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County's OEC made up of business and community leaders from Northern Nevada.
Media Release
For Immediate Release
Contact: Nancy Leuenhagen

Reno, Nevada.  Feb. 12, 2014. Washoe County Manager John Slaughter announced Mat Sinclair, Peter Gunnerman, Lisa Lane, Jenifer Rose and Eugenia Larmore have joined the County's Organizational Effectiveness Committee (OEC).

The OEC encourages constructive discussion on the role and responsibilities of local government and advises the County on implementing needed strategic changes. The OEC works with the County Manager, County Management and the Board of County Commissioners to enhance organizational effectiveness.

 "The mission of the OEC is to share knowledge and best practices to build a better Washoe County organization," said Slaughter. "Mat, Peter, Lisa, Jenifer and Eugenia join 10 other community and business leaders who donate their time, energy and expertise to meet with us monthly and we are very lucky to have them."

Mat Sinclair is the Executive Director of the Terry Lee Wells Nevada Discovery Museum with more than 20 years of experience as an educator and museum professional. He is the former chief operating officer of the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland, Oregon and was the executive director of the Hoyt Arboretum, a 200-acre public garden/arboretum also located in Portland.

Peter Gunnerman has spent the majority of his professional career in senior management positions of public and private clean alternative fuels and refining technology companies. He is a co-founder of Advanced Refining Concepts, LLC, in Reno, and is a named inventor on five U.S. patents in the field of refining and fuels.

Lisa Lane has been with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office since 2005 and currently works in the Records Department. She is also a current board member of the Nevada Sheriff's & Chief's Association and the Washoe County Employee's Association. As part of the OEC, she represents all nine bargaining units within the County.

Jenifer Rose is founder and CEO of Future Computer Technologies which was named by Inc. 500 as one of the 500 fastest growing privately held companies in the U.S. in 2003. In 2009, she started "The Plush Life," a TV show that airs in Northern Nevada and parts of California that features all things positive about Northern Nevada. She launched "It’s My Community Store," an office products company designed to build a steady stream of funding for charities across the nation in 2011 and currently partners with over 65 charities. 

Eugenia Larmore is the president of EKAY Economic Consultants and specializes in financial, fiscal impact and economic impact analyses dealing with real estate developments and policy changes. She also has considerable experience in local government finance, specifically as it relates to the fiscal and economic impacts of gaming and gaming litigation cases from a market and economic standpoint.

The membership of the OEC also includes Board of County Commissioners Chairman David Humke; County Manager John Slaughter; Bruce Simonian; Chuck Alvey; Tiffany Meert; Dwight Millard; Jesse Haw; J.R. Romero; Ty Winfeldt; and Marlene Olsen. See the entire list of OEC Board members.