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 Citizen Advisory Boards

Membership Information

Membership categories for Citizen Advisory Boards are selected with the intent to provide representation from a broad cross-section of the community. The idea is to ensure that all major viewpoints are examined, and that the Citizen Advisory Board is not dominated by any faction or special interest group.

Members are appointed by the Board of County Commissioners for staggered  three-year terms beginning July 1. Appointments are made from a list of persons who have submitted applications within the past year. Generally, an advertisement for applicants is placed in the local newspapers at lease once a year, but an application may be submitted anytime. Applications are available from the Manager's Office. Citizen Advisory Board members may make recommendations to the Commissioners concerning appointments.

It is the general policy of the Board of County Commissioners that Citizen Advisory Board members be appointed for one  three-year term to ensure the fullest participation by a broad range of citizens in a neighborhood. However, considerations of continuity may allow for reappointment of a member to a second or third consecutive term. In special cases, an additional term may be considered for an individual's appointment if there are no other qualified applicants. A member may not serve more than four consecutive terms on a Citizen Advisory Board.

CAB Applications

Make a difference in your community!  Volunteer to serve on your CAB. 

The current recruiment period has now closed. The next recruitment period is anticipated to begin in early 2015. However, we would like to encourage you to complete and submit an application, as we will keep your application on file through the next recruitment period, or should we need to fill an unforseen vacancy on a CAB. 

The CABs represent areas across Washoe County and provide a community perspective on local issues to the Washoe County Board of Commissioners. They are an opportunity to directly participate in creating how our community functions, is structured and grows.

The Commissioners appoint members and alternates who are residents from within a CAB’s geographic area. Members are generally appointed for staggered three-year terms beginning July 1 of each year. Alternate positions do not have term limits specified by County Code; therefore, terms for alternates are established by the County Commissioner when appointing alternates to a specific CAB. The length of each term is recommended by the County Commissioner within whose District the CAB is situated.

Selection of Citizen Advisory Board members are made by the Commissioner that respresent that Citizen Advisory Board.  Part of the appointment process will include mandatory training sessions for all members.

Download the Washoe County Citizen Advisory Board Application

View a map of Citizen Advisory Board Boundaries 

Once completed you may submit your CAB application to the County Manager's Office, Constituent Services, via one of the following ways:

For CABs representing areas for
Commission Districts 1 and 2 contact:

Sarah Tone
775.328.2721 -- Fax: 775.328.2491
Constituent Services
Washoe County Manager's Office

For CABs representing areas for
Commission Districts 4 and 5 contact:

Andrea Tavener

775.328.2720 -- Fax: 775.328.2491
Constituent Services
Washoe County Manager's Office

For additional information or to receive an application via U.S. Postal Service or email, please contact the staff person assigned to the Commission Districts as listed above.  

(775) 328-2491

P.O. Box 11130, Reno, NV  89520-0027

Washoe County Administrative Complex, County Manager's Office
1001 E. 9th Street, #A201, Reno, NV  89512
(During regular business hours)