Reno, Nevada. March 25, 2016. The Nevada Association of Court Executives (NACE), a professional organization that promotes quality court management and leadership through education, best practices, and process improvements, named Ms. Heather Condon as its 2015 Court Executive of the Year. Ms. Condon, who is the Pretrial Services Manager at the Second Judicial District Court, received multiple letters of support from the Nevada judiciary for this award.
Mr. Randall Soderquist, Court Administrator for the Municipal and Justice Courts in Elko, Nevada, presented the award. He discussed the statewide reform efforts underway to improve the assessment of pretrial release of those individuals alleged to have committed a crime. Explaining her role in this statewide movement, Mr. Soderquist acknowledged, “Heather has been an integral part.”
Supreme Court Justice James W. Hardesty also spoke of Ms. Condon’s participation on a statewide Supreme Court Committee aimed at changing pretrial release practices across the State. Justice Hardesty recognized Ms. Condon for her tremendous innovations and suggestions. In May 2016, representatives from the State of Nevada will participate in a Western Regional Conference in New Mexico to discuss the State’s initiatives aimed at improving best practices in pretrial release. At Justice Hardesty’s invitation, Ms. Condon will also be present. Justice Hardesty explained that “she has not only brought attention and distinction to the Second Judicial District Court, she has brought honor and distinction to the State of Nevada, and the Country will recognize her work.”
Ms. Condon’s family was also present for the ceremony.