Public Relations

Stacey Montooth, Public Relations / Community Information Officer
Phone:  (775) 329-2936, ext. 3268
Fax: (775) 954-9175

Stacey Montooth joined the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony in August of 2013 as the Tribe’s first public relations / community information officer.

As PIO, Montooth is responsible for overseeing the RSIC community public relations effort in order to assure the effective production and dissemination of information regarding everything from the Tribe’s unique cultural activities—pow wows, language classes and traditional art demonstrations, to  special events—hosting elected dignitaries and guests, orchestrating community celebrations, and serving as the point of contact during natural disasters and emergencies, to the day-to-day operation of the tribal government.

Montooth liaises with the media, the RSIC community, other Native communities, the general public, and fellow governments.

MontoothA member of the Walker River Paiute Tribe and a graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism, Montooth has spent over a decade working in community relations, primarily in higher education and college athletics.

Montooth, who grew up in Fallon and graduated from Churchill County High, has served as the Assistant Commissioner of the Missouri Valley Conference as well as the Sports Information Director at both McKendree and Columbia colleges.  At the Olympic Games held in Atlanta in 1996, Montooth was the press center manager at the softball venue.  She was also the media coordinator for the 2005 Men’s Final Four and the assistant media coordinator of the 2001 Women’s Final Four basketball championships.