Governor Sisolak meets with Black community leaders in Northern Nevada to discuss pandemic recovery efforts

CARSON CITY, NV - February 10, 2022

Today, Governor Sisolak met with Black community leaders in Northern Nevada to discuss ongoing pandemic recovery efforts. During the meeting, participants highlighted the great strides taken in advancing the State’s recovery and identified the steps needed to ensure an equitable and just recovery for members of the Black community.

“The pandemic has unquestionably been hard on all of us but has taken a disproportionate toll on minority and Black communities across Nevada,” said Gov. Sisolak. “The State remains committed to providing a platform of support and inclusion as we continue to work collaboratively in achieving health equity for all.”

Today’s meeting marks the start of Governor Sisolak’s Black History Month sessions taking place across the State aimed at highlighting ongoing efforts, challenges, and triumphs by the Black community throughout the State’s current recovery.

Those in attendance at today’s meeting included:

  • Dr. Bayo Winchell-Curry
  • Tina Dortch, Governor’s Office of Minority Health and Equity
  • Dr. Sherilyn Duckworth
  • Steven Hammond
  • Major General Ondra Berry
  • Dr. Angie Taylor
  • Superintendent Andre Ponder

On February 1, Governor Sisolak proclaimed Black History Month in Nevada with the theme of “Black Health & Wellness,” acknowledging the legacy of Black scholars and medical professionals and shining a light on the multiple facets of Black health and wellness through education and activism.

Photos of today’s meeting are attached to the release.