Citizen Guide

Helpful resources and links for anyone hoping to become more informed and engaged in issues related to urban development (& more) in Reno, Nevada.

Track Upcoming City of Reno Meetings

This City webpage includes posted agendas and information packets for upcoming city meetings of all types (City Council, Planning Commission, Boards and Commissions) as well as archived agendas and packets from previous meetings. You can view the full City calendar, which includes meetings and special events, here.

To contribute comments on any public meeting, consult the the top of the posted agenda. There you’ll find directions on how to view the meeting (in person, virtually and/or a hybrid of the two) as well as information on how to submit comments in person and/or via live stream, email, or phone. This information varies by public body, so be sure to consult the agenda for the meeting that interests you.

View Reno’s New Six-Ward Map

The City of Reno is transitioning in 2024 from five city wards to six city wards, eliminating the position of an “at-large” Councilmember in favor of six ward-specific Councilmembers + a Mayor.

City webpage comparing the new 2024 ward boundaries (right) to the previous map

This interactive webpage shows the existing five-ward map and the new six-ward map alongside each other, allowing citizens to compare their current ward assignment to the new one. The new ward configurations are already in effect with respect to the 2024 elections, which will determine four Councilmember seats: Wards 1, 3, 5, and 6. For all other purposes, the new map will go into effect when the results of those elections are declared. For more information on the redistricting process, click here.

Contact Your City Councilmembers

Profiles and contact information for the Mayor and City Council can be found here. You can always email them directly:

  • Mayor Hillary Schieve:

  • Ward 1 Councilmember Jenny Brekhus:

  • Ward 2 Councilmember Naomi Duerr:

  • Ward 3 Councilmember Miguel Martinez:

  • Ward 4 Councilmember Meghan Ebert:

  • Ward 5 Councilmember Kathleen Taylor:

  • At-Large Councilmember Devon Reese:

For the Nevada Independent guide to candidate announcements for Reno City Council and other 2024 local government races, click here.

Sign up for City Newsletters

Anyone can sign up on this webpage for City newsletters on a range of topics, to be delivered directly to your email inbox. These include news and updates on upcoming Neighborhood Advisory Board (NAB) and City Council meetings, Press Releases, specialized topics like Seniors, Public Works, and Community Development & more.

Find Info on Current Land Development Projects

This City webpage lists land development projects recently submitted for review, with links to the Accela website, which provides more details, application status, and often plans or drawings. The page also features links to past development project newsletters (issued every two weeks), maps and tables showing current project locations and dates, and a link for residents to submit comments on any of the development projects currently under review.

The City’s Development Projects page includes maps of project locations.

Provide Input on City Projects Seeking Feedback

The “Engage Reno” webpage features City of Reno projects that are currently seeking community input and provides links to feedback and survey forms.

Support Your Local Media

Our local media organizations are critical to a functioning democracy. Please consider supporting local platforms with your paid subscriptions and generous donations. Some that routinely cover issues related to city development in Reno (and that I’ve regularly cited in the Brief) are listed here.

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