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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.