Winter Newsetter 2023

2023 Winter Newsletter


Sandra Ainsworth has dedicated the past 12 years to the residents and community of Sun Valley. She never imagined going into politics until residents of Sun Valley continually approached her to run after her husband Jim,

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Spring Newsletter 2022


Message From Your General Manager

After more than 25 years of working at the Sun Valley General Improvement District, I have decided it is time for me to retire.

I began my career at the District as a Service Technician and have been fortunate enough to work my way to becoming the General Manager.

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Winter Newsletter 2022


Congratulations To Our 2021 Community Service Award Winners

The District recognized Washoe County Commissioner Kitty Jung as one of this year’s Community Service Award recipients. Commissioner Jung was recognized for her generous donation of her Commissioner Discretionary funds to be used towards improvements at the Sun Valley Neighborhood Center.

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Spring Newsletter 2021

A Message From Your General Manager

Sun Valley General Improvement District (District) purchases all of its water from Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA)and distributes it to District customers. When TMWA approves a rate increase it affects the rate payers of Sun Valley and the operations of the District.

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Winter Newsletter 2021

Welcome Your 2021 SVGID Officers and Trustees

Sun Valley General Improvement District Board of Trustees 2021 board meetings on the second and fourth Thursday’s of each month with the exception of November and December due to holidays.

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Fall Pipeline 2020

Sun Valley Pool Upgrades

It was a very difficult decision for your Board of Trustees to cancel the 2020 pool season. However, we have used this time to repair and update the facility using the Recreation Fund.

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Summer Pipeline 2020

A Message From Your Board Of Trustees

Sun Valley General Improvement District understands these are trying times for some households experiencing financial hardships and some whose health was impacted due to COVID-19.

As our Governor continues to open our state back up,

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Winter Pipeline 2020

Washoe County Extra Mile Award

The Sun Valley General Improvement District doesn’t do things to get recognized, but it is nice when it happens. We are proud to be the recipient of the Washoe County Health District’s Extra Mile Award for unanimously voting to approve and implement a smoke and vape free environment at all of the Sun Valley Parks.

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Fall Pipeline 2019


Remembering – Garth Elliott

Sun Valley General Improvement District is saddened by the loss of one if its Trustees, Garth Elliott. Garth served the Sun Valley General Improvement District Board for 8 years.

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Spring Pipeline 2019


After a long wet winter, it is time to get outside and recreate. Parks are well maintained and a great place for all to enjoy.

Sun Valley Community Park is the District’s largest family park.

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Winter Pipeline 2019


Congratulations to Sandra & Susan on their re-election. The following Sun Valley General Improvement District Trustees were elected to serve as officers of the board for 2019; Sandra Ainsworth, Chair –

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Fall PipeLine 2018


The Sun Valley General Improvement District is proud to announce the following promotions:

Public Works Director, Jon Combs, was promoted to General Manager; Field Supervisor, Chris Melton, was promoted to Public Works Director;

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Summer PipeLine 2018


Darrin Price, Sun Valley General Improvement District General Manager, has retired from the District after 31 years on the job. Darrin was hired as an entry level Service Technician in 1987,

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Spring PipeLine 2018


The Robert and Norma Fink Sun Valley Pool opens for the season on Friday June 8th and will operate through August 5th.  Keep an eye on the website and Facebook page for information on swim lesson session dates,

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Winter Pipeline 2018


During the January 11, 2018 Sun Valley General Improvement District Board of Trustee Meeting, the Board voted on election of officers. The 2018 Sun Valley General Improvement District Officers are:

Chairperson –   

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Fall Newsletter 2017


The Sun Valley General Improvement District is celebrating 50 years of service to the Sun Valley Community, providing quality water, sewer, recreational and garbage services.

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Summer Newsletter 2017


The community of Sun Valley lost a great advocate last month as John Jackson passed away surrounded by his family. John spent his entire life doing for others and many in the community benefited from his passion and expertise in taking a complex issue and breaking it down into easy solutions.

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Spring Newsletter 2017


As the weather motivates us to get outside residents are invited to enjoy the Sun Valley parks. The District operates and maintains 4 parks including the Sun Valley Community Park that offers a basketball court,

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Winter Pipeline 2017


Congratulations to District Trustees Joseph Barstow and Garth Elliott, re-elected to the Sun Valley General Improvement District Board of Trustees for a new term of service. Congratulations and welcome to Sun Valley resident Carmen Ortiz,

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Fall PipeLine 2016


At its August 25th meeting the Sun Valley General Improvement District Board of Trustees adopted a Proclamation in support of law enforcement in the Truckee Meadows community. They also presented plaques to Washoe County Sheriff Chuck Allen and Nevada Highway Patrol,

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Summer PipeLine 2016

Free Movie In The Park

The District’s next movie in the park night will be held on Friday, July 15, 2016 at the Sun Valley Community Park beginning at 6pm. The festivities will include a BBQ,

