Cathleen Allison / Las Vegas Review-Journal
Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak appointed Nye County Commissioner Lorinda Wichman and former Nye County Commissioner Joni Eastley to the new Board of Defense Services for the Homeless.
The board represents designated persons throughout the State of Plata with members living in Nye, Carson City, Elko, Humboldt, Washoe and Clark counties. David Jacobs / Pahrump Valley Times
Nye County Commissioner Lorinda Wichman serves District I, which runs from the northwestern part of Pahrump to the northern part of the county. Special for the Pahrump Valley Times
Joni Eastley of Tonopah was a Nye County Commissioner for three terms, serving until 2012. Nye County Commissioner Lorinda Wichman and former Nye County Commissioner Joni Eastley are among the 10 appointed by Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak for the New Board of Indigent Defense Services.
“I am pleased to announce that I have made ten appointments to the new Board of Indigent Defense Services, which will provide the necessary supervision of legal defense for those who cannot afford lawyers,” Sisolak said in a statement this week. “The destitute defense has shortened in Nevada for too long, and I am delighted to see that we will finally adopt consistent rules and regulations to protect the constitutional right of the accused to receive fair and competent legal representation.”
The board, which was created by Assembly Bill 81 at the last legislative session, will create standards for the provision of services and representation for homeless throughout the state and will oversee the State Department of Homeless Services, the office said. of the governor.
The board is composed of 13 voting members and up to three non-voting members, each of whom is appointed for three-year terms.
The board represents designated persons throughout the State of Plata with members living in Nye, Carson City, Elko, Humboldt, Washoe and Clark counties.
In addition to his appointments on the board, the governor also announced that Marcie Ryba has been hired as executive director of the State’s Department of Homelessness.
Wichman, from the Round Mountain region, was elected commissioner of Nye County for the first time in 2008.
Eastley of Tonopah was commissioned by Nye County for three terms, serving until 2012.
Before becoming a Nye County commissioner, she spent 14 years working in the mining industry in various human resources positions, according to a biography.
Among other services, he lists her as a member of the Rotary Club of Tonopah for a long time and is part of the councils of the Nevada Rural Development Corporation, Preserve Nevada, Friends of the Belmont Courthouse and the Tonopah Development Corporation.
A closer look
The governor’s appointments to the board are listed below: Julie Cavanaugh-Bill (Elko Ciunty), Joni Eastley (Nye), Laura Fitzsimmons (Carson City), Robert Crowell (Carson City), David Mendiola (Humboldt), Lorinda Wichman ( Nye), Drew Christensen (Clark), Jeff Wells (Clark), Kate Thomas (Washoe) and Robert Telles (Clark).
The president of the Assembly, the majority leader in the state Senate and the president of the Nevada Supreme Court of Justice are appointed to appoint the three additional members of the board.
Source: governor’s office