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Reno People Project

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Reno City Council circa 1900s

Do you know someone, past or present, who has made a positive impact on our city? The City of Reno is celebrating our sesquicentennial from May 2017 to May 2018, and we want to know who has helped create The Biggest Little City. From the first Founder’s Day to the most recent graduating classes, there are extraordinary people, “Reno People”, who helped build this City, create its character and move it forward.

The Reno People Project is a way to tell 150 stories about some of the people that make up our unique community history.

We invite you to submit a nomination for a past/present Reno citizen who has contributed to the City of Reno’s history. Nominations must include a short (250 word maximum) biography of the nominee, their efforts and the reasons you’d like their story included. Including a photograph of the nominee is recommended. 

Nomination Sample Categories: (not limited to)

  • Arts/Culture/Theater
  • Innovator
  • Builder
  • Military
  • Business 
  • Philanthropist
  • Civic Leader/Activist
  • Resident
  • Educator/Student
  • Sports
  • Entrepreneur


  • Past and present residents who have made a difference in the City’s development, ambiance, uniqueness, culture, innovation, and history over the last 150 years. (1867-2017)
  • Nominee must live or have lived in the City of Reno
  • Narrative of biography and contributions of nominee
  • You may nominate yourself or others

Nomination deadline is March 1, 2018

Nominate someone for Reno People Sesquicentennial Project

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