Jeffrey Fontaine has been the Executive Director of NACO since January 2007. His background as Director of the Nevada Department of Transportation and other experience at all levels of government, combined with his expertise in issues critical to Nevada’s counties and the state serves him well in this position. As Executive Director, he is responsible for coordinating and administering all association activities and carrying out policy as directed by the NACO Board of Directors. In addition he serves on various boards and committees whose mutual interests serve the welfare of Nevada’s counties. Jeffrey Fontaine’s experience also includes public service as the Nevada State Drinking Water Administrator and Environmental Engineer for the United States Environmental Protection Agency in the western region.
Dagny Stapleton has served as NACO’s Deputy Director since June of 2013. Dagny has a background in government affairs and land use planning, having previously worked as the government affairs manager for the Nevada Rural Electric Association as well as for Praxis Consulting Group, an affordable housing development consultant. As Deputy Director Dagny manages NACO’s government relations and serves on various statewide boards and commissions representing Nevada’s counties. Dagny also has a background in local government public service and is a lifelong Northern Nevadan. Dagny has a Masters in Land Use Planning from the University of Nevada, Reno, and received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University in New York City.
Public Lands and Natural Resources Coordinator
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 Evans 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).