2018 Work Plan

Four topics were decided upon by the Partnership Council to address during 2018:

  1. Signage Plan & River Safety: Includes creating a multi-jurisdictional signage plan along the Truckee River and enhancing river visitor safety.​
  2. Funding, Metrics For Success, Structure: Includes assessing existing groups and structures for possible entities to house the management of OTR; and creating metrics for measuring success and achievements of the plan.​
  3. Housing and Sanitation: Includes ensuring adequate public restrooms along the Truckee River; and expanding the continuum of housing options for the homeless population.​
  4. Storm Water, Vegetation, Watershed Management: Includes identifying locations of all high-volume storm drains/large storm water contributions to the river; developing a coordinated vegetation management plan along the river; and developing a Truckee River Watershed Management Plan.​

Volunteers came forward to co-captain each team. These co-captains were responsible for building their teams with appropriate experts in the field.

Signage Plan & River Safety: ​
Lynda Nelson (co-captain), Nevada Land Trust
Genny Wilson (co-captain), Retired USFS
Darrin Price, Sun Valley GID General Manager
Kitty Jung, Washoe County Commissioner
Jeff Mann, City of Reno
Tracy Domingues, City of Sparks
Dennis Troy, Washoe County
Sam Limerick, Tahoe Pyramid Bikeway
Chris Sega, The Nature Conservancy
Mark Kimbrough, Retired 
Eric Lieberman, Reno Fire Department
Manny Souza, Sparks Fire Department
Gabrielle Enfield, Washoe County

Funding, Metrics For Success, Structure: ​
John Enloe (co-captain), Truckee Meadows Water Authority Director of Natural Resources
Birgit Henson (co-captain), Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Branch Supervisor
Scott Nebesky, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony 
Alicia Reban, Nevada Land Trust
Peter Gower, EMPSi
Annie Zucker, Renown
Brian Bonnenfant, Nevada Land Trust Board Member/UNR
Sonia Folson, TMWA

Housing and Sanitation: ​
Mickey Hazelwood (co-captain), The Nature Conservancy Truckee River Project Director
Sheila Leslie (co-captain), Washoe County Behavioral Health Program Coordinator
Wade Clark,  Reno Police Department
Ken Krater, Operation Downtown
Christi Cakiroglu, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
Susan Lynn, Private Citizen
Wendy Damonte, Renown
Kathy Clewett, City of Sparks
Christy Butler, Washoe County
Eileen Bidwell, Private Citizen 
Kim Mazeres, Retired TMWA
Nick Tscheekar, Community Foundation of Western NV
Michon Eben, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony

Storm Water, Vegetation, Watershed Management: ​
Danielle Henderson (co-captain), Truckee River Flood Management Authority Natural Resource Manager
Tracy Turner (co-captain), former Chief Philanthropy Officer with the Community Foundation of Western Nevada
Donna Marie Noel, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
Kara Steeland, TMWA
Lynn Zonge, Resource Concepts, Inc.
Kim Borgzinner, NDEP
Jeremy Smith, TMRPA
Patricia Tierney, OTR AmeriCorps
Lindsey Panton, KTMB
Luke Franklin, Washoe County Health District
Theresa Jones, City of Reno Public Works