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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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We're looking for volunteers!

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 Equalization
Currently seeking 2 full time members and 1 alternate member.
The Washoe County Board of Equalization is composed of five members appointed by the Washoe County Commission This Board is charged with hearing appeals filed by property owners who do not agree with the value placed on their property for tax purposes by the County Assessor. The appeal hearings are held from late-January through February of each year. Board members receive per diem payments for days served in the amount of $125 per day.
Membership Requirements
Board members must be sufficiently experienced in business generally to be able to bring knowledge and sound judgment to the deliberations of the Board. The nominees must be appointed by a majority vote of the County Commissioners.
Time Commitment
By law the hearings of the County Board of Equalization must be completed between mid-January and February 28th each year. This is typically referred to as the Board of Equalization “season”. Board members need to be available for the entire season (including weekends if necessary) as the dates and times of hearings depends solely on the number of appeals filed by property owners. In recent years Board members have only been required to hold hearings 5-10 days during the season.
Authority
Nevada Revised Statue 361.340
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The Washoe County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for the Washoe County Board of Equalization. Meetings are held during the months of January and February as necessary to care for the business of equalization of assessments presented to the board. Board meetings can last 8-10 hours per day and can run approximately 20 full days during this time period. The board determines the valuation of any property assessed by the County Assessor and may change and correct any valuation found to be incorrect (NRS 361.345). Persons applying should be sufficiently experienced in business generally to be able to bring knowledge and sound judgment to the deliberations of the board and have the ability to read and analyze detailed financial statements. Individuals should also be familiar with the Truckee Meadows infrastructure. Compensation is $125 per day. Applications are available in the Washoe County Manager's Office located at 1001 E. 9th St., 2nd Floor, or at www.washoecounty.us. Completed applications should be submitted to: Washoe County Manager`s Office, Box 11130, Reno, Nevada 89520.
Currently seeking 2 full time members and 1 alternate member.
DEADLINE: APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ONLINE OR IN THE COUNTY MANAGER'S OFFICE BY MONDAY, OCT. 28, 2019 BY 5:00 P.M. Applications received after this date will be held on file and may be considered for Board of Equalization "Alternate" positions if any become available.

Contact Information Marilyn Kramer 775.328.2002
NOTE: This Opening expires on Sun Jan 18 20:45:07 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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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 two representatives from District 3 and one representative from District 4. 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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