Larry Burton honored with NV tourism award
FALLON, Nev. — Several Nevadans from different walks of life were recognized for their contributions to the state’s tourism industry at TravelNevada’s VolunTourism Awards Dinner on April 11 in Fallon.
Six Excellence in Tourism Awards were announced, along with two statewide awards — Excellence in Grant Writing and Excellence in Tourism — and the Larry J. Friedman Industry Partner of the Year Award.
The Excellence in Tourism Award for Nevada’s Indian Territory went to Photographer Larry Burton. According to TravelNevada, Burton has been instrumental in providing pictures of Nevada’s Indian Territory that did not exist prior to his work with the territory. He has been able to capture more than 50,000 images for the territory.
Burton not only captured images of the vibrant cultural events and activities in tribal communities, but also the beautiful spaces and places Nevada tribes call home. He also has taken it upon himself to train Native American artists on how best to capture their art through photography.
The annual VolunTourism Awards Dinner is part of Rural Roundup, an annual conference organized by TravelNevada to support the state’s rural tourism industry. Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall, chairwoman of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, gave the welcome address and also attended the opening reception on April 10.
Go to https://bit.ly/2VSotw7 for the full list of 2019 VolunTourism Awards winners.
Stacey Montooth, a member of the Walker River Paiute Nation who works currently as Public Relations and Community Information Officer for the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, will start her new role Sept. 1.