Citizen Advisory Boards Application

Make a difference in your community! Volunteer to serve on your CAB.

The CABs represent areas across Washoe County and provide a community perspective on local issues to the Washoe County Board of Commissioners. They are an opportunity to directly participate in creating how our community functions, is structured and grows. The Commissioners appoint members and alternates who are residents from within a CAB’s geographic area. Members and alternates are generally appointed for staggered three-year terms beginning July 1 of each year.

Selection of Citizen Advisory Board members are made by the Commissioner that represent that Citizen Advisory Board.  Part of the appointment process will include mandatory training sessions for all members. 

Membership Information

Membership categories for Citizen Advisory Boards are selected with the intent to provide representation from a broad cross-section of the community. The idea is to ensure that all major viewpoints are examined, and that the Citizen Advisory Board is not dominated by any faction or special interest group.

Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for staggered  three-year terms beginning July 1. Appointments are made from a list of persons who have submitted applications within the past year. Recruitment for applicants is initiated in the Spring of every year, but an application may be submitted anytime.  Applications are available from the download link above or from the Manager's Office. Citizen Advisory Board members may make recommendations to the Commissioners concerning appointments.

It is the general policy of the Board of County Commissioners that Citizen Advisory Board members be appointed for one, three-year term to ensure the fullest participation by a broad range of citizens in a neighborhood. Considerations of continuity may allow for reappointment of a member to a second or third consecutive term.

Once completed you may submit your CAB application to the County Manager's Office at:

Office of the County Manager

PHONE:  775-328-2000

FAX: 775-328-2491


P.O. Box 11130, Reno, NV  89520-0027
Washoe County Administrative Complex, County Manager's Office
1001 E. 9th Street, #A201, Reno, NV  89512
(During regular business hours)