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Ward 1

Council Member Donald Abbott

Donald Abbott was elected to his first term serving the City and residents of Ward 1 in November of 2016 and reelected in November 2020.  He is the first millennial and youngest person to serve on the Sparks City Council. 

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 dual degrees in renewable energy and heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC). He began his career working for a local HVAC company while still in high school and, after graduating, taught HVAC classes at Truckee Meadows Community College. Donald owns and operates his own photography company, AbbottOgraphy and is a substitute teacher for the Washoe County School District which has presented ample opportunities for him to teach at his alma mater, Sparks High School.

An avid history lover, Donald is proud to serve as a Sparks Heritage Museum board member. He is also an active community volunteer with 39 North and previously served on the Sparks Citizens Advisory Committee. Donald is also very passionate about senior citizen topics and advocated to get the newly-formed Sparks Senior Citizens Advisory Committee up and running.

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

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  • Debt Management Commission, alternate
  • Parks & Recreation Commission
  • 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