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City of Reno names new Director of Policy and Strategy

Post Date:01/16/2019 3:40 PM
The City of Reno has announced the hire of Dylan Shaver as the new Director of the Office of Policy and Strategy. Shaver will begin his employment with the City on Monday, January 28, 2019.

The Director of the Office of Policy and Strategy oversees strategic planning and ensuring progress on strategic goals, policy development, federal, state and local government affairs, special projects, and additional managerial support to the City Manager.

Shaver comes to the City of Reno from the Nevada Mining Association, where he was Vice President. In that role, he was a champion for Nevada’s mining industry before policymakers, community groups and the media.

“Mr. Shaver brings many years of Nevada political experience to the City of Reno,” City Manager Sabra Newby said. “Our work with the Nevada Legislature is of the utmost importance, and we are thrilled to welcome Dylan to lead that effort. His vast public affairs skills will be a huge asset for us as we prepare for the 2019 legislative session.”

“I’m excited to get to work for the City of Reno,” Shaver said. “Over the years I’ve been able to learn the ins and outs of Nevada’s unique political environment, and I look forward to applying this experience in my new role at the City. I thank Sabra and her team for having the confidence in me to help shape policy and get to work on the City’s top priorities, which include property tax restructuring, increasing affordable housing, and protecting quality of life for all of Reno’s residents.”

In his role with the Nevada Mining Association, Shaver oversaw the external-facing efforts of Nevada’s oldest STEM industry, directed the industry’s political and policy agenda, implemented the Strategic Plan and supervised contracts and staff in support of these efforts. He joined the Association in 2011 as Director of Public Affairs.

At the start of his career, Shaver was a policy analyst for the Speaker of the Nevada Assembly, focused on issues as diverse as public safety, taxes and education. Prior to joining the Nevada Mining Association, Shaver was a principal at The Perkins Company, a full-scale government affairs firm.
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