CARSON CITY, Nev. — Nevada’s 25th Anniversary Governor’s Conference on Tourism, scheduled to begin Dec. 8 in Reno, was canceled today because of the extraordinary circumstances the state faces, particularly the financial challenges, Lt. Gov. Brian K. Krolicki announced.

A special session of the Nevada Legislature has been scheduled to convene on Dec. 8 to address these drastic revenue problems.  The special session’s dates are the same as those scheduled for the Governor’s Conference on Tourism.

“We are taking the extraordinary step of canceling the governor’s conference because it would be imprudent for the Nevada Commission on Tourism to move forward with a conference when the resources being spent can be used much more effectively elsewhere,” Krolicki, chair of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, said. NCOT is the conference producer.

A meeting of the Nevada Commission on Tourism, also scheduled Monday at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino, was postponed until later this month because Krolicki will be absent and commissioners may want to attend the special session.

The commission will refund sponsors’ payments and registration fees to the conference delegates within 30 business days.

“Canceling the conference was a very difficult decision, and we are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but we believe participants will understand that taking this step was the right thing to do.  We look forward to a better economic climate in the future and being able to once again host another Governor’s Conference on Tourism,” Krolicki said.