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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.

Colby Prout

Natural Resources Manager

Colby began working at NACO in August 2019.  He moved to Nevada in 2009 to work for the Nevada Conservation Corps.  He worked on projects throughout the state, gaining valuable exposure to Nevada’s unique natural resource issues.  He gained his Master’s Degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and received his J.D. in 2016 from Columbus School of Law at Catholic University in Washington, DC. While there he studied administrative and natural resource law. Just prior to joining NACO, Colby worked as a Staff Attorney for Nevada Legal Services in Reno.

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).