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. Thanks to a professional team of lifeguards, everything went smoothly. A free swim day on June 21 was also a hit and was sponsored by the Robert & Norma Fink family. Thank you for your continued generosity.

Dive Into Summer Recap

On the same day the pool opened, the District’s 2nd Annual “Dive into Summer” event continued to celebrate the day with a barbeque, crafts, raffle prizes and at dark the movie FROZEN was shown. 300 local residents came out to enjoy the fun and the movie. A big thank you to all of the sponsors that provided raffle prizes which included free dining, overnight hotel stays, local casino shows and much more. We look forward to the next movie in the park scheduled during the Summer Blowout Friday August 8, with details to follow.

Community Service Awards

Annually the District recognizes individuals, businesses and organizations whose efforts contribute significantly to the benefit of the residents of Sun Valley. The 2014 Sun Valley Community Service Award recipients are Western Nevada Supply, Summit Christian Church, Sun Valley Cal Ripken Baseball League, and Bill Ware with Washoe County Regional Parks and Open Space. Congratulations and thank you for making a difference in Sun Valley.

Message From Sandra Ainsworth, District Trustee & Chair

I am hoping you are all enjoying Summer in Sun Valley. The Valley has a lot to offer from our parks to the Robert & Norma Fink Pool Complex, senior activities at the Neighborhood Center and special events highlighting activities for families. As a longtime resident of Sun Valley, my husband Jim and I have raised our children here and now we enjoy their children as proud grandparents. As residents and District customers we understand the various issues in the Valley, such as traffic, safety, business development and safe neighborhoods. As a trustee, I work with the other District trustees to see that the District provides the absolute best service to our customers, and along with our services, the highest quality of water. We monitor water rates and in doing so we also encourage our residents and businesses to conserve water however they can. Our goal on the board is to serve our customers, and help them however we can. I personally have been honored to serve as Chairperson for the District Board of Trustees. I encourage our customers to try and attend one or more of our board meetings. We are very interested in what you have to say. Our meetings are held every second and fourth Thursday at 6 pm and are held at the District board room located at 5000 Sun Valley Blvd. I look forward to seeing you. – Sandra Ainsworth, District Trustee and Chairperson SVGID

“Snapped” in Sun Valley Photo Contest

If you have a favorite place in Sun Valley or something that captures what Sun Valley means to you – snap a photo on your camera, your smart phone or on Instagram and send it in to the District. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place. Contest rules: the photo must have been taken in Sun Valley; one submittal per person; must be a Sun Valley resident and District customer and if 18 years or younger, requires parental or legal guardian consent. Winning photos will be on display at the District office at 5000 Sun Valley Blvd. Send your selected image to jmerritt@svgid. com before October 31, 2014.

New Software Upgrade

The District will be upgrading its utility billing and accounting software from Friday, September 12, 2014 through Monday, September 15, 2014 which will restrict the use of the software system. Although the office will remain open on Friday 9/12 and Monday 9/15, customers will only be able to make inquiries on their accounts; no payments, arrangements, applications, disconnections or other similar transactions will be processed on these days. We anticipate this process to go smoothly and apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

A Dog Park In Sun Valley?

Local residents have inquired about the possibility of having a fenced dog park in Sun Valley. The District values customer input and would like you to participate in a survey regarding a potential dog park. Please visit the District’s website at to complete the survey.

Message From District General Manager

Many of our local residents are enjoying the parks and recreation offered here in the Valley. There is more to do now than ever. The Robert & Norma Fink Pool complex offers public swimming, swim lessons and lap swimming. The public can also reserve the pool for special events. Check out our website for times and days of operation and see what works for you. Go to The District is committed to bringing family oriented events to our residents such as the District sponsored Dive into Summer event which is highlighted by a free movie in the park. We also encourage local residents to volunteer in our parks and in other areas. Volunteering in the community is a win win for everyone. You can also find information about volunteering on our website. Enjoy your summer in Sun Valley and take pride in your community. – Darrin Price, General Manager SVGID