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WHEREAS, Eric M. Johnson began his service to the Silver State as a Park Aid in 1984 and in October 1988 he was promoted to a Park Ranger II at Valley of Fire State Park; and

WHEREAS, through his years as a Ranger and Supervisor he has had the opportunity to work at parks statewide including Lahontan and South Fork Recreation Areas, Echo Canyon, Spring Valley and Washoe Lake State Parks, and Fort Churchill State Historic Park; and

WHEREAS, in March 2004 Eric was promoted to Parks Regional Manager in the Region III Headquarters where he continued to serve the citizens and visitors of the State of Nevada and share his love for our great state; and

WHEREAS, from July 2011 to November 2013 he served as Deputy Administrator before being promoted to Administrator of State Parks, and Eric is the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources first Administrator that began his career as a Park Aid and worked his way up to Administrator, and as Administrator of the Division of State Parks, Eric has been instrumental in the success of this Division and his positive attitude, dedication and commitment to hard work has served our state; and

WHEREAS, under Eric Johnson’s leadership and vision two new State Parks have been added to the beautiful and diverse inventory of the state park system, and this legacy will provide the generations to come more opportunities to explore and enjoy the landscapes of Nevada from the unparalleled riverfront of the Walker River State Recreation Area to the historically significant Ice Age Fossils State Park; and

WHEREAS, Eric is known for getting things done and never being dissuaded by hurdles, challenges or road blocks, and through his commitment to hard work and strong leadership, he has earned the respect and admiration of everyone he has worked with; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada commends Eric Johnson on his outstanding career as a dedicated State employee and joins his family, friends and colleagues in extending sincere appreciation for his 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  October 16, 2018 as a day in honor of

 Eric M. Johnson


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