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. In a unanimous vote, the Washoe County Commissioners appointed Susan to the position formally held by Trustee Linda Woodland who recently moved from the area. A long time Sun Valley resident Susan has been a community activist creating programs and various services for local youth and their families. She brings a solid commitment to the residents of Sun Valley and her knowledge and experience is a welcome addition to the Board. Welcome Susan!

Keep Truckee Meadows Clean

The Annual Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Great Clean-Up will be held this year on Saturday May 11, 2013. Volunteers are needed; for more information visit the “Announcements” tab on the District’s website

Safe Kid’s Health Fair

This years’ Kid’s Health Fair is being held on Saturday May 18, 2013 at the Sun Valley Neighborhood Center, located at the Sun Valley Community Park. The fair will be held from 10am until 1pm and will provide childhood immunizations, and recommended vaccines for seniors and uninsured adults. A live remote from KOZZ will highlight the day.

Parks And Recreation Update

The following are the summarized results of the most desired programs and events that respondents provided during the recreation survey that was conducted from August 2012 through October 2012: District staff is working toward expanding recreational programs and events for the Sun Valley community in the near future. If you are a local crafter, farmer, musician, fitness/wellness instructor, or similar and may be interested in participating in future programs/events, we would like to hear from you! Please contact the District at (775) 673-2220 or visit the “Contact Us” tab on the website and share with us your talent.

Top 3 Most Desired Recreation Programs:
1st: Adult fitness/wellness programs and water
fitness programs
2nd: Adult education programs
3rd: Senior adult fitness/wellness

Top 3 Most Desired Events:
1st: Farmers Market
2nd: Concert in the park and Craft Fair
3rd: Movie in the park

Phone – In Payments

The office is pleased to announce that effective January 16, 2013, we are able to offer the option to all customers to phone in their credit/ debit card payments during regular office hours 8am-5pm Monday thru Friday. The $1 per transaction fee still applies.

Paintball Park Survey

The District is soliciting feedback from the community regarding how you feel about a potential paintball park at the Sun Valley Community Park. Please participate in our survey, which is available in the office and under the ‘Survey’ tab on the District website www.

Dog Stations

In an effort to keep our parks clean and safe for everyone to use, SVGID has begun installing dog stations at our parks. The dog stations will be placed at all park sites to encourage dog owners to pick up after their pets. The parks are here for all to use and enjoy. Kids and adults who use the grass areas for recreation should not have to worry about coming in contact with dog feces because someone has chosen not to pick up after their dogs. Pet waste can causes illness to people and other pets. Please be responsible pet owners by using the Mutt Mitts provided at the dog stations and assist us in keeping the parks clean and sanitary for all users. Dogs are not allowed on sports fields.

2013 Pool Season

The District is gearing up for the 2013 pool season. The Sun Valley Norma G. Fink Pool Complex is scheduled to open up to the public on Thursday June 6th to kick off summer break. The pool will be open for public swimming Wednesday to Sunday from 12pm to 5pm with swim lessons being offered in the mornings and evenings. Sun Valley GID maintains and operates the pool and parks for the community and we encourage everyone to come out and enjoy them. For more information on the pool, swim lessons or any other GID facility you can contact us at (775) 673-2220.

Swim Lessons

A variety of swim lessons will be offered based on various swim levels. Early swim lesson sign ups will begin on May 1st for the 2013 pool season. Call the District at (775) 673-2220 for additional information.

Lifeguards Needed

Sun Valley GID is accepting applications to fill our lifeguard staff for the upcoming 2013 season. This is a seasonal non-benefited position. Previous lifeguard experience and certification are preferred. Applications will be accepted until filled. For more information contact the District at (775) 673-2220 or go to the ‘Contact Us’ tab on the District website at

Upcoming Events:

April 13, 2013 Green Sweep Recycling

May 11, 2013 Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Great Clean Up

May 18, 2013 Safe Kid’s Health Fair

May 27, 2013 Memorial Day Holiday

June 6, 2013 Sun Valley Norma G. Fink Pool Complex Opening Visit the District website www.svgid. com for upcoming events under the “Announcements” tab.

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