One Truckee River was launched by Nevada Land Trust and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful as a collaboration of local, regional, and state agencies; nonprofit and community organizations; and businesses brought together in support of long term stewardship of the Truckee River and its natural and cultural assets. Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful and Nevada Land Trust are the One Truckee River Initiative lead administrative organizations.
Key partners include Washoe County, City of Reno, City of Sparks, Truckee Meadows Water Authority, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection, The Nature Conservancy, Truckee River Fund, Reno Police Department, The Truckee River Flood Project, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, the Community Foundation of Western Nevada and members of the business and recreation community.
The council will assist in the development of a comprehensive Truckee River Management Plan and will be co-chaired by Nevada Land Trust and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, lead administrative partners.
Council members share One Truckee River core values, vision, and goals and offer professional and volunteer expertise to guide and support project planning and implementation. While council members work towards the good of the whole, they also represent their specific agency or organizational interests relative to One Truckee River.
The council shall consist of a diverse range of stakeholders, including public partners, nonprofit and community organizations, and businesses. To facilitate effective and efficient project planning and management, the team shall consist of no more than 25 representatives. (Each entity may also appoint an alternate to participate when the primary designee is unable.)
Team Roles and Responsibilities
The primary role of the council is providing project leadership, technical know-how, and financial and in kind support as available to assure the collective knowledge of the Truckee River community is actively engaged at all levels.
- Embraces the One Truckee River vision and goals and team core values.
- Contributes to development of a One Truckee River Management Plan, sharing expertise, and/or financial and in kind resources as available.
- Works cooperatively and collaboratively with other team members, openly communicating, and committed to listening, learning, and addressing challenges as a team to further One Truckee River vision and goals.
- Participates in project outreach and supports stakeholder and community participation and engagement.
- Serves as the primary liaison between the team and the designated agency or community partner, promoting the involvement of the partner agency or community interest (area) in the project.
- Participates in all team meetings to the maximum extent possible. Is an informed and active participant. If unable to participate thoroughly briefs alternates to facilitate participation.
Council members strive to be:
- Open and honest, respecting all positions and interests
- Creative, fearless and open to new ideas
- Positive and forward moving
- Solution seeking
- Focused on what is realistic and doable
- Committed in the short and long term
Meeting Ground Rules
Ground rules help assure meetings are efficiently and effectively managed promoting the active, collaborative involvement of all participants. Meetings have clearly defined goals and a meeting agenda.
- Meetings begin and end on time
- Participants come prepared to offer input
- Action steps are defined at each meeting with clear follow-up responsibilities
- One person speaks at a time
- No side conversations
- Avoid using jargon and acronyms
The preferred decision-making protocol is working consensus. Working consensus is achieved when everyone’s opinions are understood, especially opposing opinions. Significant investment will be made to achieve working consensus considering the availability of resources (time and energy) and a need for timely recommendations. A decision is made when two-thirds of the planning council says they can live with that decision. This means each member supports, is willing to support, or agrees to live with the decision without negative advocacy post “decision.”
A quorum, defined as 2/3 of the planning council, must be present for a decision. If a quorum is not available to “vote,” the decision will be delayed to a future meeting when a quorum can be attained.