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, raffle prizes, concessions and extended pool hours until 7pm. The feature film “Goosebumps”, will be shown at dark. The park can sometimes get chilly at night

so please be prepared with a jacket or blanket. Service dogs only allowed and no alcoholic beverages permitted.

Swim Lessons Still Available

Swim lessons are going strong at the pool this summer! There is still room left in some of the lessons for the 3rd session which runs from July 27th to August 6th. You can register your child at the District office Monday through Friday between 8am and 5pm or at the pool Wednesday through Sunday between 12pm and 5pm.

Dive Into Summer Event Recap

This year’s 4th Annual Dive Into Summer event was very successful. The pool opened with extended hours and included a barbecue and the movie “Inside Out”. Over 175 local families enjoyed the festivities and the movie.

Swimming Pool Closed For The Season

Because Washoe County schools go back in session on Monday, August 8th this year, the pool’s last day of operation will be on Sunday, August 7th. The District would like to keep the pool open after school is back in session, but historical attendance data has shown that attendance declines so low when school begins that it is not financially responsible to keep the pool open after this time. The District invites you to enjoy the remaining weeks of the pool during normal pool hours Wednesday through Sunday 12pm to 5pm.

Community Service Award Nominations

The Sun Valley community is encouraged to nominate local people and/or businesses that go above and beyond to improve the quality of life in Sun Valley and its residents. The annual award is designed to recognize those efforts with a plaque and presentation by the Sun Valley General Improvement District Trustees. Deadline for entries is September 30, 2016. Please send your nominations to

Water Quality Report

The Sun Valley General Improvement District is proud that our drinking water continues to  meet all state and federal drinking water quality standards. We know how important it is to our customers to have high quality drinking water and we take that very seriously. Our mission at the District is to always provide high quality water at a reasonable value and to provide the highest level of customer service and support. To view the 2016 Sun Valley General Improvement District Water Quality Report please visit or you can obtain a printed report by contacting the Public Works Director, Jon Combs at (775) 673-2220.

Photo Contest/Rules and Deadline

You are invited to use your photography skills and enter the District’s annual photo contest. Contest rules are the subject of the photo needs to be photographed in Sun Valley and District customers only can submit. Chas Prizes for 1sr place, 2nd place, and 3rd place and the photos are displayed at the District’s office. Deadline to enter is September 20, 2016. Please send to

Sandra Ainsworth – District Trustee and Chair

Sandra Ainsworth, District Trustee and Chairperson, has been a Sun Valley resident for more than 42 years and a proud graduate of Sparks High School. She and her husband Jim have raised their family here while Sandra owned and operated the Sun Valley Launderette for 10 years and the contract post office in the launderette until 1984. Following that she went on to work for the J.C. Penney Outlet store in management for 15 years and then happily retired. Sandra was also active in the L.D.S. Church for 25 years serving mostly in the young women’s programs. As a stand out citizen of Sun Valley she decided to go a step further and run for public office, as a trustee for the General Improvement District, in 2010. Following her election she set out to keep the rates as low as possible while seeing that the District is run in a professional and business – like manner. She was humbled again when Sun Valley voters once more demonstrated their trust in her to oversee their interest in the Sun Valley General Improvement District and elected her to a second term.

Sandra has served on various committees and commissions to represent the people of Sun Valley. She has served as past Chair of the Washoe County Debt Management Commission, the Secretary Treasurer of the Western Regional Water Commission and also sat on the Joint Legislative Subcommittee of  the W.R.W.C. while the Legislature was in session. The District has made much progress over the past 6 years, including partnering with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful (KTMB) and their events, the new building at Gepford Park, a new professionally sanctioned BMX track, District sponsored Movies in the Park and other family based activities. “My ongoing goal is for Sun Valley to stay the kind of place people are proud to call home as I have for the past 42 years,” she said with a big smile.

Service Fees

Why does the District charge a service fee to use a credit/debit card or electronic check payment? This is a question that is often asked by customers. The answer to it is that the District is charged service fees by the bank and merchant company that supports the card being used. These fees vary by bank and by what type of card is used, and are governed by rules & regulations that do not allow the District to “make money” on these service fees collected. That is why the fee has changed over the years, to ensure that the total fees collected truly cover the cost of the transactions and are a break even situation. We wish to remind customers that there are no fees collected when paying by cash, check or money order or if you are setup with auto pay. For more information, please contact the District office 775-673-2220.

Dates to Remember

  • September 5 -Labor Day (District office closed)

The Board of Trustees meet every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month except for November and December. The public is encouraged to attend. For more information contact the District Office 775-673-2220. For additional information visit the District website at