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City Council Reinstates Neighborhood Advisory Boards


On March 11, 2015, Reno City Council unanimously approved to adopt a Resolution reinstating Neighborhood Advisory Boards (NABs) as advisory bodies to the City of Reno.

In doing so, Council desires to meaningfully involve citizens in the governmental decision-making process in order to improve quality of life in the Reno community.

Some of the highlights of the Resolution are as follows:

  • There will be a total of five NABs, one for each designated Ward. NABs are based on the boundary lines as indicated on the City of Reno Ward Map.
  • Each NAB shall meet at least four times, and up to 12 times, per calendar year.
  • Council Members who represent a specific Ward will nominate five to seven board members to serve on his or her respective NAB. Council will vote to approve or reject the nomination(s).
  • City of Reno residency is not required to be a NAB member.
  • NAB members will serve a two-year term.
  • NAB meetings will comply with Open Meeting Law requirements.
  • As a point of clarification, NABs are not voting boards.

“Reinstating NABs is about hearing our community’s concerns,” Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve says. “It gives our constituents and residents a stronger voice and a platform for them to get involved. Going forward, we want to be a local government that is inclusive and listens to input before we make the important decisions that affect people’s lives.”

Citizens can apply for a NAB at Reno.gov/NAB. Applications are being accepted now through April 24, 2015.

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