Downtown Reno Business Improvement District (BID) Board of Directors Application

The proposed Downtown Reno Business Improvement District (BID) is a special taxing district encompassing the core of the downtown Reno area.  The Downtown Reno Business Improvement district will be governed by a Board of Directors comprised of private and public representatives.  Pursuant to a recommendation by the Progressive Urban Management Alliance (PUMA), a Formation and Nominating committee has been organized to facilitate the initial organization of the downtown management organization.  Committee members are volunteers with a broad range of interests and backgrounds connected to the core area of downtown Reno. The initial Directors shall be elected by the Formation and Nominating Committee.  Thereafter, Directors shall be elected or appointed by the Board from a slate nominated by the Executive Committee, and the Board may provide the Executive Committee with any guidance it may have to facilitate the consideration of potential new Directors.

The Board of Directors will be comprised of persons representing various geographic and business interests, described below.  Applicants may qualify for multiple positions, but may only hold one seat and are asked to check all positions that they qualify and for which they seek to apply.

BID – Board of Directors Application


KTMB’s Great Community Cleanup!

Volunteer for KTMB’s Great Community Cleanup!
May 6, 2017
8:00 AM to Noon


Regional Alliance for Downtown and keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful have teamed up to sponsor a Great Community Cleanup Day!

Since 2004, KTMB has organized the Truckee River Cleanup Day where volunteers come together to keep our Truckee River clean and pristine for all to enjoy. Cleanup and beautification project span from Verdi to Lockwood, and also include river tributaries. Projects include storm-drain stenciling, litter pickup, graffiti removal, in-the-river trash removal (by kayakers and flyfishers), weed pulling and park beautification projects.


RAD Toasts Roberta Ross

RAD Toasts Roberta Ross

Thursday, January 19, 2017
4:30-7:00 pm
Please join The Regional Alliance for Downtown (RAD)
for a special evening with members, & friends,
January 19th starting at 4:30 pm.

The evening will celebrate the future of RAD and Roberta Ross, RAD Board member and longtime community stakeholder.
Mix and mingle with RAD members and enjoy wine
and hors d’oeuvres.

Liberty Food & Wine Exchange
100 North Sierra Street

Across the Street in the Parking Galleria Enter on First Street

Reservations Required:
Free hors d’oeuvres and first glass of wine for guests.

Hosted by:
Regional Alliance for Downtown, Eldorado Resorts
and Roberta Ross


Roundtable Discussion with Councilwoman Neoma Jardon

Regional Alliance for Downtown Welcomes City of Reno Councilwoman Neoma Jardon, representing Ward 5 to a Roundtable discussion dedicated to topics that affect downtown.

Thursday, June 16, 2016
Registration: 7:30am
Presentation and Q&A: 8:00-9:00

FREE – Members
$20.00 – Non Members

Wells Fargo Building / Basin Street Properties
200 South Virginia Street, Suite 200
Reno, NV 89501

Coffee & Danishes Provided.
Tickets are limited to 75 guests.

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April 12 – Bridge Party

Your invited to a day of celebration of the new
Virginia Street Bridge Project

Virginia Street Bridge Ribbon Cutting
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Please join us in celebrating the opening of the new bridge
with Mayor Schieve, the Reno City Council,
project partners and friends.

Champagne Toast and Community Mixer
Hosted By Regional Alliance for Downtown & Wild River Grille

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.

The restaurant will celebrate its striking new vista
with complimentary glass of champagne and light refreshments

5 p.m. – Special Guest Speakers
Councilwoman Naomi Duerr & Historian Alicia Barber

Book signing by the authors of
“The History of Riverwalk District.”


Meet us at 7:45 p.m. at Sierra Street for the Historic Bridge Lighting
Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at 8 p.m.
followed by a commemorative champagne toast at Wild River Grille


March 2016 – President’s Letter

Darrell_CliftonDowntown Reno has been a busy and exciting place so far this year and the Regional Alliance for Downtown (RAD) is equally busy keeping track of all the new developments. It is our 2016 goal to continue to ensure that you; our members and partners are staying well informed on a monthly basis about the interesting improvements being made as well as items that may concern those of us that live, work and play Downtown.

In February, a business owner came before the City requesting to lease or buy a portion of the public West Street Plaza. (South side of First Street between West and Arlington). RAD spent over a year speaking to stakeholders and City officials as well as neighbors and those who would be most impacted. We also researched specific business practices of the proposed lessee and determined that the transaction would likely have a negative impact on Downtown. RAD wrote a letter outlining its opposition and voiced our concerns to City Council members. As a result of RAD’s voice and constructive reputation with the community, the Council unanimously opposed approval of the lease until the applicant could resolve its issues.

RAD’s members on the Downtown Special Assessment District Police committee have been looking at Calls for Service at all downtown motels and weekly residences. We have already seen and expect to find that some locations put a disproportional drain on city services and contribute to blight, crime and standard of living downtown. We will continue shining light on these troublesome properties.

In February, Reno lost one of its jewels. Marion Hose died due to complications from a life-long disability. Anyone that knows her knows that she was a strong and intelligent individual and a tremendous part of the Downtowns ongoing revitalization efforts. Marion was a successful businesswoman and mother, and cared more for her friends, community and children than anyone we know. Her impact on the growth and success of Reno is only over-shadowed by her generosity to the community, her friends, and the Arts. Mayor Schieve told members of RAD that a proclamation in Marion’s honor would be made at a March City Council meeting. We will miss our RAD board member and friend, Marion Hose.

Also in February, RAD hosted a presentation by Urban Development expert Cynthia Albright. Cynthia drew a large crowd and generated much interest in how our downtown and other cities have and can design their environments to be attractive, safe, and efficient. This event took place at the basement of the “old” “new” Post Office on Virginia. This was a great opportunity to meet up with neighbors and network with new friends while getting a glimpse at one of the exciting new venues downtown.