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Nevada Conservation League welcomes new executive director

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mastroluca-8387449-1736640NEVADA CONSERVATION LEAGUE NEWS RELEASE – On behalf of the Boards of Directors of the Nevada Conservation League and the Nevada Conservation League Education Fund, we are very pleased to announce that April Mastroluca started Monday as the new Executive Director of both organizations.

April served two terms in the Nevada Assembly, where she received many accolades for her leadership, intelligence and professionalism. Among other honors, she was named Freshman Legislator of the Year in 2009, received a Rising Star Award from the Nevada Women’s Lobby in 2010, and was named Champion for Children by Amerigroup in 2012. Along with her political background, April brings over ten years of professional experience with non-profit organizations such as the Red Cross and the National PTA.

April also brings a life-long regard for environmental issues to her new position with us. During her time at the legislature, she had a stellar voting record on environmental issues, achieving an outstanding lifetime score of 97% on the Nevada Conservation League Scorecards. Through her work as an advocate for children’s issues and for public health, she came to understand the devastating impact that environmental hazards, from mercury in our fish to flame retardants in our couches, can have on our families and our communities. Growing up in Nevada, she is also keenly aware of the challenges of living in a desert state.

Please join us in welcoming April to our organizations. We look forward to building on our phenomenal session at the State Legislature this year, consolidating the position of the conservation community and keeping environmental issues in the mainstream. We could not ask for a better leader to take us forward than April Mastroluca.

We also hope you will join us in wishing our former executive director, Scot Rutledge, all the best as he leaves Nevada to pursue new adventures in Costa Rica. Scot led NCL for over seven years, and we would not be the organization we are now without his commitment, vision and leadership.

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