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Residents to graduate from Reno Citizens Institute

By ThisIsReno


reno logoTwenty-eight residents will receive their certificates of completion from the Reno Citizens Institute (RCI) program during the Reno City Council meeting on May 8.

Over the past eight weeks the residents have spent their Tuesday evenings learning how their local government works through hands-on demonstrations and interactive exercises. Participants learned how decisions are made, how city funds are allocated and how city departments interact with each other.

RCI provides an inside look at city programs, services, challenges and issues. Participants toured the Emergency Communications Center, served on a mock Planning Commission meeting, designed a potential city park, saw a K9 presentation and much more.

The program schedule included sessions with the City Manager’s Office; Human Resources; Finance; Communications and Technology; Parks, Recreation and Community Services; Reno Fire Department; City Attorney’s Office; Municipal Court; Reno Police Department; Public Works and Community Development.

The graduates are Dorothy Ahrens, Tyler Ballance, Teri Bath, Barbara Biggs, Linda Bissett, Rebecca Brooks, Carol Coppola, Ralph Coppola, Katya Dach, Keith Deutscher, Andrew Diss, Vanessa Dixon, Byllie D’Amoto Andrews, Betty Dodson, Michael Graham, Lance King, Tomikka Larkin-Wright, Robert LeGoy, Shirley LeGoy, Katrina Ortiz, Salvador Ortiz, Karel Rice, Brian Sooudi, Henry Sotelo, Eric Thelen, Jerry Valenti, Heidi Waterman, and Erika Wesnousky. The class consisted of leaders in our community, students, retirees, attorneys, business owners and current city of Reno employees who wanted to learn more about other departments and meet staff.

For more information about the RCI program visit Reno.gov or contact Reno Direct at (775) 334-INFO.

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