The Reno City Council today recognized Meredith Tanzer as its most recent “city superhero.” Tanzer is the vice president of the board for LTBGQ community organization, Our Center, and she has been an advocate for the homeless and local youth.
“Meredith is one of our important advocates for human rights in the City of Reno,” Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said. “Meredith truly deserves this recognition. She is a true city superhero, having touched so many people’s lives, hearts and memories.”
Tanzer tearfully accepted the honor, praising the Reno community for its support of her since she moved to Reno.
She coordinates the annual Washoe County Homeless Youth Point in Time Count with Nevada Youth Empowerment Project. She’s also resident artist as Reno Art Works.
Past city superheroes are:
- Monica DuPea: director, Nevada Youth Empowerment Project (NYEP)
- Ed Ferrell and his dog, Waldo: Renown volunteers
- Ken Krater: chair, Operation Downtown
- Megan Rachow: attorney (Project Safe Neighborhoods)
- Carol Reitz: founder, JUSTin Hope Foundation
- Henry “Hank” Sosnowski: professor, Truckee Meadows Community College
Bob Conrad is publisher, editor and co-founder of This Is Reno. He has served in communications positions for various state agencies and earned a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011. In addition to managing This Is Reno, he holds a part-time appointment for the Mineral County University of Nevada Extension office.