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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 a representative from District 2 and a representative from District 4. Remember, members must live in the District they represent. 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.


The Board shall consist of 11 members, and 2 at large alternate members. Board members must be residents of Washoe County and appointed by the Board of County Commissioners. The three government entities of Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County, shall each be invited to appoint a representative and a delegated alternate. The director of the department shall serve, ex officio, as a member of the Board.

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.


Washoe County Code 45.425

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