The manager of arts and culture for Reno has been appointed by Gov. Guinn to head the Nevada Department of Museums, Library and Arts.
Michael D. Hillerby will begin his new cabinet-level position on Monday, Nov. 29. He replaces Dale Erquiaga, who resigned in September to become the director of public relations for R & R Partners.
The director of the Department of Museums, Library & Arts is appointed by the governor and is a member of his cabinet. Selected with special reference to both administrative abilities and familiarity with cultural affairs, the director sets policies and procedures, superintends the buildings of the department and provides direction on new initiatives. He also appoints the four division administrators and advises the governor on the appointment of boards, councils and
commissions, which comprise the department.