LAS VEGAS — Nevada Lieutenant Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead today, Tuesday, chaired her first meeting of the Nevada Commission on Tourism since her appointment to the position.
The Nevada Commission on Tourism meets quarterly, and held its last meeting on Dec. 2, 2021. Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead was appointed to her position Dec. 16, 2021.
“It was a pleasure today to chair today’s Nevada Commission on Tourism meeting, one of the parts of being Lieutenant Governor I was most excited to dig into,” Lieutenant Governor Cano Burkhead said. “Tourism is crucial to the health of Nevada’s economy, and that goes far beyond just our world-famous resorts. Nevada is a destination for all kinds of different interests at all times of the year, and I’m honored to be a part of the great work the Commission undertakes.
“I’m grateful to Cynthia Mun for her contributions as Vice Chair. I also want to thank Jerry Schefcik for his work in representing the Nevada Arts Council, and am excited to work with Claire Muñoz as the new Arts Council commissioner.”
As part of her duties as Lieutenant Governor, Cano Burkhead serves as a member of several statewide boards, but the Nevada Commission on Tourism is one of two she chairs, along with the Advisory Board on Outdoor Recreation.
About Lieutenant Governor Lisa Cano Burkhead
Lisa Cano Burkhead is a first generation Latina, the daughter of immigrant parents from South America who came to Las Vegas to find the American Dream. A lifelong educator, she spent 25 years working in Nevada public schools, first as a Spanish and English teacher and later as an administrator and principal.
As Lieutenant Governor, she is an advocate for the needs of public education and uses her position and platform to uplift the voices of students, educators and parents.
The Lieutenant Governor serves as:
- A member of the Governor’s Cabinet;
- President of the State Senate;
- Chair of the Nevada Commission on Tourism;
- Chair of the Advisory Board on Outdoor Recreation;
- Vice Chair of the Board of Transportation;
- A member of the Board of Economic Development;
- A member of the Executive Budget Audit Committee;
- A member of the Nevada Commission on Homeland Security;
- A member of the Keep Nevada Working Task Force.
For more information, please visit https://ltgov.nv.gov/.