David Bobzien’s move to director of the Nevada Governor’s Office of Energy has opened up a slot on the Reno City Council. Rather than hold a public vote, which councilmembers said would be cost-prohibitive, the council last week decided on an application and appointment process.
The deadline to apply is Friday at 5 p.m. More than 50 people have already submitted applications to hold the seat.
Five candidates will be selected by councilmembers at the Wednesday, February 13, council meeting. Those selections will be posted online.
A public interview process will be held the next day at 5:30 p.m. for a meet-and-greet at City Hall. Then, on Friday, February 15 at 2 p.m., councilmembers will interview the candidates and make their decision.
More information is online: https://www.reno.gov/government/departments/city-clerk/city-council-vacancy
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.