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About the Commissioners

Board of County Commissioners
County Commission
Commissioner, District 1
Current Term: 2013 - 2017
County Commissioner
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Commissioner, District 2
Current Term: 2015 - 2019
County Commissioner
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Commissioner, District 3
Current Term: 2015 - 2019
County Commissioner
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Commissioner, District 4
Current Term: 2013 - 2017
County Commissioner
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Commissioner, District 5
Current Term: 2015 - 2019
County Commissioner
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Selected Profile
Profile: Jeanne Herman
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Washoe County Commissioner Jeanne Herman is a horse rancher who has raised her family in Northern Nevada and began serving as the County Commissioner representing District 5 in January of 2015. District 5 represents the largest physical district in the County, incorporating portions of Reno and Sparks, as well as Mogul/Verdi on the west, a portion of Sun Valley and the east Truckee Canyon, north to the California and Oregon border, to include North Valleys, Warm Springs, and Gerlach/Empire.

Commissioner Herman’s grandfather was elected as the Mayor of Nome, Alaska and she chose to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps when she ran for public office. Commissioner Herman has a strong belief in the U.S. constitution, God and has a deep love for her country. As a licensed realtor in Washington state, California and Nevada since 1971, Commissioner Herman is familiar with complex and ever changing regulations. She believes in following a strict code of ethics.

Commissioner Herman has volunteered for the 4-H program for more than 30 years. She has a passion for horses, spending her time off raising and training quarter horses and has been known to collect many championships along the way. Commissioner Herman is a long-standing community activist and enjoys uniting her neighbors, colleagues and friends to bring positive change to our community. Commissioner Herman is a former Washoe County Citizen Advisory Board Member for the Warm Springs community and believes whole-heartedly in donating her time to volunteering and in giving back to Washoe County.
Current Boards
  • Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
  • Nevada Association of Counties
  • NevadaWorks
  • Open Space and Regional Parks Commission
  • Verdi Water Service Oversight Advisory Board (pursuant to Interlocal Agreement for provision of water service in Verdi, Nevada)
  • Regional Planning Governing Board
  • Senior Services Advisory Board Liaison
  • State Land Use Planning Advisory Council (SLUPAC)
  • Truckee Meadows Water Authority Board
  • Truckee River Flood Management Authority
  • Washoe County Stadium Authority
  • Western Regional Water Commission