RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) -- Washoe County is looking for volunteers to serve on one of nine new Citizen Advisory Boards (CABs) which represent all five commission districts of the community.
The primary purpose of the CABs is to connect residents with County government to share ideas, solutions and identify concerns.
The areas for which Washoe County is seeking CAB members and alternates include:
•East Truckee Canyon (5 positions)
•Incline Village/Crystal Bay (7 positions)
•North Valleys (12 positions)
•South Truckee Meadows/Washoe Valley (12 positions)
•Spanish Springs (7 positions)
•Sun Valley (7 positions)
•Verdi Township (7 positions)
•Warm Springs/Rural (7 positions)
•West Truckee Meadows (7 positions) View the complete list of CAB program meeting dates for 2013
The CABs will be asked to study and advise their County Commissioners on local public issues, including but not limited to: regulations that guide building and planning for neighborhoods, neighborhood development proposals, public safety, the scope of local government services, discussions on how to allocate local taxpayer funds, the status of erosion control and road programs and the need for regional open space programs.
Applicants will be selected by Commissioners in July, followed quickly by a required CAB training. The 71 CAB members must reside within their CAB boundaries and be registered voters in Washoe County. To view the new Citizen Advisory Board boundaries, download the Citizen Advisory Board map.
Applications are available online and may be submitted until 5 p.m. PT, June 28, 2013 by:
•Fax: 775.328.2037, Attn: Andrea Tavener
•Mail: Citizen Advisory Board Program, Manager’s Office, P.O. Box 11130, Reno, Nevada 89520
For more information, call 775.328.2720 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.