Biggest Little City

Community Engagement Program


The City recently launched a new Community Engagement Program. So what exactly is community engagement? Community engagement is the act of you and your neighbors constructively sharing ideas and valuable feedback about our community. Community engagement is a vital part of the democratic process and is essential to evolving our community. 

We want to know what you #thinkreno can be to help us create a new vision for our city. Learn more about how your ideas matter by reading our latest blog article. You can share your ideas by attending a community forum, starting a discussion at, or staying informed and engaged through our social media channels. Check out the word cloud below based on #thinkreno ideas we've received so far!


Be the change you want to see in the #biggestlittlecity and start engaging across the following platforms:

Community Outreach for August 

As part of our ongoing citizen engagement program, City Council Members and staff will attend various "homegrown" events throughout August to meet with citizens. Residents are encouraged to stop by, say hello and ask questions. Information on city services and programs will be available. Below is the scheduled outreach:

August 11 

Aces Ballpark Locals Night, 6-8 p.m.                       

August 16

The Summit Farmer’s Market, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.            

Riverwalk Merchants Association Wine Walk, 2 - 5 p.m.

August 23                   

Village Shopping Center Farmer’s Market, 8am – 1pm             

August 27

State of the City, 11 a.m.                   

Citizens will have the opportunity to meet with all Council Members after City Manager Clinger’s address to mix and mingle with their Council Members prior to the Council meeting. Snacks and beverages will be available.

August 27                     

North Valleys High School Open House, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.        

Citizens who cannot attend in person, but would still like to get more involved are encouraged to share their ideas at and to use the #thinkreno hashtag on social media.

Think Reno Idea Portal 

This is your online forum to post big ideas, engage with other citizens about their ideas and provide your feedback on forums relating to City issues and initiatives. Visit to participate in ongoing conversations about the future of our neighborhoods and community. 

Social Media

Social media is one of the quickest ways to learn the latest news and share your thoughts on community issues. Please click on the icons below to visit follow and like us! Check out hashtags #biggestlittlecity and #thinkreno.

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Hot Topic Meetings 

These will be scheduled on an as needed when there’s a time-sensitive issue to talk about. Hot Topic Meeting dates will be posted on Reno.Gov. Sign-up for our Reno Connect newsletter to receive instant updates.

City of Reno Mobile App 

Our Reno Direct call center is great, but there are times when you just can’t pick up a phone to make a call, or you want to include a picture with your request. We have a new City of Reno smartphone app that lets you report an issue and send a photo on the fly. It’s a free app you can download at the iTunes or Google online app stores.

Reno Citizens Institute

This is a free, annual program that lasts for eight weeks. You'll learn all about city government and the services we provide. You’ll meet department leaders, visit City facilities like fire stations, the Regional Emergency Operations Center and the Public Works Corporation Yard. You may even get to meet one of our hard working four legged officers.

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