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Commissioners encourage local government partnerships at statewide conference in Tahoe.
Media Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Nancy Leuenhagen

Reno, Nevada. Sept. 13, 2013. Washoe County Commissioner and Vice Chair Bonnie Weber, District 5, received the prestigious Participatory Democracy Award from the Nevada Association of Counties (NV NACO) at the MontBleu Resort Casino in South Lake Tahoe Wednesday evening.

“I’m so honored to receive this award,” said Weber, who has served on both the national and statewide associations for many years. This is the second meeting in 10 years where NV NACO and the Nevada League of Cities have been in a joint annual conference. Weber continued, “We’ve had a huge turnout this year with more than 200 county commissioners, mayors, council members, staff and legislators from throughout the state. Chairman David Humke and Commissioners Marsha Berkbigler and Kitty Jung were all here to participate as well.”

Weber, who also serves on The National Association of Counties (NACo) Board of Directors and is a past president of the Nevada Association of Counties, brought the NACo 75th Annual Conference and Exposition to Washoe County in 2010. The state held its first joint conference in Elko in 2003 to discuss forging new and lasting partnerships. These partnerships were created to help build continuity and collaboration, to make local government more effective and to help foster public trust in local government entities.   

Washoe County Commissioner Kitty Jung, District 3, was a speaker on senior issues and gave a presentation on the Washoe County Master Plan for Aging Services. Commissioners Jung, Berkbigler and Weber were also involved with the Local Government Summit held this morning.

The Nevada Association of Counties was formed in Reno in 1924 under the name of the Nevada County Commissioners’ Association. The organization is comprised of representatives from all 17 of Nevada’s counties, several statewide county associations, private industry representatives and statewide associations related to county government.

For more information on the Nevada Association of Counties, visit www.nvnaco.org