In October of 2017, Rebecca Venis was appointed as Director of the Office of Communications and Community Engagement and is responsible for informing and engaging the citizens of Reno with openness and transparency.
Rebecca has been in the communications industry in Reno for 25 years and brings experience in both the public and private sectors. She has worked with a variety of organizations including the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority, University of Nevada Athletics, the Bauserman Group, and the Reno Gazette-Journal.
Most recently, Rebecca served as the Manager of Air Service Development and Marketing for the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority for almost seven years. During her time at the Authority, Rebecca developed innovative programs to engage the local community and grow air service access for the Reno-Tahoe region.
Rebecca is passionate about encouraging citizen participation in local government, promoting healthy lifestyles and preparing children for the future and serves as a board member for Pathways to Aviation, a local non-profit that is working to inspire and engage Nevada youth in the aviation industry.
Rebecca received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Nevada, Reno with minors in Women’s Studies and Business Administration.
When she’s not in the office, you can find Rebecca spending time with her family participating in one of the many outdoor activities the Reno-Tahoe region has to offer.