Active neighborhood citizens drive positive change in our great community. Not only is being an active member in your neighborhood beneficial to you and your family, it also helps our larger community grow and progress. The City of Reno is divided into five City Council wards. Each of these wards has one representative on the Reno City Council. The City Council also includes one At-Large Councilmember and The Mayor.
Council unanimously approved staff’s recommendation to reinstate Neighborhood Advisory Boards (NABs). Part of the recommendation is for staff to draft an official Resolution that would be brought back to Council for possible adoption as soon as the March 11, 2015 meeting.
Tentative NAB Timeline:- March 11, 2015 Possible Adoption of NAB Resolution
- March 12, 2015 Open Applications for NAB Board Members
- April 24, 2015 NAB applications to Council for review
- May 13, 2015 Appointments made at Council meeting
- May 14, 2015 NAB member notification
- June 2015 training sessions
- July First NAB meetings
Some terms of the proposed new NABs are:
- There will be one NAB per Ward and five board members per NAB.
- NAB members will be appointed by Council and serve for a two-year term. Former NAB members’ (the former program was disbanded in 2013) term limits will not be affected by prior service on a NAB.
- NAB meetings would be held monthly and follow Nevada’s Open Meeting Law.
- A City Planner would be in attendance at every NAB meeting.
View staff's presentation for detailed information on the program such as objectives, structure, meeting locations, and training. The primary objectives of the new NABs will be to:
- Improve communication between Reno citizens, City staff, and City Council Members.
- Provide citizens the opportunity for early engagement on important community issues.
- Create a venue for citizens to review and provide feedback on certain development projects.
Not sure which ward you live in? View the map below.
The City recently launched a new Community Engagement Program. Be the change you want to see in the #biggestlittlecity and learn more about how-to participate.
For more information about your neighborhood, please contact our Community Liaisons:
City Council Meeting
- Date: 09/24/2014 12:00 PM
- Location: Reno City Hall, Council Chambers
1 E. First Street
Reno, Nevada 89501
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