The Regional Transportation Commission is a cooperative regional board comprised of five representatives appointed from three government jurisdictions:
This Regional Transportation Commission establishes administrative and operational policy for the agency. RTC policies are carried out by a professional/technical staff; supervised by an executive director.
RTC Chair Neoma Jardon was elected to the Reno City Council in 2012. She represents an area of Northwest Reno that includes the Old Northwest, University of Nevada, Somersett and Verdi neighborhoods as well as parts of Downtown Reno. Neoma is the Director of Business Development for FNCB, Inc., a collections and receivables firm that began as a small family run business over 23 years ago and grew to a national firm. FNCB is headquartered Northern Nevada and employs almost 200 people. Neoma also worked for more than 20 years as the Administrator and Director of Human Resources for the statewide law firm of McDonald Carano Wilson.
Neoma serves on the Board of Directors for Fun Camp, Inc. A local non-profit founded by Bob McDonald in 1990 that sends underprivileged Washoe County children to summer camp each year. Since 1990, Fun Camp has sent over 700 children to camp.
When Neoma is not working, she spends her time with her husband and two children.
RTC Vice Chair Ron Smith was appointed to the Regional Transportation Commission of Washoe County in January 2009 representing the City of Sparks. Councilman Ron Smith was elected to the City Council in November 2006 and re-elected in 2008 to a four year term, after running unopposed. After 42 years in the grocery business, Ron is now working for High Sierra Industries, an organization supporting people with disabilities. He has served on the Vistas Home Owners Association and the D'Andrea Home Owners Association.
Councilman Smith recently served as Chair of the Sparks Redevelopment Agency and currently serves as Mayor Pro Tempore. He is a strong advocate for transportation and infrastructure needs in the City, and is the 2012 recipient of the Public Official of the Year Award by the Builders Association of Northern Nevada.
Councilman Smith and his wife Karen have been married for 35 years, and have four children and eight grandchildren.
Elected as Mayor in 2014, Hillary Schieve brings to the Commission her entrepreneurial experience as an employer and local business owner, as well as her out-of-the-box thinking which helped her businesses prosper during the downturn in the economy. She wants to use her business knowledge to help eliminate bureaucratic red tape and spur job creation. The Mayor’s other key issues are economic growth, public safety, regional cooperation, and senior services.
Born and raised in Reno, Nevada, she attended Reno High School and then Arizona State University. Mayor Schieve is a founding member of the Midtown Merchants Association and is also a board member of the Nevada Youth Empowerment Project for homeless teens. On weekends you will find her spending time with family and playing tennis.
Commissioner Bob Lucey is the Washoe County Commissioner of District 2. Commissioner Lucey is known for his professional real estate and investments business. He is also the owner of an animal hospital and in the process of building another. He attended the University of Nevada, Reno and is a fifth generation Nevadan and a longtime resident of Washoe County.
Along with his wife and son, Commissioner Lucey loves skiing, camping, hunting, hiking and basically anything that involves the outdoors. When he isn’t working, his favorite place to enjoy some rest and relaxation is Lake Tahoe.
Washoe County Commissioner Vaughn Hartung was elected in 2012 to represent District 4. Commissioner Hartung has lived in Washoe County for nearly 35 years. He raised his family in northern Nevada and has resided in the Spanish Springs for 28 years. For more than 30 years, he has been a small-business owner and was a partner in a successful photography studio for 25 of those years. He is a former adjunct faculty member for the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College, where he taught all phases of photography for two decades.
Commissioner Hartung is committed to a shared regional vision of growth and development for Sparks, Reno, Washoe County and neighboring communities.