Commissioner Kitty Jung
Commissioner Kitty Jung was appointed to the Washoe County Commission in August 2007 by Governor Jim Gibbons, and has since been re-elected twice by her constituents. Jung proudly represents District 3, which includes downtown Reno, West Sparks, and Sun Valley.
Jung earned her Master’s degree in psychology from Humboldt State University and has extensive community service and public relations experience. She arrived in the Truckee Meadows to serve as a lecturer in the Liberal Arts and Public Service Department at Truckee Meadows Community College, where she earned a nomination for Teacher of the Year - both years of her employment. Prior to her election to the County Commission, she was also the Business and Community Liaison for Sierra Nevada Job Corps and served as a Community Liaison for the City of Reno’s elected officials.
Particularly close to the Commissioner’s heart is protecting the vulnerable in Washoe County. As a pet owner and a foster care parent for homeless animals, and active in rescue groups for animals, Jung believes that caring for community needs in their entirety ensures a quality of life and dignity to all in our community. She currently serves on the Community Assistance Center Transitional Governing Board and the Washoe County Senior Services Advisory Board. Commissioner Jung was also recently appointed to the Governor’s Statewide Partnership on the Opioid Crisis.
Commissioner Jung is also committed to reducing Washoe County’s carbon footprint and has directed staff to develop a Regional Green Team collaborating with the Cities of Reno, Sparks and the Washoe County School District. In addition, Jung and her husband have pledged to actively reduce greenhouse gas emissions by going meatless on Mondays.
Current Board Appointments:
- Downtown Reno Business Improvement District (Alternate)
- Nevada Works (Alternate)
- Statewide Partnership on Opioid Crisis
- Truckee Meadows water Authority Board (Alternate)
- Truckee River Flood Management Authority (Alternate)
- Washoe County Criminal Justice Advisory Committee
- Washoe County Internal Audit Committee
- Washoe County Open Space and Regional Parks Commission (Liaison)
- Washoe County Senior Services Advisory Board Liaison
- Washoe County Stadium Authority
As the Washoe County Strategic Plan Goal Champion to implement legal marijuana, Commissioner Jung and her team are proactively preparing for the expected impacts of legal marijuana in Nevada.
Jung and her husband Scott live in Old Northwest Reno with their beloved rescue animals: Leila, Rocky (dogs), and Trinity (cat). They also have koi named Bruce, Israel and Ethereal.