Dagny began her tenure as NACO’s Executive Director in October 2017, following four years of serving as NACO’s Deputy Director. Dagny has a background in government affairs, land use policy, and local government administration. On behalf of NACO, Dagny represents Nevada’s counties at the State Legislature as well as before interim committees and other state bodies. Dagny has participated in every regular session of the Nevada Legislature since 2009. Before coming to NACO Dagny worked as the government affairs manager for the Nevada Rural Electric Association as well as for Praxis Consulting Group, an affordable housing development consultant. Dagny has a Masters Degree in Land Use Planning and Policy from the University of Nevada, Reno, and received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University in New York City.
Vince started at NACO on January 29, 2018, having previously served as the government affairs manager for NACO in 2006 and 2007. Vince joins NACO with over 15 years of federal, state and local government experience, as well as a background in media relations and communications. Vince is a native Nevadan, and has worked on issues important to counties throughout his career. In addition to his government affairs and communications experience, Vince also worked for the State of Nevada in the Department of Conversation and Natural Resources. Vince resides in Reno, and is a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno.
Public Lands and Natural Resources Director
Tori joined NACO in August of 2015 and works closely with Nevada’s counties to help them leverage their role in the planning and management of public lands for multiple uses and an overall balance among important but some times conflicting resource-based uses in Nevada. She conducts research and analysis and provides policy recommendations on public lands and natural resources issues to the NACO Board. Tori’s professional background includes water law, environmental law, tribal law, and land use planning. She earned her Bachelors in Business Administration in Communications and Organization and Management from Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business before attending Pacific McGeorge School of Law, receiving her J.D. and California bar membership in 2013, and LL.M in Water Resources in January 2015.
Amanda has been NACO’s Office Manager since January 2015. Amanda has a background in real estate, development, and government affairs. Prior to joining NACO Amanda was a principal in a construction and development company in Douglas County and was a purchasing administrator for a Nevada homebuilder. Her experience includes work in the title and escrow field and she studied business administration at Mohave Community College in Arizona. Amanda also acts as the Secretary to the Board of Directors and the Board for the Fund for Hospital Care to Indigent Persons (IAF).