Northern Nevada Development Authority is pleased to announce that Amy Miller has joined its business development team as the Business Support Specialist for the Walker River corridor.

With the recent addition of Mineral County to the organization’s service area, NNDA is working with key stakeholders to identify economic development opportunities in an area that spans Lyon County and Mineral County. The Walker River Corridor runs from Smith Valley to Yerington to Hawthorne and includes the Yerington Paiute Tribe and Walker River Paiute Tribe.

“There are many possibilities for diversifying the economies of both Lyon and Mineral Counties,” said Amy Miller. “In my role with NNDA, I look forward to helping businesses in the Walker River corridor to achieve growth and prosperity. Also, I hope to increase the sustainability of small town living so others can enjoy the benefits of living and raising families in communities such as Yerington, Smith Valley and Hawthorne.”

Amy has been the Executive Director of the Yerington Chamber of Commerce since June 2017 and will continue in that role. She has five years of experience as an educational paraprofessional working with special needs students at Yerington Elementary School. Her 10 years of experience in the retail industry included four years as a Department Supervisor for Mervyn’s department stores.

A native Nevadan born in Carson City, Amy divided her time growing up between Gardnerville and San Jose, CA. She is an alumnus of Douglas High School and has attended business management courses at Liberty University. Amy and her family reside in Yerington, where they enjoy the slower pace and quality of life provided by a small town.

According to Andrew Haskin, NNDA Director of Business Development, “The Walker River Corridor is a good example of NNDA’s regional economic development approach. Our focus is on primary jobs and primary dollars to drive growth in alignment with the goals of each county, while also growing and strengthening the Sierra Region’s economic ecosystem.”