NIC Director Given National Award

The award acknowledges the advances made in voter access with indigenous citizens 

Last week, Nevada Indian Commission Director Stacey Montooth was presented with the NASS (National Association of Secretaries of State) Medallion Award by Nevada Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske. This award was in recognition of her work with the SOS office and the Tribal communities on voter participation, access, and education. “Ms. Montooth worked closely with our office on addressing any matters relating to Nevada’s 28 Tribal Nations, the Nevada Indian Commission, proposed legislation, and our office,” said Scott Anderson, Chief Deputy Secretary of State.     

The NASS Medallion Award was created to honor individuals, groups, or organizations with an established record of promoting the goals of NASS in one or more of the following areas:  

·         Elections, with special emphasis on voter education and participation  

·         Civic education, including the teaching, promotion, and study of this subject  

·         Service to state government, specifically as it relates to the duties of the office of the Secretary of State  

·         A commitment to giving – a business or individual whose philanthropic contributions have significantly enhanced the quality of life in a local or regional area within a state, or an entire state  

She was presented with the award virtually by Chief Deputy Scott Anderson at the December 2022 meeting of the Nevada Indian Commission and later in person at the Commission’s offices at the Stewart campus with staff present.