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Mayor & City Council

Council Minutes Archive

Get information and more details from previous City Council meetings going back to 2006. Older minutes can be requested by contacting the City.

Wards

Get information on the current ward representatives as well as any vacancies across the areas.

Mayor Ron Smith

Ron Smith was officially sworn in as Sparks' Mayor on November 13, 2018.

Sparks City Manager

Mr. Krutz arrived at the City in July 1997, beginning his Sparks career in the design and construction division of the public works department.  Among his early capital project assignments was the gravel-pit-to-beach project, now lovingly called the Sparks Marina Park.  He has served in many roles for the City during his 21+ year tenure including serving as Assistant City Manager from April 2016 to March 2019. Mr. Krutz was appointed City Manager by Mayor Ron Smith and confirmed by the Sparks City Council in February 2019.

Mayor, City Council, and City Manager General Information

The City of Sparks has a council/manager form of government where the mayor and city council make policy decisions which the city manager and his staff implement. The mayor and five member council, are elected for staggered four year terms. The City Manager is Neil Krutz.

City Council Meetings

Get information and agendas for the latest city council meetings and dates and times for upcoming meetings.

Ward 1

Councilman Donald Abbott was elected to his first term serving the City and residents of Ward 1 in November 2016. A Sparks native, Mr. Abbott graduated with honors from Sparks High School in 2008 and went on to Truckee Meadows Community College where he earned degrees in renewable energy and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC).

Ward 2

Councilman Ed Lawson was elected to the City Council in November, 2010, reelected in 2014 and 2018 and elected Mayor Pro Tempore in November 2018. He was born in Sunnyside, WA, and grew up in Las Vegas, NV.  He attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO.

Ward 3

Councilman Paul Anderson was appointed as Ward 3 Councilman by Mayor Ron Smith on December 10, 2018. Mr. Anderson has been a resident of Sparks for more than 30 years and is currently employed an account executive with Pilot Thomas Logistics, specializing in national accounts and government contracts. 

Ward 4

Councilmember Charlene Bybee was elected to serve Ward 4 on the Sparks City Council in November 2014 and re-elected in 2018.  Ms. Bybee is a lifelong Sparks resident who has been an active community leader for more than 30 years.

Ward 5

Councilman Kristopher Dahir was elected to his first term serving the City and residents of Ward 5 in November 2016. He has called Nevada “home” for 36 years and holds degrees in psychology and strategic leadership. For most of his career, he has concentrated on work with non-profits and businesses to help them run more concise and focused operations.

Ward Map

Get information and view the boundary lines for the different wards across the area.