HENDERSON, Nev. – Governor Brian Sandoval has announced the appointment of Melissa Caron, president of A.M. Smith Electric of Carson City, to the Nevada State Contractors Board, and the reappointment of Guy Wells, Margaret Cavin, and Board chairman Jan Leggett to 3-year terms effective Nov. 3, 2017.
“The Contractors Board is pleased to have Ms. Caron as its newest member and finds her enthusiasm to promote the integrity and longevity of the construction industry most welcoming,” said NSCB Executive Officer Margi A. Grein. “We look forward to working with Ms. Caron and learning of the impacts she will make during her first term.”
Caron has served as A.M. Smith Electric’s president since 2016, overseeing procurement, contract management, budgeting, quality control and more. As a member of Western Nevada College’s Construction Pathways program and the Northern Nevada International Code Council chapter’s technical committee, she is passionate about education, workforce development and bringing construction into a positive light as a lifelong, viable career path. Caron also serves as president of the Nevada Builders Alliance.
“Contractors and skilled workforce are the backbone of our communities,” she said. “I hope to bring a commonsense approach to the oversight of Nevada’s contractors and help provide for a fair and productive environment for our State’s business owners to operate in.”
Caron replaces Kevin Burke, who served on the Board for nine years and did not seek reappointment.
“We thank Mr. Burke for three terms of excellent service to the Board and to the state. He is a born leader and an exemplary mentor,” Grein said. “We will all miss the value of his contributions and his thoughtful approach to the regulatory oversight of Nevada’s construction industry.”
The Board is comprised of seven members, including six licensed contractors and one public representative.
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