Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid made the following statement after Pat Mulroy announced she will retire as General Manager of the Las Vegas Valley Water District:
“Since 1989, Pat Mulroy has been an unparalleled leader in Nevada and nationally on managing our precious water supplies. Those of us who live in the Southwest know how important, and scarce, water is to our States. Pat has managed the Water District during one of the most difficult periods in Southern Nevada’s water history; she has been as important to Nevada as anyone in the last two decades. An example of her tremendous abilities, in 2002-2008 Southern Nevada actually cut its water usage while adding more than 400,000 people to our population.
“Those of us who know Pat personally, know her as more than an expert on water issues. We also know her as a loving wife to her husband Robert, a devoted mother, and a leader who is active in her community. I think so highly of Pat and believe she has done such important work for our state and our country. She will surely be missed, but I am confident she will continue to lend her voice on issues facing Southern Nevada.”