to improving the Uninsured Employers Claim Account collection process and representing the Division before the Supreme Court of the State of Nevada, the United States District Court for the District of Nevada, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; and

WHEREAS, Nancy has also served her community by volunteering with Habitat for Humanity, rebuilding homes in New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, performing pro bono legal work, and contributing to the continued operation and success of her church's food pantry program since 2005; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada joins Nancy's colleagues, friends, and loved ones in wishing her all the best for a happy and fulfilling retirement, with great appreciation and gratitude for her many years of dedication as a public servant and an esteemed member of the Silver State's legal profession;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  March 4, 2016 as a day in honor of

 Nancy Fong Wong

 

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