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WHEREAS, Sandra "Sam" Merlino was appointed to the post of Nye County Clerk in 2000 and subsequently elected without interruption since the General Election of November 2002; and

WHEREAS, Sam has supported the Nye County electorate as it nearly doubled in size from 18,337 active registered voters in November 2000 to its current size of 32,140 active registered voters in June 2022; and

WHEREAS, Sam's role as Nye County Clerk included numerous responsibilities including the administration of federal and state elections; acting as the ex-officio Clerk of the Court for the Fifth Judicial District Court; managing certain business, marriage, and marriage officiant license requirements and applications for appointments to county and town boards and commissions; and

WHEREAS, Sam has served as a faithful member and officer of the County Fiscal Officers Association; and

WHEREAS, these duties were conducted across the third largest county by area in the United States, requiring extensive planning and coordination to ensure her fellow county citizens' rights were provided for over an 18,000 square mile area; and

WHEREAS, Sam has faithfully served the citizens of Nye County for more than 20 years and her integrity and relentless work ethic have left a positive imprint on every Nye County resident; and

WHEREAS, the State of Nevada and the Office of the Secretary of State commend Sam on her dedication to her county and commitment to secure and fair elections and, along with colleagues, friends and family, extend best wishes for a happy, healthy, and prosperous retirement;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim August 5, 2022, as a day in honor of

Sandra "Sam" Merlino

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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 28th day of July, 2022

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