Ernst Recognized by State Organization

  • 2021-01-23, 06:00 AM
  • Source: Staff Report
Ernst Recognized by State Organization Churchill County Social Services Director for Shannon Ernst.

Shannon Ernst, Churchill County social services director, was recently recognized by the Human Services Network as the Administrator of the Year.  
During the virtual awards ceremony on January 12th, the 32nd Annual Human Services Awards were given in nine categories including the prestigious Mike O’Callaghan Humanitarian Award, in remembrance of the 23rd Governor of Nevada. Ernst received the Administrator of the Year for her work during the COVID-19 pandemic.  
Pete Olsen, chairman of the Churchill County Commission appreciates the work Ernst does for the county. “During my ten years on the commission I can think of no one more dedicated to our community than Shannon Ernst,” he said. “She has done an amazing job as our Social Services director for the county. During the COVID crisis she has been indispensable at organizing our testing and vaccination drive.” 
The Administrator of the Year award acknowledges an individual in the community who, as an administrator of a public or non-profit human services agency, has excelled in providing leadership for their agency and the human services. 
“Shannon has distinguished herself as someone who willingly steps up to take on tasks necessary for providing quality services for the people of Churchill County,” said Jim Barbee, county manager. “Her leadership and dedication with the county’s COVID response efforts have been nothing short of amazing; she works tirelessly for our community and is very deserving of this recognition.” 
The mission of the Human Services Network is to create connections, share information, strengthen providers, and support and advocate for good public policy, thus assuring the provision of quality human services in Northern Nevada. The vision is a dynamic collaborative of people passionate about health and human services. 

Source: Staff Report



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