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WHEREAS, Susan Washington has served the Silver State with Nevada Early Intervention Services - South, making a lasting impact on the quality of early intervention services and exemplifying the true mission of NEIS; and

WHEREAS, Susan Washington started with the State of Nevada in June 1987and she has worked serving children and families in a clerical capacity, then as an intern and later she was promoted to the DS series as a dedicated and caring service coordinator and supervisor; and

WHEREAS, Susan Washington graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Master's Degree in Early Childhood Special Education and through a combination of her education and passion for working with families, Susan has served as a role model and inspiration for staff, as well as an asset to the program in providing exceptional services to the children and families of Las Vegas and the Southern Nevada community; and

WHEREAS, Susan was promoted to Developmental Specialist 4 in November 2005, and she has been the team lead for the interview process and served with the mentor program for new staff, helping to develop new hires efficiency and confidence as they work tosupport and teach families in the EI system; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada commends Susan Washington on her outstanding tenure as a dedicated State employee and jo ins her family ,friends and colleagues in extending sincere appreciation for her years of high-quality, family-focused , care, with best wishes for a happy and fulfilling retirement;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  June 30, 2017 as a day in honor of

 Susan Washington


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