Washoe County School District trustee John Mayer said Monday that he won’t seek re-election in November.
Mayer, 75, was elected to the board without opposition in 2010 and ran unopposed again in 2014. He served in District B, which encompasses most of Sparks and part of Sun Valley. The Nevada Association of School Boards named him veteran school board member of the year last year.
Prior to that, he served on the Sparks City Council 17 years, representing Ward 1, and had an extensive career in education.
“These past eight years serving Washoe County students have been the most meaningful and fulfilling years of my public service life, and I want to thank the teachers and staff who work daily to provide the best education to our students,” Mayer said.
A lifelong Sparks resident, Mayer has been a teacher, coach, and principal. As a trustee, he’s been a liaison to the district’s Student Advisory Board, collecting ideas from students and passing them on to board members and district officials.
“Trustee Mayer was instrumental in providing vision to draft a district strategic plan to ensure the district had a clear path to success,” Superintendent Traci Davis said. “He also makes time to visit the schools that he represents, as he enjoys talking with students about what they are learning while encouraging them to graduate and follow their dreams.”
Candidate filing for the 2018 election is scheduled March 5-16, according to the Washoe County Registrar of Voters. The primary election is June 12, with early voting scheduled from May 26 through June 8.