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Spring Pipeline 2016

Recreation in Sun Valley Parks Mission: To provide recreational and outdoor opportunities while protecting and preserving the parks and surrounding properties natural beauty through a variety of recreational amenities. Pool Mission: To provide recreational swimming to Sun Valley residents and surrounding communities in a fun and relaxing facility for guests of all ages. Read More

Winter Pipeline 2016

2016 Election of Trustee Officers

During the January 14, 2016 board meeting, the Sun Valley General Improvement Trustees elected the following officers for 2016. Sandra Ainsworth – Chair, Susan Severt – Vice Chair, Margaret Reinhardt – Secretary,

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Fall Pipeline 2015

Thank you To All Recreation Sponsors

Sun Valley residents and others enjoyed free movies in the park this past summer and a fun pool season. The District wishes to thank the following sponsors for the generous donations to make Dive Into Summer,

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Summer Pipeline 2015

Water Use During A Drought

As we enter our 4th year of the drought many customers are concerned about water supply and what they can do to help. The Sun Valley General Improvement District buys water wholesale from the Truckee Meadows Water Authority (TMWA) who owns and operates the only water treatment plants in the Truckee Meadows.

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Spring Pipeline 2015


The Robert & Norma Fink Pool Complex opens Friday, June 12th and will operate through Sunday, August 9th. Swim lesson registration opens May 1, 2015 with the schedule to be determined.

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Winter Pipeline 2015


It is with pleasure we present the following trustees that will oversee the Sun Valley General Improvement District during 2015. Trustees Sandra Ainsworth and Garth Elliott were re-elected and Susan Severt was elected to serve the Sun Valley General Improvement District Board of Trustees.

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Fall Pipeline 2014

Customer Satisfaction Survey Summary – Thanks To Everyone That Participated!

Last year, the District conducted a Customer Satisfaction Survey. We are pleased to report these results, along with an explanation of some of the questions raised in the survey:
70% felt that their customer service experiences are above average;

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Summer Pipeline 2014

Summertime Fun

The Sun Valley Pool celebrated opening day, on the last day of school, with over 200 guests enjoying the sun and the pool. Local television stations came out to cover the event and everyone was very excited.

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Spring Pipeline 2014

Pool Season

The Sun Valley Robert and Norma Fink Pool Complex will open June 13, 2014. Operating hours are 12pm until 5pm Wednesday through Sunday, closed to the public on Monday and Tuesday. Daily admission for Youth and Seniors is $3.50,

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Winter Pipeline 2014

Message from the Chair/Sandra Ainsworth

On behalf of the Sun Valley General Improvement District Trustees, we are looking forward to this years’ events and activities in Sun Valley. We hope our customers are also looking forward to enjoying our Valley and all it has to offer.

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Fall Pipeline 2013

New District Billing Statements

The District has revised its billing statements and late notices based on the feedback we have received from customers, by adding additional information to the bills. We hope the following detail on the new look will assist customers in reading the statements and if you do have questions,

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Summer Pipeline 2013

Robert ”Bob” Fink 1929-2013

The Sun Valley community has lost a pioneer and icon when longtime resident and businessman, Robert (Bob) Fink passed on April 23, 2013. District Trustees and Staff express their heartfelt sympathy to Robert’s family.

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Spring Pipeline 2013

Meet the District’s Board of Trustees

Sandra Ainsworth, Chair

Garth Elliott, Vice Chair

Margaret Reinhardt, Secretary

Joe Barstow, Treasurer

Susan Severt, Trustee

New District Trustee

The Sun Valley General Improvement District is pleased to welcome Susan Severt to the District’s Board of Trustees.

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Winter Pipeline 2013

Congratulations! Re-elected and Newly Elected Trustees

Margaret Reinhardt, chairperson for the Sun Valley General Improvement District Board, has been reelected for a third term. She has led the board for the past two years as chairperson with professionalism,

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Fall Pipeline 2012

Parks & Recreation Customer Survey

The Sun Valley General Improvement District has developed a customer survey designed to find out what local residents would like to see at area parks and the pool, such as events and various activities not currently offered.

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Summer Pipeline 2012

Fun Sunday – Sun Valley’s Summer Event

Sun Valley’s Fun Sunday, the Valley’s summer event is being held this year on July 8 from 9am until 4pm. The day includes a Show & Shine car show,

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Spring Pipeline 2012

Volunteer at the Parks

Volunteering just feels good. It is also helpful to the community and to the upkeep of our parks in Sun Valley. The District is encouraging residents, groups and organizations to volunteer and assist the District with our neighborhood parks,

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Winter Pipeline 2012

The Wish Tree Grants over 400 Wishes to Sun Valley Children

This past holiday season, the Sun Valley Wish Tree through the efforts of many individuals and businesses in Sun Valley and beyond was able to grant wishes to children in the Valley that may have not received anything this year.

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