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WHEREAS, the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspire all Americans to pursue opportunities to serve others, and to make a positive difference by helping to support causes and initiatives that promote the ideals of justice, equality, and opportunity for all; and

WHEREAS, nurturing a culture of volunteerism and service in Nevada remains a critical goal of state government, and Nevada Volunteers, The Governor's Commission on Service, continues to play a central role in promoting a culture of service in the Silver State; and

WHEREAS, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 18th provides an opportunity for Nevadans to renew their commitment to serving each other and their communities, and as part of this special Day, Nevada's AmeriCorps programs have coordinated community service projects and events throughout the state; and

WHEREAS, Nevada's AmeriCorps programs have coordinated Day of Service conservation projects that include a mini "Boi-Blitz" at Reno’s Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park, sponsored by the Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation, as well as a park cleanup sponsored by United Way of Southern Nevada, the Great Basin Institute's Nevada Conservation Corps, and the Outside Las Vegas Foundation, and school garden maintenance projects throughout Reno and Sparks sponsored by the Urban Roots FarmCorps AmeriCorps program; and

WHEREAS, Nevada's Day of Service projects also include a dodge ball tournament organized by the Nevada Outdoor School AmeriCorps members that will raise funds supporting efforts to address childhood hunger in Humboldt County, including the Backpack for Kids Program and Summer Food Service Program; and

WHEREAS, the initiatives and projects planned for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service highlight the ongoing efforts to make neighborhoods and communities across Nevada stronger through service; and

WHEREAS, service above self is a cornerstone of my administration as Governor;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  January 18, 2016 as

 A Day of Service in Nevada


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