(CARSON CITY) – Business and community leaders from throughout Nevada, representing diverse economic interests and industry groups, will gather at the Nevada State Legislative Building on Wednesday, March 18, to show their support for Governor Brian Sandoval’s education policy proposals and the proposed State Business License fee to fund those initiatives. To illustrate broad-based support from Nevada’s business community, the press conference is scheduled prior to the Governor’s testimony before the Joint Meeting of the Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development and the Assembly Committee on Taxation.
“Governor Sandoval’s proposed statewide expansion of K-12 programming is a long overdue, strategic and efficient approach to achieving significant and sustainable gains in educational outcomes in all Nevada classrooms,” said Maureen Schaefer, Executive Director of the Council for a Better Nevada. “As representatives of the Nevada business community, the LVGEA and the CBN are joining with other business groups to pledge our support for the plan and to be a part of the process to find the funds to make it a reality.”
WHAT: Press conference announcing support for Governor’s Education Plan
WHEN: Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM
WHERE: Nevada Legislative Building – Senate Steps
• 401 S Carson St, Carson City, NV 89701
Glenn Christenson – Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA)
Maureen Schafer — Council for a Better Nevada
Rev. Dr. Marta Poling-Goldenne – Nevadans for the Common Good (NCG)
Duncan Lee – Asian Chamber of Commerce
Otto Merida – Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce
Vikki Courtney – Clark County Education Association
Michael Brown – Barrick Gold
John Bailey – Bailey, Kennedy Attorneys at Law
Jenn Blackhurst – HOPE for Nevada
David Clyde – Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada
Robert Hoo – NCG
Tom Kaplan – Wolfgang Puck Fine Dining
Dr. Ikram Khan – Quality Care Consultants
Al Martinez – Latino Leadership Council
Phil Peckman – Peckman Companies
Caryne Shea – HOPE for Nevada
Tom Skancke – LVGEA
Business and community leaders gathered in front of the Legislative Nevada Building; individual interviews will be coordinated following the formal announcement.
For media based in Southern Nevada, please contact Michele Voelkening at 702-610-4064 or Andrew Doughman at 775-315-9534 for interviews with local supporting business leaders.
About The Council for a Better Nevada
The Council for a Better Nevada is an organization of concerned citizens who seek to improve the quality of life in Nevada. CBN’s intention is to identify and engage in community issues whose outcomes will greatly affect the lives of Nevadans. By bringing together talent, resources and leadership from private, public and non-profit sectors, the goal is to assist in developing solutions to issues which will create a sustainable, healthy and prosperous Nevada community. www.cbnonline.org
About Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 membership organization dedicated to growing the economy in Southern Nevada through connectivity, community development, and strong business recruitment, retention and outreach. LVGEA’s vision is to help Southern Nevada residents thrive in a global economy by fostering a more prosperous, diverse and connected regional economy. For more information, call 702.791.0000 or visit www.www.lvgea.org. The LVGEA is located in The Innevation Center in Las Vegas. www.www.lvgea.org.
About Nevadans for the Common Good
Nevadans for the Common Good is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization comprised of religious and civic organizations that are working together to address the serious challenges affecting families in Nevada. NCG’s membership crosses lines of race, religion, neighborhood and political affiliation. By educating and training citizens for participation in public life, NCG builds the civic and relational trust that is required to sustain a healthy democracy. www.nevadansforthecommongood.org.