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Boards & Commissions

Airport Noise Advisory Panel

To receive and assess information on airport noise problems; to assist in coordination between land use activities and airport activities; to promote greater communication regarding airport noise among the various public bodies, agencies, and commissions; and to make advisory recommendations to the Airport Authority Board of Trustees regarding new and existing programs and approaches to noise abatement.

Last Meeting: n/a

Animal Services Advisory Board

To facilitate communication between community members and the director of regional animal services; and offer opinions and make recommendations to the director of regional animal services regarding departmental goals and objectives, amendments to Chapter 55, public education, services, policies and procedures and animal related needs and trends.

Last Meeting: n/a

Arts and Culture Advisory Committee

The objective of the Sparks Arts and Culture Commission is to provide a plan and guidance for all arts and cultural related activities on public property or projects utilizing city resources. An important element of the arts program is to differentiate the City of Sparks from other cities and their arts programs. This program should identify and celebrate the uniqueness of Sparks --Blending our historical and industrial sides with our love of family and events. This new committee is new and developing a plan for the city. In this phase, their initial task is to develop a team of arts experts and citizens to create a five year plan.

Last Meeting: Nov 16 2021 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Building Code Board of Appeals

To review appeals of decisions by the Sparks Building Official regarding interpretations of the Building Code.

Last Meeting: Oct 7 2021 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

CHAB Community Homelessness Advisory Board

Established in 2011, the Transitional Governing Board’s purpose was to provide governing oversight by the three jurisdictions of the operator for the Community Assistance Center. The need around homeless issues...

Last Meeting: Jun 3 2019 - 8:30am - 10:30am

Charter Committee

The Charter Committee presents recommendations to the Legislature on behalf of the City concerning all necessary amendments to the City Charter. (Section 1.150(2) of the City Charter). The Charter Committee has direct access to the Legislature and is not required to seek approval from the City Council. However, the Charter Committee has directed that its recommendations be presented to the City Council for review. The Legislature prefers to adopt amendments to the City Charter which have been agreed upon by both the Charter Committee and the City Council.

Last Meeting: Aug 2 2021 - 5:30pm - 6:00pm

Civil Service Commission

To provide qualified applicants for employment and to protect employees from discrimination or unfair treatment.

Last Meeting: Oct 13 2021 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Debt Management Commission

The Debt Management Commission reviews and approves debt issuance by the local entities, as well as oversight of the entities indebtedness and debt management plans. Upcoming and past meeting information...

Last Meeting: n/a

EDAWN, Board of Trustees

The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) is a private/public partnership established in 1983, committed to adding quality jobs to the region by recruiting new companies, supporting the success of...

Last Meeting: n/a

Enterprise Fund Advisory Committee

Advises the city on the use of Enterprise Funds

Last Meeting: Oct 14 2021 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Group Healthcare Committee

Employee Group Healthcare Committee

Last Meeting: Nov 18 2021 - 8:30am - 10:30am

Local Government Oversight Committee

To purchase and manage Truckee River water rights in accordance with the Water Quality Settlement Agreement (October 1996).

Last Meeting: Jul 26 2019 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Nevada League of Cities, Board of Directors

To foster periodical conferences of city officials; disseminate knowledge of municipal affairs and government; to circulate publications on municipal affairs; to secure harmony of action among cities; and to render technical information...

Last Meeting: n/a

Northern Nevada Water Planning Commission

A technical advisory commission to assist the Western Regional Water Commission. Upcoming and past meeting information is not maintained on this website. For additional information, visit: NNWPC website

Last Meeting: n/a

Oversight Committee for School Facilities

The Oversight Panel for School Facilities functions as a committee of the Board of Trustees related to renovation and construction of school facilities. Upcoming and past meeting information not maintained...

Last Meeting: n/a

Park/Facility Naming SubCommittee

Subcommittee meets as needed to recommend names of new parks.

Last Meeting: Sep 27 2018 - 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Parks and Recreation Commission

The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Commission is to review the tentative budget of the Parks and Recreation Department; recommend improvements to parks and playgrounds to the City Council,...

Last Meeting: Nov 17 2021 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

Regional Business License and Permits Program Oversight Group

Last Meeting: Sep 7 2021 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Regional Planning Commission

Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency (TMRPA) addresses land-use planning, natural resource management, infrastructure and service provisions within Washoe County, Nevada.  The Regional Planning Commission (RPC) develops the Regional Plan and recommends...

Last Meeting: n/a

Regional Planning Governing Board

The Regional Planning Governing Board (RPGB) is the governing body for the Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency, and is responsible for adopting the five year comprehensive Regional Plan, as well...

Last Meeting: n/a

Regional Transportation Commission

The Regional Transportation Commission is a cooperative regional board comprised of five representatives appointed from three government jurisdictions: Two Reno City Council Members One Sparks City Council Member Two Washoe...

