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Mayor Geno Martini

mgr-mayor-martini-2014Geno Martini has served as the City’s 24th Mayor since February 2005

In July 1999 Mr. Martini was appointed to the Sparks City Council to complete an unexpired term, representing Ward 3. He was elected Mayor Pro Tempore by the City Council in July 2003 and served in that capacity until February 2005, when he was sworn in as mayor. He was elected to full terms in 2006, 2010 and 2014 and is currently the longest-serving mayor of Sparks.

As Mayor, Mr. Martini presides over the state’s fifth largest city.  Under Mayor Martini’s tenure, the City has seen an additional one million square feet of retail business space open.  He has guided the City during the highest growth periods ever, and through the most tumultuous economic challenges.

Mayor Martini has served on many boards and commissions including Director on the boards of the Truckee Meadows Water Authority and the Truckee River Flood Management Authority.  He is past President of the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities and also served on the Regional Planning Governing Board, the Western Regional Water commission and the City of Sparks Legislative team.

Geno is a life-long resident of Sparks, graduating from Sparks High School as Student Body President in 1964, and a graduate of the University of Nevada.  After a 30-year career in the banking industry, he retired in 2005.  In 2009 Mayor Martini was inducted to the Sparks High School Hall of Fame.

Mayor Martini has received many other awards and accolades; including, most recently being named the 2017 Citizen of  the Year by the Reno Gazette Journal and inducted into the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame. He was named the 2016 Public Official of the Year from the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities. Geno was also named 2014 Politician of the Year, given the Sparks Chamber’s Citizen of the Year Award and its Lifetime Achievement Award. He was the recipient of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Hope Award and the Nevada Chapter of Associated General Contractors SIR Award (Skill, Integrity and Responsibility.)  Geno is also active in a number of civic organizations including the Board of Governors of Northern Nevada Medical Center and past president of the Sparks Chamber of Commerce.

Contact Mayor Geno Martini

  • Office:  775.353.2311
  • eMail:  gmartini@cityofsparks.us


  • Regional Planning Governing Board
  • Board of Directors – Truckee Meadows Water Authority
  • Legislative Team
  • Board of Directors – Truckee River Flood Management Authority
  • Board of Directors – Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities
  • Western Regional Water Commission – appointed by TMWRF