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WHEREAS, Christina Santoro has served the State of Nevada for 29 years with loyal, diligent and exceptional public service; and

WHEREAS, Christina began her career with the State of Nevada in March 1989 where she exemplified the highest standards as she carried out her duties starting as a mental health counselor in the Early Childhood Mental Health Services Program at Southern Nevada Child and Adolescent Services, Department of Family Services and she later accepted the position of Developmental Specialist II and was promoted to a Developmental Specialists IV/Supervisor with Nevada Early Interventions; and

WHEREAS, Christina’s outstanding capabilities were recognized as she passionately served the birth to 3-year-old population with disabilities or special needs, and through dedication and hard work she was able to integrate her passion for mental health and disabilities and began a Social Emotional Team that could help identify mental health concerns early in a child’s life and she was able to reach their untapped potential through professionals working hand in hand with parents; and

WHEREAS, she has provided exceptional customer service, technical assistance, and guidance to many community partners and agency staff and contributed to several cross-agency boards and committees to assure early childhood mental health is recognized and addressed in all early childhood vocations; and

WHEREAS, Christina’s contributions to the agency's safety and HIPAA have been extensive and invaluable, earning her respect for her ability to consistently meet challenges, identify and address concerns and meet stringent timelines, and her dedication to Nevada’s youngest children and their families and her unfailing commitment to Nevada is a source of inspiration to all those who follow in her footsteps; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada commends Christina Santoro on her outstanding tenure as a dedicated State employee and joins her family, friends and colleagues in extending sincere appreciation for her years of service, with best wishes for a happy and fulfilling retirement;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  March 30, 2018 as a day in honor of



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