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Airport Noise Advisory Panel
This panel receives and assesses information on airport noise issues; assists in coordination between land use activities and airport activities; promotes greater communication regarding airport related noise among the various public bodies, agencies and commissions; and, makes advisory recommendations to the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees regarding new and existing programs and approaches to noise abatement.
Membership Requirements
The Airport Noise Advisory Panel comprises 25 members; with three members appointed by the Washoe County Commission for a two-year term. Members can serve for additional two-year terms.
Time Commitment
The Airport Noise Advisory Panel meets at least semi-annually.
Authority
By-Laws of the Airport Noise Advisory Panel of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority of Reno, Nevada
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Washoe County is now accepting application from residents of unincorporated Washoe County for one vacancy on the Airport Noise Advisory Panel. This Panel receives and assesses information on airport noise issues; assists in coordination between noise-sensitive, off-airport land use activities and noise generating airport activities; promotes greater communication regarding airport noise among the various public bodies, agencies and commissions; and, makes advisory recommendations to the Airport Authority Board of Trustees regarding new and existing programs and approaches to noise abatement. There is no compensation for serving on this panel. Apply online below or obtain applications at the Washoe County Manager's Office located at 1001 E. 9th St., #A201. Completed applications should be submitted to: Washoe County Manager's Office, P.O. Box 11130, Reno, Nevada 89520.

Contact Information Jamie Rodriguez 775.328.2010 APPLY ONLINE


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Board of Adjustment
Recruitment now open for a District 5 citizen to serve as a District 5 representative
The Board of Adjustment hears and decides on applications for land use issues (e.g., Special Use Permits, Variances, Administrative Permits and certain types of Appeals). This appointment is to fill a full term in the unincorporated portion of Washoe County Commission District 5 commencing on July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024. Unincorporated District 5 generally includes the areas of Verdi, North Valleys, Cold Springs, Warm Springs, portions of Sun Valley and all of the High Desert Area Planning Area extending to the Oregon border.
Membership Requirements
Applicants for the Board of Adjustment must be residents of unincorporated Washoe County and the area from which they are to be appointed (District 5) as described above and per map link: https://www.washoecounty.us/bcc/files/commission_district_map_2019.pdf They must also be registered voters. The voter registration requirement may be waived by the Washoe County Board of Commissioners. The Board of Adjustment regularly meets the first Thursday of each month at 1:30 p.m. in the Washoe County Commission Chambers. Meetings average 3 to 4 hours in duration. At times, special meetings of the Commission may be called by the Chair. Each member of the Board of Adjustment is compensated $80 per meeting attended.
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WWashoe County is now accepting applications from residents of unincorporated Washoe County District 5 for one vacancy to fill a full term on the Board of Adjustment. Apply online below or obtain an application from the Washoe County Community Services Department, Planning & Building Division, 1001 East Ninth Street, Reno, NV 89512; 775-328-3600. Please note that when you submit your application it becomes part of the public record and is available for public review (personal information will be redacted).

Deadline to Apply: Friday, April 17, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

Contact Information Kathy Emerson 775-328-3615
NOTE: This Opening expires on Mon Jan 19 00:52:48 PST 1970
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Debt Management Commission
One open position on the Commission
The Debt Management Commission reviews and approves debt issuance by the local government entities and oversight of the indebtedness and debt management plans of the entities. This commission is comprised of one representative of the county, one from the school district, one representative from the city in which the county seat is located; one representative of the other incorporated cities jointly, and two representatives of the public at large. This commission meets quarterly of each year and whenever business is presented. The existing members of the Debt Management Commission appoint the two public at-large members.
Time Commitment
The Debt Management Commission meets quarterly, usually on a Friday at 11:00 a.m.; however, additional meetings may be called by the Chair whenever business is presented. Board members serve a two-year term.
Authority
NRS 350.0115, 350.012
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The Washoe County Debt Management Commission (DMC) is seeking applications for its at-large members. All applicants must reside in Washoe County. Applicants must have at least 5 years of experience in the field of public administration, public accounting, or banking. Applicants must not have a substantial financial interest in the ownership or negotiation of securities issued by the State or any of its political subdivisions. The members will be selected by the other members of the DMC and will hold the position for a two-year term. At-large members will be compensated at a rate of $40 per meeting attended.

