Working Groups

Four topics within the One Truckee River Management Plan were decided upon by the Partnership Council to address during 2018. Members of the Partnership Council and additional stakeholders were invited to participate in the topics listed below. Each year, the Partnership Council will select topics from the management plan for the initiative to address. The working group topics and team members may change from year-to-year.

  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: ​
Captain: Alex Hoeft, OTR Outreach Coordinator
Secretary: Sam Limerick, Tahoe Pyramid Trail
Facilitator: Manny Souza, Sparks Fire Department
Kitty Jung, Washoe County Commissioner
Jeff Mann, City of Reno
Tracy Domingues, City of Sparks
Chris Sega, The Nature Conservancy
Mark Kimbrough, Retired
Eric Lieberman, Reno Fire Department
Genny Wilson, Retired, former USFS

Funding, Metrics For Success, Structure: ​
Captain: Iris Jehle-Peppard, OTR Partnership Coordinator
 John Enloe, Truckee Meadows Water Authority Director of Natural Resources
Secretary: Sonia Folsom, Truckee Meadows Water Authority
Birgit Henson, Nevada Division of Environmental Protection Branch Supervisor
Alicia Reban, Nevada Land Trust
Annie Zucker, Renown
Brian Bonnenfant, Nevada Land Trust Board Member/UNR
Sonia Folson, TMWA
Gabrielle Enfield, Washoe County
Tracy Turner, Retired, former Community Foundation of Western Nevada

Housing and Sanitation: ​
Captain: Christi Cakiroglu, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
Co-Captain: Kim Schweickert, Washoe County Health Services
Secretary: Eileen Bidwell, Private Citizen
Facilitator: Nick Tscheekar, Community Foundation of Western NV
Wade Clark,  Reno Police Department
Ken Krater, Operation Downtown
Wendy Damonte, Renown
Michon Eben, Reno-Sparks Indian Colony
Maddie Huntley, Community Foundation

Storm Water, Vegetation, Watershed Management: ​
Captain: Danielle Henderson, Truckee River Flood Management Authority Natural Resource Manager
Co-Captain: Susan Lynn, Private Citizen
Secretary: Kara Steeland, TMWA
Facilitator: Iris Jehle-Peppard, OTR Partnership Coordinator
Donna Marie Noel, Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe
Lynn Zonge, Resource Concepts, Inc.
Kim Rigdon, NDEP
Jeremy Smith, TMRPA
Patricia Tierney, OTR AmeriCorps
Lindsey Panton, KTMB
Luke Franklin, Washoe County Health District
Theresa Jones, City of Reno Public Works
Mickey HazelwoodThe Nature Conservancy Truckee River Project Director