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February Fireside Chat: IVGID – one man’s perspective

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SIERRA NEVADA COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE

Aaron Katz will share his perspective and answer questions with Andy Whyman

(INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev.)  Aaron Katz, the local attorney who has sued the Incline Village General Improvement District and repeatedly criticized the district,  will be the guest at the next Fireside Chat on Thursday, February 2 in Sierra Nevada College’s Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences room 139/141. The chat — hosted by Incline Village resident Andy Whyman — takes place from 7 to 9 p.m.

Katz received his  J.D. degree from Santa Clara University School of Law and was admitted to practice law in California in December of 1973. He and his wife have lived in Incline Village since 2007 when he began his research on the history of the Incline Village General Improvement District. It is not his first public lawsuit.  Katz  has sued a number of public agencies over the past five years, including the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, Mountain View-Whisman School District, El Camino Hospital District, West Valley-Mission Community College District and Campbell Union High School.

Katz alleges the Incline Village General Improvement District has violated state law for years by offering free and discounted services to non-residents and private parties, and it further demands limits be set against the facilities, services and activities the district should be allowed to provide.

Upcoming:

March 1, 2012 at  7pm features a conversation with  Dr. Lynn G. Gillette – Sierra Nevada College President

April 5 at  7pm features a conversation with  Dale Brown – Best-Selling Author and Aviator talks about Angel Flight West

Fireside Chats — a concept that grew out of the Seniors Conversation Café—are an ongoing series of evening discussions with some of Incline Village’s most interesting community members. It represents a partnership between Sierra Nevada College and the IVGID Senior Programs. Refreshments will be served.

For more information on the event, please contact Shelia Leijon, IVGID Seniors Program Coordinator, at 775.832.1310, [email protected], or Debi Noonan, SNC Director of Special Events, at 775.831.1314, x7420, [email protected].

Sierra Nevada College is a private liberal arts college offering undergraduate and graduate degrees with locations in Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, Reno and online. The interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes entrepreneurial thinking, professional preparedness and sustainability. To learn more about Sierra Nevada College, call 775.831.1314 or visit www.sierranevada.edu

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