LAKE TAHOE Calif. and Nev. – May 12, 2014 – The Tahoe Fund today announced the election of Katy Simon to its board of directors. Simon recently retired from a distinguished career in public service, most recently as the Washoe County Manager, a position she held for 15 years. She has a deep connection to Lake Tahoe, starting with her first job at the Northstar ski resort more than 30 years ago.
“Katy brings an incredible level of passion and history of community service to our organization,” said Tim Cashman, Chair of the Board. “We are honored to have her join our efforts to restore and enhance the Tahoe environment.”
“Tahoe has always been an incredibly special place to me,” said Simon. “I look forward to working with this wonderful board of directors to increase the impact of the organization to help preserve something that means so much to so many.”
Simon has been a tireless supporter of community organizations, serving on the boards of the United Way, the Children’s Cabinet, the Nevada Land Trust, Truckee Meadows Tomorrow, Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, Truckee Meadows Community College Foundation Board, Sierra Arts Foundation Board, Nevada Women’s Fund, and the Truckee Alliance for the Musical Arts (TAMA).She was recently named a Senior Consultant with International City/County Management Association, and serves on the faculty and as an Innovation Mentor for the Alliance for Innovation’s national Innovation Academy. She has also served as a guest lecturer and Manager in Residence for the USC Sol Price Graduate School of Public Policy.
Founded in 2010, the Tahoe Fund has supported high priority watershed restoration projects such as the Blackwood Creek/Eagle Rock Trail restoration on the West Shore and the Incline/3rd Creek Restoration on the North Shore; segments of the Tahoe Bikeway in Tahoe City and South Lake Tahoe; the Van-Sickle Bi-State Park in South Lake Tahoe; and the UC Davis “State of the Lake” report. The Tahoe Fund supported four 2013 Signature Projects that included beach improvements at Sand Harbor State Park, Asian Clam control in Emerald Bay, a mile of bike trail along the West Shore, and a new bridge across Angora Creek in the Washoe Meadows State Park. The Tahoe Fund 2014 Projects will be announced in late spring.
For more information on the Tahoe Fund and how you can help make an impact, please visit www.tahoefund.org