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Voice your opinion and make a difference on Citizen Advisory Boards in Washoe County


washoe-150x150-5396436-3549816WASHOE COUNTY NEWS RELEASE

Washoe County wants you to voice your opinion and take the opportunity to make a difference in your neighborhood. The county is looking for volunteers to serve on one of nine new Citizen Advisory Boards (CABs) which represent all five districts of the community. The primary purpose of the CABs is to connect residents with county government to share ideas and solutions and to identify concerns.

The areas for which Washoe County is seeking CAB members and alternates include:

  • East Truckee Canyon  (5 positions)
  • Incline Village/Crystal Bay (7 positions)
  • North Valleys (12 positions)
  • South Truckee Meadows/Washoe Valley (12 positions)
  • Spanish Springs (7 positions)
  • Sun Valley (7 positions)
  • Verdi Township (7 positions)
  • Warm Springs/Rural (7 positions)
  • West Truckee Meadows (7 positions)

View the complete list of CAB program meetings and membership.

The CABs will be asked to study and advise their county commissioners on local public issues, including regulations that guide building and planning for neighborhoods, neighborhood development proposals, public safety, scope of local government services, discussions on how to allocate local taxpayer funds, the status of erosion control and road programs, and the need for regional open space programs.

Applicants will be selected by commissioners in July, followed quickly by required CAB training. Specific meeting dates and times for each CAB will be determined mid-June. The 71 CAB members must reside within their CAB boundaries and be registered voters in Washoe County. To view the new Citizen Advisory Board boundaries, download the Citizen Advisory Board map.

Applications are available online and may be submitted until 5 p.m. PT, June 28, by:

  • Email: [email protected]
  • Fax: 775.328.2037: Attn: Andrea Tavener
  • Mail: Citizen Advisory Board Program, Manager’s Office, P.O. Box 11130 Reno, Nevada  89520

For more information, call 775.328.2720 or email [email protected].

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