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Local attorney is newest Citizen Recognition Program recipient

Post Date:09/12/2018 12:07 PM

The City of Reno recognized Megan Rachow as its most recent Citizen Recognition Program recipient at the September 12, 2018 Reno City Council meeting.

“Congratulations to Megan from all of us at the City of Reno,” Vice Mayor Neoma Jardon said. “Megan has dedicated her life to keeping those who live in and visit Reno safe, and we are immensely grateful.”

Rachow is a longtime Reno resident who has dedicated her professional career to public service. In December 2008, she joined the United States Attorney's Office (USAO) for the District of Nevada as an Assistant United States Attorney, where she has prosecuted cases involving virtually all types of federal crime.

In 2015, Rachow was appointed to lead the Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) program initiative for the Reno Branch of the USAO. PSN is a Department of Justice initiative that focuses on reducing gun violence, violent crime and gang crime. In this position, Megan specializes in prosecuting crimes involving illegal firearms, arson, gangs and other violent crimes.

“These cases often involve some of the most dangerous offenders in Northern Nevada,” Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said. “Megan truly deserves this recognition. She has made the City of Reno a safer place for residents and visitors.”

The City of Reno will recognize a City Superhero each quarter at a regular Reno City Council meeting. 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. Nominations can be submitted online.