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WHEREAS, Grant Nielson’s career in workforce development spanned for more than 21 years, beginning in 1998 as a youth coordinator in San Luis Obispo, California, then serving as President of the Private Industry Council, and later relocating to the great State of Nevada with his family and starting his career with the Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation (DETR); and

WHEREAS, Grant began his work with DETR as a Supervisor to the Workforce Services Representative team at the Sparks JobConnect and was quickly promoted to Business Services Office Manager before becoming Chief of Workforce Investment Support Services (WISS); and

WHEREAS, as Chief, Grant managed multiple federal programs, including the coordination and development of the State Plan, development of program and budget plans, justification and approval of new or expanding programs, and testifying before the Nevada Legislature and multiple State and Local Boards; and

WHEREAS, Grant displayed exceptional leadership skills throughout his career, playing an integral role in the development and implementation of the State’s Workforce Management Information System, EmployNV; and

WHEREAS, Grant remained a pillar of strength, offering his breadth of knowledge and experience in workforce programs, guiding and encouraging his staff to be successful and independent in their roles, both professionally and personally; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada recognizes Grant Nielson’s important contributions, and he will be dearly missed by those who had the pleasure and good fortune to work with him; and

WHEREAS, the Nevada family offers their thoughts and prayers for Mr. Nielson’s family, friends and loved ones during this time of mourning;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby honor

GRANT NIELSON

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 14th day of September, 2019

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