Spending and Government Efficiency Commission for the System of K-12 Public Education


The Spending and Government Efficiency Commission (SAGE) for K-12 public education was created by Assembly Bill No. 421 – Committee on Education. Passed by the 78th Session of the Nevada Legislature and signed into law by Governor Sandoval, the 12 member SAGE Commission is required to make periodic recommendations to the Governor identifying: (1) areas in which the public costs of public education may be reduced; (2) areas in which increased efficiencies in public education may be found; and (3) any means by which public education may be improved.  

2016 Meetings & Updates 

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Quarterly Meeting Schedule

  • Thursday, February 11, 2016
  • Thursday, May 12, 2016
  • Thursday, August 11, 2016
  • Thursday, November 3, 2016
  • Thursday, December 15, 2016

Staff Contact Information

AB 421 SAGE Commission Appointees

SAGE Appointees




Courtney Cardinal

President/General Manager, Casino Fandango

Business Management/Operations

Glenn Christenson

Board Member: Stewart Info Services;
Chairman: LV Global Economic Alliance

Business Management/Gaming/Economic Development/Education

Dr. Beverly Mathis

Director of Literacy, Early Learning & Family Engagement, Public Education Foundation

Education Policy/School Operations

Maria Gatti

Executive Director, Philanthropy & Commercial Engagement for MGM Resorts International

Commercial & Economic Development/Gaming/Employment/Labor

John Guedry

CEO, Bank of Nevada;
Board Member

Business Management/Banking & Finance/Economic Development

Rev. Dr. Marta Poling-Goldenne

President, Nevadans for the Common Good

Non-profit Management/Community Organizing/Advocacy

Matt McCarty

General Manager, Town Place Suites by Marriott - Elko

Business Management/Gaming & Tourism/Government Affairs/Community Boards

Kathy Harney

Retired, CCSD Asst Superintendent for Comm Relations
Former Board Member-After-School-All-Stars

K-12 Education/Community Relations/Public Administration

Sylvia Villalva

Retired Educator (Students & Adults)

K-12 education
(Urban & Title I)/Community Education/

Bill Noonan

Senior Vice President of Industry &
Governmental Affairs for Boyd Gaming Corporation

Government Affairs/Public Administration/Gaming

Samantha Morris

Small business Owner; Treasurer,
B & B Fence

Small Business, Parent to 8 kids that went through CCSD; Online Education 


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