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Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve appointed Committee Chair at U.S. Conference of Mayors

Post Date:09/15/2017 12:21 PM

Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve was selected as Chair of the United States Conference of Mayors Standing Committee on Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment, and Sports (TAPES) this week. Mayor Schieve will be the first woman to Chair the committee in over 25 years.

The appointment was made by Conference President Mitch Landrieu, the Mayor of New Orleans and past Chair of TAPES.

“I am humbled and excited to follow Mayor Landrieu in leading this important committee,” said Mayor Schieve, “and I look forward to working with my fellow Mayors from across the country in developing federal policies that create vibrant communities.”

As the name of the committee indicates, the TAPES panel has a wide jurisdiction and will allow Mayor Schieve to share Reno’s attributes and challenges on a national stage. “I told Mayor Landrieu that Reno touches all of the letters in the TAPES acronym with gusto – a well-known tourist and gaming destination, world-class outdoor recreation, renowned art gatherings like Burning Man and Artown, and our love of the Aces, Reno 1868 FC, and the Wolfpack – we cover it all!” according to Mayor Schieve.

As a member of the Conference of Mayors leadership, Mayor Schieve will also participate in discussions surrounding other federal policies that impact Reno, such as immigration, health care, and federal spending in areas such as community development, law enforcement, and transportation.

The United States Conference of Mayors is the official non-partisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,408 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor.

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