By Sean Whaley | Nevada News Bureau
CARSON CITY — The state Board of Examiners on Friday approved a $3 million contract with an out-of-state firm to spearhead tourism efforts in Nevada after being told the selection process was thorough and fair.
The board, with members Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto voting, approved the two-year contract with the California-based offices of Burson-Marsteller.
“I’m confident in the process,” Sandoval said after the vote. “I think that it was a well-vetted process that was consistent with what the state has always done. It was consistent with the law. There was a committee that was comprised of both private-sector experts in the area as well as experts within the state of Nevada that fairly graded each of the applicants.”
Approval came despite the fact that the contract remains in limbo because of funding.