About NNRDA

NNRDA Staff Members

Sheldon Mudd

Sheldon Mudd

Executive Director
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Jan Morrison

Jan Morrison

Economic Dev. Officer – West
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Donna Bath

Donna Bath

Economic Dev. Officer – East
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Kris Ashdown

Kris Ashdown

Executive Assistant
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The Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority

Mission

Our mission at NNRDA is to encourage and coordinate the continual, diversified development & economic growth of the Northeastern Nevada region and all of its entities.

Vision

NNRDA’s vision is to ensure the economic stability of the Northeastern Nevada region by assisting our counties and cities in their efforts to enhance their respective and regional economic base.

History

The Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority or NNRDA was established in 2012 as a result of Nevada’s economic development plan, “Moving Nevada Forward: A plan for Excellence in Economic Development 2012-2014”. Published in February 2012, this document provided guidance to the recently created Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) and what would become their Regional and Economic Development Authorities in an effort to curtail one of the most devastating economic recessions Nevadans had ever seen.

Initially, NNRDA’s regional footprint consisted only of Elko County and the incorporated cities held therein. However, between 2014 and 2016 Humboldt, Lander, Eureka, and White Pine Counties united with NNRDA to create the largest geographic Development Authority in the State of Nevada. Today, NNRDA is responsible for the economic development of 41% of the State, encompassing over 45,000 square miles.

Organization

The Northeastern Nevada Regional Development Authority is comprised of both public and private members who consider themselves stakeholders in Northeastern Nevada’s future. Together, these entities work in unison to help support NNRDA’s efforts to promote the region, recruit new industries, and empower existing business. Regardless of whether our members represent a governmental entity or are part of private enterprise, we can all agree, community growth and diversification ensures economic sustainability while enhancing our quality of life.

NNRDA Staff Members

Sheldon Mudd

Sheldon Mudd

Executive Director
Email | LinkedIn

Jan Morrison

Jan Morrison

Economic Dev. Officer – West
Email | LinkedIn

Donna Bath

Donna Bath

Economic Dev. Officer – East
Email | LinkedIn

Kris Ashdown

Kris Ashdown

Executive Assistant
Email | LinkedIn

2018-2019 Board of Directors

NNRDA is governed by a Board of Directors who are made up of one representative from each governmental entity, as well as, one representative from each of our “Corporate” and “Premium” private sector members. The Board of Directors meet, on average, once a month to discuss various business and provide guidance to NNRDA staff.

Chairman of the Board

Rebecca Darling
Nevada Gold Mines

Vice-Chairman of the Board

Suzanne Featherston
Kinross Gold Mine

Immediate Past Chairman of the Board

Frans Yorgesen
Southwest Gas

Board Members

Shellie Watts
Mt. Wheeler Power

Tracy Saville
Silver Lion Farms

Betti Magney
Vitality Unlimited

Suzanne Featherston
Kinross Mine

Barbara Binetti
KGHM Robinson Mine

Johnny Hargrove
NV Energy

Jason Ashby
Komatsu Equipment

Susan Goddard
Elko Daily Free Press

Kent Avery
Savage Services

Katie Neddenriep
Elko County Visitors Authority

Terri Clark
NE Nevada Regional Hospital

Matt McCarty
Great Basin College

Marlene Brissenden
Humboldt County

Patsy Waits
Lander County

Richard McKay
Eureka County

Jon Karr
Elko County

Shane Bybee
White Pine County

Vince Mendiola
City of Winnemucca

Dana Holbrook
City of Carlin

Reece Keener
City of Elko

Layla Walls
City of Wells