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Nominate your City Superheroes in the Citizen Recognition Program

Post Date:08/09/2018 10:51 AM

The City of Reno’s Citizen Recognition Program, which was put on hold for the year-long Reno People Project, is back!

Do you know a person who’s making a positive impact in The Biggest Little City? The City of Reno encourages you to help us recognize City Superheroes as part of the Citizen Recognition Program, established in 2016 to celebrate citizens who are leading the way and selflessly adding to the richness of our city.

“We want to recognize people who are genuinely making a difference in our community,” said Reno Vice Mayor Neoma Jardon, who initiated the Citizen Recognition Program. “We’re looking for people who put Reno first and make it a better place to live, work and recreate.”

Nominations can be submitted online at Individuals or businesses who give back to their community through charitable or civic contributions that help make Reno a community that residents are proud to call home are eligible.

Whether it’s through public comment, Neighborhood Advisory Board participation or direct service to the community, representatives from the City of Reno hope that recognizing people for engaging with their community will inspire others to give back, too.

The City of Reno will recognize a City Superhero each quarter at a regular Reno City Council meeting. The next recognition is scheduled to occur on September 12, 2018. Nominations for this quarter are due August 31, 2018.

Past City Superheroes are as follows:

  • Ed Ferrell and his dog, Waldo: Renown volunteers
  • Monica DuPea: Director, Nevada Youth Empowerment Project (NYEP)
  • Henry "Hank" Sosnowski: Professor, Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Ken Krater: Chair, Operation Downtown
  • Carol Reitz: Founder, JUSTin Hope Foundation

Visit for more information about the past honorees and the program.