SUBMITTED NEWS RELEASE
CARSON CITY, Nev. – Felicia Archer has been named public information officer for the State of Nevada Department of Tourism
and Cultural Affairs. She joins the existing public relations team at the Nevada Commission on Tourism and is responsible for media relations and public information for the Division of Museums and History and for the Nevada Arts Council.
On Oct. 1 the two Department of Cultural Affairs’ divisions merged with the Nevada Commission on Tourism, by legislative action, to more effectively capitalize on the state’s resources, better raise income for the state through travel and develop cultural tourism.
The division operates seven museums including the Nevada State Museums in Las Vegas and Carson City, the Nevada Historical Society in Reno, the Lost City Museum in Overton and the Nevada State Railroad Museums in Carson City, Boulder City and Ely.
The Nevada Arts Council is the agency charged with ensuring that state and national funds support cultural activity and encourage participation in the arts throughout Nevada. In addition to providing hundreds of grants to arts and community-based organizations, schools, artists and local municipalities throughout the state, the Arts Council coordinates a variety of statewide programs and activities such as the annual Poetry Out Loud recitation competition for high-schooled aged students, traveling exhibits, artist residencies, workshops and cultural assessments.
Archer earned a degree in journalism from California State University, Northridge. She was the public hearing officer for the Nevada Department of Transportation and has been public information officer for the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County and for the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California. She is a member of the National Information Officers Association and the Public Relations Society of America.
For more information, visit the department’s website at www.NevadaCulture.org.