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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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Library Board of Trustees
The Washoe County Library Board of Trustees appoints the Library Director and evaluates his/her performance, helps set Library goals and objectives, approves policies, monitors the Library's finances, evaluates the Library's overall effectiveness, and advocates for the Library in the community.
Membership Requirements
The Library Board of Trustees is composed of five at-large members, each appointed by the County Commission for a four-year term. Members may serve two consecutive four-year terms.
Time Commitment
The Board of Trustees meets monthly, normally on the 3rd Wednesday at 4:00 pm, and may also hold occasional special meetings as needed.
Authority
NRS 379.022 et seq.
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The Board of Washoe County Commissioners is accepting applications for one vacancy on the Washoe County Library Board of Trustees. Term of service is July 1, 2020 through June 30, 2024, with potential reappointment.
Trustees must be residents of Washoe County and cannot be elected office-holders. Trustees should be aware of the Library’s role in the community as a center of information, culture, recreation and lifelong learning. They must also be willing to devote the necessary time and effort to perform the duties of Trustees, including preparing for and attending all Board meetings, which are normally held on the 3rd Wednesday every month at 4 p.m.

Deadline to Apply: Saturday, May 30, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

Contact Information Tami Gaston 775.327.8343
NOTE: This Opening expires on Sun Jan 18 17:06:39 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 Willrich 775-328-2774 APPLY ONLINE

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