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Long-time resident joins Reno mayor race



Idora Silver, highly regarded for her extensive experience with the local business community, governmental entities and community service organizations, has officially kicked off her campaign for Reno mayor. Silver, who has lived in Reno for 53 years, will file for office with the county clerk at noon today.

A single mother who was the first in her family to attend college, Silver earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degree from the University of Nevada. As the 30-year owner of a small business that focuses on helping other businesses grow and prosper, she understands the challenges facing working men and women.

“I’ve experienced, first-hand, what it’s like to struggle, work hard and focus on making a better life for my children,” Silver said.

Working closely with the Reno City Council to address key community issues and needs, Silver has developed a comprehensive skill set that continues to benefit operations and outcomes of Reno city government. Recently, she helped the city council develop its strategic plan. “I know that my community involvement and professional experiences give me a unique ability to lead by addressing our city’s challenges while expanding our opportunities.”

As a community leader, Silver has regularly co-chaired the Reno-Sparks Chamber’s adult and youth leadership programs. In addition, she is a co-founder of the “Keep America Beautiful” affiliate in the Truckee Meadows. Silver also serves on the board of the Community Cabinet and contributes her time and expertise to several other volunteer organizations.

A lifelong consensus builder, Silver adds, “I look forward to continuing my strategic work with the Reno City Council and, as mayor, collaborating with the council and the community to enrich our city and the lives of those who call it home.”

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