July 6, 2021
Carson City, NV – The Office of Attorney General is proud to announce that Nevada
Attorney General Aaron D. Ford was recently elected to serve as the second vice-chair
for the Conference of Western Attorneys General, a bipartisan group of attorneys
general working together to cultivate knowledge, cooperate on concerns, and
coordinate actions which improve the quality of legal services available to members.
Common areas of interest include water, fish and wildlife, public lands, minerals,
energy, and Native American law.
“One of the pleasures I enjoy as attorney general is not only taking action on behalf of
Nevadans, but also working with my fellow state attorneys general to address issues
affecting entire regions,” said Attorney General Aaron D. Ford. “I’m honored to be
have been unanimously elected by my peers to help lead this network of attorneys
general, and I look forward to all of the contributions we will make to the western
“We are looking forward to General Ford’s leadership,” said Karen White, Executive
Director of the Conference of Western Attorneys General. “His election to our
executive board brings an important perspective with his guidance and collaborative
efforts with his colleagues will reinforce our Attorney General Alliance and Conference
of Western Attorneys General tradition of continued bipartisan camaraderie.”
The conference includes the 18 member states and territories of Alaska, American
Samoa, Arizona, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New
Mexico, North Dakota, Northern Mariana Islands, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah,
Washington, and Wyoming and the 25 associate member states and territories of
Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Illinois,
Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota,
Mississippi, Nebraska, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South
Carolina, Texas, Vermont, West Virginia, Virginia, and Wisconsin.
Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser was elected to serve as Chair of the Conference
and South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg was elected as the vice-chair.
Immediate Past Chair Wayne Stenehjem will serve as the fourth member of the
committee’s executive board. To view AG Ford’s biography, click here.