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dagneDagny Stapleton

Executive Director

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.

Vinson Guthreau

Deputy Director

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.

Sandra Hoover

Natural Resources Manager

Sandy joined NACO in July 2018 as the Natural Resources Manager. Prior to joining NACO, she was the environmental team lead for the Indiana Department of Transportation’s west central district where she applied federal and state environmental regulations under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to various transportation projects. She has been NEPA certified since November of 2015. Sandy is trained in wetland delineations, stream quality assessments, endangered species assessments, ecotoxicology, and geographic information systems (GIS). She received a B.S. in Environmental Science with a concentration in Water Resources in 2011 from Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis, Indiana.

AmandaAmanda Evans

Office Manager

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).