Nevada's attorney general was appointed to lead a conference comprising of her colleagues from the western United States.
The office of Catherine Cortez Masto announced her appointment Thursday as chair for the Conference of Western Attorneys General during the group's meeting in Anaheim, Calif.
The Silver State's top attorney will serve through July next year.
"It is an honor to be given the opportunity to lead the Conference of Western Attorneys General," said Masto. "I look forward to continuing my efforts with CWAG in the upcoming year and working with my colleagues to shed light on issues that we face."
The conference comprises of attorneys general representing 15 states in the west and three Pacific territories. Masto's office noted the conference addresses legal topics in common areas of interest concerning the west, including water, fish and wildlife, public lands, environmental protection and Indian law.
Masto becomes the third attorney general from Nevada to chair the conference in its 44-year history.
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