About Naomi

I first came to Reno when I was 20 to visit my father who had moved here after a brief visit. Like him, and many visitors to Reno, I came, I was wowed, I fell in love, and have made it my home.

I came for a visit, ready to return to college back east at the end of the summer. I was so taken with Nevada, though, that I wanted to stay. Since I was a geology major, my father suggested I go see the Dean of the School of Mines at the university about a late admission. This was a foreign concept to me, after the east coast elitism of college applications.

Much to my surprise, I was able to get a meeting with the Dean. He talked with me, asked me about my grades and scores and goals. At the end of the meeting he said “I believe in you” and admitted me to the university on the spot, assuming my paperwork backed me up when I got it to him.

The Dean of the Mackay School of Mines took a chance on me. Over the years, I hope I have earned that Dean’s faith in me. I’ve built a very successful business here, together with my husband of 25 years, Herb. Our company has pumped millions into the Nevada economy in the good years. We have also struggled through lean years, and know intimately what many other businesses and individuals have faced throughout this recession.

I’ve served the community as the Nevada State Water Planner, as Director of the Truckee River Flood Management Project, and on the boards of the Mackay School of Mines, DRI, the Nevada Diabetes Association, the Ward 2 Neighborhood Advisory Board, and many others. And all because of one fateful trip to Reno, and meeting a man, the Dean, who trusted and believed in me.

Why I Ran the First Time:
I ran for Reno City Council (and was elected) for the first time in 2014. I thought we needed someone who could build consensus and get things done, a “do-er.”

As the State Water Planner, I worked to develop the first state water plan in 25 years. This wasn’t easy – this is the West after all, where “whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting,” as they say – but the plan got a standing ovation during a joint session of the legislature, when Democrats controlled one house and Republicans the other.

As Executive Director of the Truckee River Flood Project, I managed to get local governments to come together to sign a joint powers agreement, and achieved more than 600 unanimous votes during my six years there. We secured millions in funding and contributions, finished four major construction projects, and developed many more, some of which are about to begin. These are projects that will not only help prevent costly flooding but will also put hundreds of people to work.

I believe the Reno City Council needs this kind of get-things-done experience and attitude. That’s why I’ve decided to run.

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We have a #doubleheader tonight: two virtual Public Workshops for south Reno. Hope to see you at both!

5:30-6:30 pm: Virginia Range Horses, sponsored by City of Reno. Link: us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PPHkPjFjRQa1U-BgRIij9A

6:30-7:30 pm: Steamboat Parkway Improvements, sponsored by Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County - RTC.
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We have a #doubleheader tonight: two virtual Public Workshops for south Reno. Hope to see you at both!

5:30-6:30 pm:  Virginia Range Horses, sponsored by City of Reno.  Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PPHkPjFjRQa1U-BgRIij9A

6:30-7:30 pm: Steamboat Parkway Improvements, sponsored by Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County - RTC.
Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jkawYD6_Qte1kY6dz1dnTgImage attachment

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Check out what's happening with the #VirginiaRange #horses this Monday, May 16 at 5:30 at our City of Reno virtual town hall - followup to our town hall in February.

Hear updates on the Veterans Pkwy Speed Study, and plans for fencing, a wildlife overpass, horse guards, signage and more. Provide your ideas so we can move forward together!

#backstory: Officials from the City of Reno, Washoe County, Nevada Department of Agriculture and Nevada Department of Transportation, as well as horse advocacy groups such as Wild Horse Connection and American Wild Horse Campaign, are joining forces to work through potential solutions to reduce horse vs. vehicle interactions on Veterans Parkway, Toll Road and Geiger Grade in south Reno.

As we look at solutions, we want to hear from you! Join our virtual workshop and hear updates on the Veterans Pkwy Speed Study, and plans for fencing, a wildlife overpass, horse guards, signage and the like. Let's move forward together! One hour, 5:30-6:30 pm.

Register here:

us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PPHkPjFjRQa1U-BgRIij9A
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Check out whats happening with the #VirginiaRange #Horses this Monday, May 16 at 5:30 at our City of Reno virtual town hall - followup to our town hall in February.

Hear updates on the Veterans Pkwy Speed Study, and plans for fencing, a wildlife overpass, horse guards, signage and more. Provide your ideas so we can move forward together!

#Backstory: Officials from the City of Reno, Washoe County, Nevada Department of Agriculture and Nevada Department of Transportation, as well as horse advocacy groups such as Wild Horse Connection and American Wild Horse Campaign, are joining forces to work through potential solutions to reduce horse vs. vehicle interactions on Veterans Parkway, Toll Road and Geiger Grade in south Reno.

As we look at solutions, we want to hear from you! Join our virtual workshop and hear updates on the Veterans Pkwy Speed Study, and plans for fencing, a wildlife overpass, horse guards, signage and the like. Lets move forward together! One hour, 5:30-6:30 pm.

Register here:

https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PPHkPjFjRQa1U-BgRIij9A

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funny story when I had my ranch up by the Stanley’s, the wild horses would come down and want some of my horses food I had a Clydesdale Haflinger and a quarter horse and a thoroughbred, it was a particularly hot summer so I put a baby pool up on the top of the property and use the pump to put water in the baby pool, next thing I know there was a helicopter over my head saying cease-and-desist ha ha ha ha ha ha

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