March 20, 2020

The Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Washoe County’s Board unanimously approved the employment contract of new RTC Executive Director Bill Thomas at the March 20, 2020, RTC Board Meeting. The approval of the contract confirms the appointment of Thomas, who was selected at a special board meeting on February 13, 2020. Thomas will start employment at the RTC on April 13, 2020.

Thomas comes to the RTC from the City of Reno, where he currently serves as the Assistant City Manager.

“I am honored to be appointed executive director to continue the exceptional work the RTC is recognized for that benefits our region. I’m looking forward to working with the RTC Board, staff, and community partners,” said future RTC Executive Director Bill Thomas.

“The Board is excited that Bill Thomas has accepted his appointment to lead the RTC into the new decade,” said RTC Board Chair Bob Lucey. “RTC Commissioners look forward to working with him as he accepts the helm to lead the agency into the future.”

During the transition period, RTC Deputy Executive Director Amy Cummings is serving as Interim Executive Director.

“Amy has managed the agency with leadership and strength during the past few months, especially given the tumultuous times we are experiencing,” said Lucey. “The RTC Board thanks Amy for her steadfast guidance as Interim Executive Director and for her continued leadership as our Deputy Executive Director.”