Contact Information Derek Sonderfan 775-328-7279 APPLY ONLINE


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Planning Commission
The Planning Commission hears and decides on applications for abandonments, certain special use permits, and tentative subdivisions; the Commission also makes recommendations concerning the County’s Master Plan, regulatory zone changes, and County’s land use regulations. This appointment is to fill a full term in the unincorporated portion of Washoe County – At-Large South of the Truckee River, commencing on July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024. Unincorporated South of the Truckee River generally includes all areas of unincorporated Washoe County south of the Truckee River and includes Incline Village and Crystal Bay.
Membership Requirements
Applicants for the Planning Commission must be residents of unincorporated Washoe County and the area from which they are to be appointed (South of the Truckee River) as described above and per map link: https://www.washoecounty.us/bcc/files/commission_district_map_2019.pdf. They must also be registered voters. The voter registration requirement may be waived by the Washoe County Board of Commissioners. The Planning Commission regularly meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Washoe County Commission Chambers. Meetings average 2 to 3 hours in duration. At times, special meetings of the Commission may be called by the Chair. Each member of the Planning Commission is compensated $80 per meeting attended.
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Washoe County is now accepting applications from residents of unincorporated Washoe County (At-Large South of the Truckee River) for one vacancy to fill a full term on the Planning Commission. Apply online below or obtain an application from the Washoe County Community Services Department, Planning & Building Division, 1001 East Ninth Street, Reno, NV 89512; 775-328-3600. Please note that when you submit your application it becomes part of the public record and is available for public review (personal information will be redacted).

Deadline to Apply: Friday, April 17, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

Contact Information Kathy Emerson 775-328-3615
NOTE: This Opening expires on Mon Jan 19 00:52:48 PST 1970
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Senior Services Advisory Board

Membership Requirements
The Board shall consist of not less than 7 or more than 11 members with full privileges of making motions, and of voting, and 2 Alternate At-Large Members. Board members must be competent volunteers who are residents of Washoe County; of whom it is preferred that more than 50% are over the age of sixty or are an unpaid caregiver for a person over the age of 60; while varied experiences desired, the main requirement is that the applicant is knowledgeable about seniors and about services provided for them, and, if appointed, the applicant will continue to be actively involved with seniors.
Time Commitment
Board members serve a four year term; meetings are held monthly and run 1-2 hours; members usually spend 2-6 hours per month outside of meetings on board-assigned business.
Authority
Washoe County Code 45.425
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We want to let you know we currently have openings on the Senior Services Advisory Board for Washoe County residents, preferably 60+, who are willing to provide input and have two to four hours per month to volunteer. We are recruiting for one representative from District 5 and looking for two alternates that could be from any District. Remember, members must live in the District they represent. To find your District, please use the following link: Find your district here.

The Board is constituted to support the implementation of the policies of the Board of Washoe County Commissioners as they apply to the functioning, management, and operation of the Washoe County Senior Services Department. Those serving on the board will recommend programs for seniors, make specific recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners on the operations of the department and work to improve senior centers.

The Advisory Board shall provide assistance and make recommendations to the director, at a minimum, in the following areas:

  • Development of long and short range departmental goals;
  • Recommending and evaluating programs and policies;
  • Reviewing the quality of departmental services provided;
  • Providing input to county manager regarding performance of director.
  • Providing technical assistance, as applicable;
  • Reviewing and making recommendations regarding the department`s proposed budget;
  • Reviewing and providing input to director regarding community trends and needs.

DEADLINE TO APPLY: Until filled

Contact Information Abby Badolato 775-328-2773 APPLY ONLINE


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Truckee Meadows Water Authority Truckee River Fund Agreement
Truckee Meadows Water Authority Truckee River Fund Agreement
A nine member Advisory Committee reviews and makes recommendations on project proposals. The cities of Reno and Sparks and Washoe County each appoint three members of the Committee. Members do not serve established terms, but rather "at the pleasure of their respective local governments." There is currently 1 vacant position, this board meets quarterly in February, May, August and November. For more information about this board you can visit their website http://truckeeriverfund.org
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DEADLINE TO APPLY: Friday, March 13, 2020

Contact Information Jamie Rodriguez 775.328.2010
NOTE: This Opening expires on Mon Jan 19 00:02:24 PST 1970
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