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Human rights advocate is newest Citizen Recognition Program recipient

Post Date:12/05/2018 12:35 PM

The City of Reno recognized Meredith Tanzer as its most recent Citizen Recognition Program recipient at the December 5, 2018 Reno City Council meeting.

“Congratulations to Meredith from all of us at the City of Reno,” Reno City Councilmember Neoma Jardon said. “Meredith is a passionate and powerful advocate for many in our community.”

Tanzer is the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Our Center, Northern Nevada's only LGBTQ community center. She also coordinates the yearly Washoe County Homeless Youth Point in Time Count with Nevada Youth Empowerment Project (NYEP) and BOC Youth.

Tanzer is a resident artist at Reno Art Works, and was also heavily involved in the former arts and crafts boutique in downtown Reno known as La Bussola.

“Meredith is one of our important advocates for human rights in the City of Reno,” Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said. “Meredith truly deserves this recognition. She is a true city superhero, having touched so many people’s lives, hearts and memories.”

The City of Reno will recognize a City Superhero each quarter at a regular Reno City Council meeting. Past City Superheroes are as follows:

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

Visit for more information about the past honorees and the program. Nominations can be submitted online.