In response to a threat to citizens’ arrest the houseless at Pickett Park in Reno, dozens gathered instead to provide assistance, compassion and bags full of food, toiletries and sanitary supplies. Here’s what one organizer had to say.
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 from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2011, where he completed a dissertation on social media, journalism and crisis communications. In addition to managing This Is Reno, he holds a part-time research appointment for the Mineral County University of Nevada Extension office.