Meet the Downtown Reno Partnership’s boards

The Downtown Reno Partnership management team has two boards: a board of directors who make major decisions and give direction and a board of advisors who provide feedback and information. The board meets once per month at different locations. Learn more about meetings and read documents here.

Board of directors

Our 17 board of directors are made up of business and property owners, politicians, residents and commercial tenants that represent elements of downtown Reno. Board members have staggered terms of one, two and three years long. They control major direction of the nonprofit.

The Downtown Reno Partnership holds monthly board meetings on the third Thursday of every month at 9 a.m. The location changes each month, so please check the event posting for locations. The advisory board meeting is every quarter combined with the board of directors (held March, June, September and December). Board agendas will be posted 24 hours prior to meetings. Click the event posting to view the most recent agenda.

We currently have an opening for the board member who represents our Entertainment District. Entertainment District candidates are a person representing an owner of property or the owner of a property located within the portion of the BID north of First Street, between Arlington Avenue and Lake Street. Download the below application, fill it out and follow the submission instructions to email it to the current board chair.

Application deadline: July 23, 2021
Candidate nomination: Aug. 12, 2021
Board vote: Aug. 19, 2021

Board Application
Board Bylaws

Upcoming board meetings

Par Tolles
Par TollesBoard Chair and President of Tolles Development Co.
Representing: Commercial Tenants
Chris Shanks
Chris ShanksBoard Vice Chair and Dickson Commercial realtor, owner of The Depot Craft Brewery-Distillery and Louis Basque Corner
Representing: Innovation district
Mike Rossman
Mike RossmanBoard Treasurer and Basin Street Properties
Representing: High assessed properties
Tony Marini
Tony MariniVice President of Operations & Guest Experience at THE ROW
Representing: High assessed properties
Eric Lerude
Eric LerudePresident of Race 178 and resident at The Montage
Representing: Residents
Kaya Stanley
Kaya StanleyCo-Owner of Old Granite Street Eatery and Rounds Bakery
Representing: Small property owner
Jonathan Boulware
Jonathan BoulwareVice President of Nevada operations at Jacobs Entertainment
Representing: Northwest district
Sharon Chamberlain
Sharon ChamberlainCEO of Northern Nevada HOPES Hospital
Representing: Nonprofit sector
Eric Edelstein
Eric EdelsteinPresident at Reno Aces Baseball and Reno 1868 FC
Representing: Arts, culture and entertainment industry
Jim Gallaway
Jim GallawayResident of the Palladio condominium tower
Representing: Residents
Brent Lovett
Brent LovettDirector of Design and Construction at Luxe Industries
Representing: Entertainment District
Britton Griffith
Britton GriffithVice President of Reno Engineering & President of Riverwalk District
Representing: Riverwalk district
Neoma Jardon
Neoma JardonReno City Council Member
Representing: City of Reno representative
Tiffany Coury
Tiffany CouryCEO of Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center
Representing: High assessed properties
Alexis Hill
Alexis HillWashoe County Commissioner
Representing: Washoe County representative
Steven T. Polikalas
Steven T. PolikalasAttorney at law
Representing: Regional Alliance for Downtown
Past President, Regional Alliance for Downtown
Past President, Downtown Improvement Association
Patricia Richard
Patricia RichardChief of Staff to UNR President Brian Sandoval
Representing: University of Nevada, Reno

Board of advisors

The Downtown Reno Partnership also has a board of advisors from the community who help give feedback to our progress.

  1. Ann Silver, Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce
  2. Aric Jensen, City of Reno
  3. Arlo Stockham, City of Reno
  4. Bill Thomas, RTC Executive Director
  5. David Cochran, City of Reno Fire Dept.
  6. Monica Cochran, City of Reno Housing
  7. Bryan Heller, City of Reno Public Works
  8. Pat Cashell, Community Assistance Center
  9. Mike Kazmierski, EDAWN
  10. Oliver Miller, Reno Police Dept.
  11. JD Klippenstein, Spiritual Community ACTIONN
  12. Amber Howell, Washoe County Human Services Agency
  13. Ken Krater, Krater Consulting Group
  14. Cindy Carano, Eldorado Casino Resorts
  15. Doug Thornley, City of Reno City Manager