Last Meeting: n/a

Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority

The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority (RSCVA) provides marketing leadership and helps develop long-term tourism growth in the area.

Last Meeting: n/a

Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority Board of Trustees

To facilitate safe and convenient air travel and transport to and from the Reno Area.

Last Meeting: n/a

Reno/Sparks Joint Sewer Coordinating Committee

The governing body for the Truckee Meadows Water Reclamation Facility (TMWRF), jointly owned by Reno and Sparks.  Committee decisions are ratified by both of the City Councils. Upcoming and past...

Last Meeting: n/a

Sewer Appeals Committee

A customer disputing a sewer bill may file a written petition for adjustment with the City Clerk.

Last Meeting: n/a

Sierra Arts Foundation Board of Trustees

Established in 1971, the Sierra Arts Foundation is a local arts organization with an emphasis on teaching, nurturing and supporting the arts in our community. Sierra Arts strives to provide...

Last Meeting: n/a

Smoke Free Park Action Group

Last Meeting: Jun 28 2018 - 3:30pm - 5:00pm

Sparks Citizens Advisory Committee (SCAC)

The Sparks Citizens Advisory Committee (SCAC) provides essential citizen input to the Sparks City Council. The SCAC engages in and promotes volunteerism in the City of Sparks by performing in a positive and collaborative manner to gather information and provide constructive feedback and suggestions.

Last Meeting: Nov 11 2021 - 8:00am - 5:00pm

Sparks City Council and Redevelopment Agency

City Council Members generally act as the legislative branch of the city, as well as its policy-making body. The council also looks to the city's goals, major projects and infrastructure improvements ranging from community growth to land use to finances and strategic planning.

Last Meeting: Aug 30 2021 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Sparks Planning Commission

Review and submit a recommendation of approval or disapproval by the City Council for --Tentative subdivision maps --Rezoning cases --Annexations --Master Plan Amendments --Title 20 Zoning Ordinance Changes --Regional Plans that concern Sparks --Regional Transportation Review and approve or deny variance & certain special use permit applications.

Last Meeting: Dec 2 2021 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Sparks Senior Citizen’s Advisory Committee

The committee was formed so that essential senior citizen input would assist in informing the Council of issues related to the senior population and quality of life for seniors. Committee...

Last Meeting: Nov 17 2021 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Sparks Tourism and Marketing Committee

The Committee is comprised of three members. One member of the Committee is appointed by the Nevada Resort Association (NRA). The other two committee members are city council members and have historically been the chairman and vice chairman of the Sparks Redevelopment Agency. The committee's purpose is to designate funds received from the RSCVA (The Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitor's Authority) to tourism related projects in the City of Sparks.

Last Meeting: May 24 2021 - 9:30am - 10:30am

Sparks Tourism Facility & Revitalization Steering Committee

Advise and make recommendations to the Sparks City Council regarding expenditure of lodging tax proceeds; develop and adopt a master plan for use of the lodging tax proceeds for projects and capital improvements to promote tourism, and methods to finance them.

Last Meeting: Sep 8 2021 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Technical Review Committee – Washoe County Home Consortium

The Washoe County HOME Consortium Technical Review Committee (TRC) was established September 12, 1994, under Section II, Paragraph G, of the Inter-Governmental Agreement of the Washoe County HOME Consortium (WCHC),...

Last Meeting: n/a

Truckee Meadows Water Authority, Board of Directors

Truckee Meadows Water Authority is a not-for-profit, community-owned water utility, overseen by elected officials and citizen appointees from Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. Upcoming and past meeting information is not...

Last Meeting: n/a

Truckee River Flood Management Authority, Board of Directors

To reduce the impact of flooding in the Truckee Meadows, restore the Truckee River ecosystem, and improve recreational opportunities by managing the redevelopment and implementation of the Truckee River Flood...

Last Meeting: n/a

Truckee River Fund Advisory Committee

The Truckee River Fund Advisory Committee administers the Truckee River Fund, makes recommendations to the Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA), makes recommendations regarding distributions of income to the fund for the purposes of enhancing water quality or water resources.

Last Meeting: n/a

Washoe County District Board of Health

The Washoe County District Board of Health is a policy-making board composed of seven members, which includes two representatives each from Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County, and a physician licensed...

Last Meeting: n/a

Western Nevada Development District

The Western Nevada Development District (WNDD) works with public and private entities to promote collaboration to address economic development issues throughout the region.

Last Meeting: n/a

Western Regional Water Commission

The Western Regional Water Commission focuses on improving water resource planning at the regional level and facilitating coordinated resource management among the Truckee Meadows member. Upcoming and past meeting information...

Last Meeting: n/a

Work Permit Review Board

The board shall hear appeals from the denial, suspension or revocation of work permits.

Last Meeting: May 18 2018 - 9:00am - 10:00am