2017 Upcoming Events
 
March 11-15, 2017 
National League of Cities Congressional Cities Conference March 11-15, 2017, Washington DC
 
April 27, 2017
Local Government Legislative Day at the Legislature and Reception at the Governor's Mansion
 
October 10-12, 2017
NLC&M Annual Conference 
City of Mesquite
 
November 15-18, 2017
National League of Cities
City Summit, Charlotte, NC 

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Sarah Lindsay & Kelly Boggs
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What's Happening around the League
February 28th was Mayors Day at the Legislature.    League President, Mayor Geno Martini, and Chair of the League's Council of Mayors and Chairs,  Mayor Bob Crowell, and Mayor John Lee, City of North Las Vegas addressed the Assembly Government Affairs Committee.   We also had meetings with legislative leadership as well as the Governor's Chief of Staff Mark Willden and  Lt. Governor Mark Hutchison. We would like to thank the Mayors for taking the time to represent their cities at the Legislature.  

Mr. Wes Henderson, Executive Director,  was appointed to represent municipalities on the Governor's Task Force on the Implementation of Question 2: The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana by Executive Order. 

The Board of Directors met on January 30, 2017 in Reno. 
Natalie Yanish_ Gerri Schroder and Attorney General Adam Laxalt
Attorn ey General Adam Laxalt executed the Administration of Oath of Office for President Geno Martini, Vice President Natalie Yanish and Secretary/Treasurer Gerri Schroder. 

We had presentations regarding the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture Rural Development Programs in Nevada by Ms. Sarah Adler and Mr. Herb Shedd, USDA Rural Development and Senator Tick Segerblom regarding the Legalization of Recreational Marijuana in Nevada.

The Board also approved the following; NLC&M new logos, partnership with Emerald Data Solutions, adopt theme and dates for the 2017 Nevada City Council Meeting and a League policy regarding the request for temporary reductions of dues. 

Our annual trip to Washington, DC is rapidly approaching.  The National League of Cities' Congressional Cities Conference is March 11 - 15.  We have meetings scheduled with all the members of our Congressional Delegation. Some of the important issues we will address will include Marijuana Banking, Removal of Marijuana from Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act, Police Body Cameras, and Public Lands Transfers for Public Purposes/Economic Development.  Registration is still open if you would like to attend and help add N evada's voice to the conversations that develop national municipal policies.



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Mayor and County Recognition Day for National Service
National Service makes an imprint on Nevada in so many ways. From the AmeriCorps members and Senior Corps (RSVP, Senior Companion and Foster Grandparent ) participants to the organizations that commit to managing these federal programs in rural and urban areas, the benefit to Nevada communities and its citizens are powerful.  

I hope you  will join us in recognizing the value the national service members and nonprofit organizations as leaders in applying citizen service aka national service and volunteerism to meet locally identified needs by signing on for the  

All you need to do to be part of this national 'Thank you' and recognition day is sign up here or call the CNCS State office at 775-784-7474.  Share your support of national service on April 4, 2017 on social media. Tag it   #Mayors4Service, #County4Service, #Nvvolunteers

Find out more about how leaders are recognizing this day across the country at   Corporation for National and Community Service resources !


Program pushes injured Veterans out of their comfort zone and into the mountains
City of Reno, Newsroom
 
Experiencing a life-altering injury in the name of duty for the U.S. military comes with two forms of pain - physical and emotional.

The High Fives Foundation in Truckee, California and the City of Reno's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department in Reno have teamed up to host a program called Military to the Mountains.

Seven injured Veterans are trained for nine weeks at the Evelyn Mount Northeast Community Center and Double Diamond Athletic Club, preparing them for a week of skiing at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows in California from April 3 to April 9, 2017. The Veterans are instructed by members of the Achieve Tahoe adaptive ski program.

"The City of Reno is stoked to be a part of this inspiring program," said April Wolfe, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist for the City of Reno. "The motivated group of Veterans are putting the work in, supporting each other to get physically and mentally prepared for an epic week on snow."

The entire effort is completely organized and funded by the High Fives Foundation, whose mission is to provide resources and inspiration to mountain action sports athletes with life-altering injuries.

"I actually attempted post-injury skiing for the first time earlier this season, and I really struggled," said Air Force Veteran Shay Hampton. "I can already see how the nine weeks of training will translate to the snow. I can't wait to get back out there!"

In 2015, Military to the Mountains inspired Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows ski resort located in the Lake Tahoe area of California to join the program. The resort now provides a Silver Tahoe Super Pass to military personnel, along with a note of appreciation and a challenge coin for a donation of $25, of which all proceeds support the Military to the Mountains program and 22Kill, an organization working to raise awareness to the suicide epidemic that is plaguing U.S. Veterans, including education on mental health issues such as PTSD.

"We're dedicated to improving the physical and emotional health of US Veterans," said Roy Tuscany, executive director of the High Fives Foundation. "It's been an extremely rewarding opportunity to bring all of these organizations together to honor these men and women who have been injured serving our country."

Watch and share last year's Military to the Mountains video recap: https://vimeo.com/185727081.