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Ward 1

Council Member Donald Abbott

Ward 1 Councilman Donald Abbott was elected to his first term serving the City and residents of Ward 1 in November 2016.  He succeeded former councilwoman (now Nevada State Senator) Julia Ratti.

Mr. Abbott, a Sparks native, 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). He is employed by a local HVAC company. Additionally, he has taught HVAC at Truckee Meadows Community College, and owns his own photography company, AbbottOgraphy. A history lover, Mr. Abbott is a board member at the Sparks Heritage Museum. His community participation also includes service on the Sparks Citizens Advisory Committee and volunteer work with 39 North. He is the first millennial to serve on the Sparks City Council.

Contact Council Member Donald Abbott:
Office:  (775) 353-2311
eMail: dabbott@cityofsparks.us

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  • Debt Management Commission, alternate
  • Parks & Recreation Commission
  • Redevelopment Agency, Vice Chair
  • Regional Planning Governing Board, Vice Chair 
  • Reno-Sparks Joint Sewer Coordinating Committee
  • Sewer Appeals Committee
  • Sparks Senior Citizen’s Advisory Committee
  • Truckee River Flood Management Authority, Board of Directors 
  • Washoe County Senior Services, Board of Trustees
  • Western Regional Water Commission (appointed by TMWRF)