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Mayor Ron Smith

Ron Smith has served as the City’s 25th Mayor since November 2018

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

Smith was elected to the Sparks City Council in November 2006 and was re-elected to four-year terms in 2008, 2012 and 2016. He served as Sparks Mayor Pro Tempore from 2012-2018. 

Smith is a strong advocate for transportation and infrastructure needs in the City and region.  He a member of the Sparks Legislative Team, Nevada League of Cities and is Chair of the Truckee River Flood Management Authority. Mayor Smith is also Director of the Nevada Veterans Memorial project http://nvmp.info/.

He was recently honored as the Public Official of the Year by the Nevada Water Environment Association and was the 2012 recipient of the Public Official of the Year Award, presented annually by the Builders Association of Northern Nevada. 

Ron and his wife Karen have been married for nearly 40 years, and have four children and nine grandchildren.

Watch Mayor Smith’s 2019 State of the City address.

Contact Mayor Ron Smith:
Office:   (775) 353-2311
email:   rsmith@cityofsparks.us

Boards and Commissions:

  • Legislative Team
  • Nevada League of Cities
  • Regional Planning Governing Board, alternate
  • Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), Chair
  • Truckee River Flood Management Authority – Board of Directors, Chair