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WHEREAS, Sherry Haar is retiring from the Division of Welfare and Supportive Services (DWSS) after more than 27 years of loyal, diligent and exceptional public service to the State of Nevada; and

WHEREAS, Sherry began her professional career with the State of Nevada in October 1989 as an Account Clerk II at the DWSS Central Office, promoting in August 1990 to Eligibility Certification Specialist at the Reno District Office and she was promoted to the position of Family Services Supervisor in February 1997, supervising eligibility staff at both the Carson City and Yerington District offices; and

WHEREAS, Sherry was promoted to Social Services Program Specialist III in the Eligibility and payments Unit at Central Office in April 2005 where she was involved in many agency modernization projects such as the Food Stamp Kiosks, was part of the Agency's forms and notices solution, and was a key player in the initial creation and implementation of Access Nevada, and the conversion of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and TANF eligibility engine updates for AMPS; and

WHEREAS, Sherry was promoted to Social Services Chief III in the Eligibility and Payments Unit at Central Office in April 2016 overseeing DWSS policy for the SNAP, TANF, and Medicaid programs; and

WHEREAS, Sherry has supervised, trained and mentored hundreds of eligibility staff, lead workers, administrative assistants, and program specialists, and has displayed exceptional dedication throughout her service with the State of Nevada, during which time those in need were fortunate to have her as an advocate and civil servant and because of Sherry's service to her fellow citizens, she can leave her position with the knowledge that her honorable works with DWSS provided assistance to our citizens and helped better her community and state; and

WHEREAS, in honor of Sherry and in recognition of her significant contributions to the State of Nevada, her friends and co-workers thank and commend her for her years of devoted and honorable service, and extend their best wishes for a happy, healthy, prosperous and fulfilling retirement;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  August 25, 2017 as a day in honor of

 Sherry Haar

 

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