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 Chairman Bonnie Weber is currently serving her third term as Washoe County Commissioner and represents District 5, where she has lived as a resident for over 25 years. District 5 represents the largest physical district in the county, incorporating portions of Reno and Sparks, as well as Mogul/Verdi on the west, Sun Valley on the east, the North Valleys to the California border, and Gerlach to the Oregon border. Bonnie has been active in the community for many years, serving on the Stead Neighborhood Advisory Board, the Reno Commission on the Status of Women, Habitat for Humanity, and many offices within the Republican Party. Bonnie has also served as President of the Truckee Meadows Law Enforcement Chaplaincy program, which is dedicated to serving local law enforcement, for the past four years.
RTC Vice Chairman Sharon Zadra was first elected to the Ward 2 Council seat in November, 2002 and was re-elected in 2006 and again in 2010. A Nevada native, she is a business management professional with over 15 years of economic development/diversification planning and analysis experience. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Nevada, Reno and currently sits on several boards and committees in our region.
Commissioner 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. Smith has been in the grocery business for 37 years, and is currently employed by Scolari's Food & Drug as the Store Director. Councilman Smith has served on the Vistas Home Owners Association, the D'Andrea Home Owners Association, and the High Sierra Industries Board of Directors. He is currently on the Board of Directors of Legacy Christian School. Councilman Smith is also Chairman of the Sparks Redevelopment Agency.
Commissioner 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.