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Nevada 150 Foundation names Esther Carter executive director



esther-carter-300x243-4536673-6640696The Nevada 150 Planning Committee has named Esther Carter executive director of Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration. The yearlong celebration is set to launch on Oct. 31, 2013 (Nevada Day), culminating on Oct. 31, 2014.

Carter has more than 16 years’ experience in strategic market planning, advertising, public relations and special event planning, production and execution. During her time spent as executive director of the Las Vegas Centennial, she assisted with planning and implementing the 100th birthday celebration for the City of Las Vegas.

Carter’s position with the City of Las Vegas has allowed her to work on a variety of administrative services including special event planning for the 2007 Vegas Grand Prix and the US Conference of Mayors.

Carter served as vice president of marketing and special events at Fremont Street Experience, along with coordinating several major special events for Las Vegas Events.

A Nevada resident of 26 years, Carter is dedicated to the state and community and passionate about Nevada’s 150th birthday celebration.

“I am really looking forward to building awareness around Nevada’s 150th birthday celebration, and encouraging people to get excited about our state and communities and learn a little history along the way,” said Carter.

Throughout the year, Nevadans and tourists will be encouraged to participate in more than 150 events, share the state’s heritage through cultural and arts programs and engage in initiatives and activities that make the state of Nevada unique.

For more information about NV 150, please contact Carter at [email protected] or visit www.nevada150.org.

Nevada’s Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s admission to the Union, will provide opportunities for celebration and reflection as we come together statewide to commemorate our shared history and build a foundation of cultural appreciation for generations to come. Nevada’s one of a kind and diverse history will be celebrated throughout the state for an entire year in order to promote pride in the shared heritage of native and non-native Nevadans alike. Nevada’s Sesquicentennial celebration will commence on Nevada Day 2013 (Oct. 31) and conclude with an expanded Nevada Day celebration on Oct. 31, 2014.

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