Advisory boards looking for a few good members |

Advisory boards looking for a few good members

Karen Woodmansee
Appeal Staff Writer

It’s that time of year again. The leaves are falling from the trees, the nights are getting cooler and the call is going out to serve the communities.

Yep, Lyon County is looking for folks to serve on its innumerable advisory committees.

On the Dayton Regional Advisory Council, the districts of Chairman Phil Cowee and Vice Chairman Ralph Ewing are up for election. Cowee has decided not to seek renomination. Ewing has asked to be renominated, but others can put their names in as well.

Cowee represents District I, which begins east of the State Route 341 intersection with Highway 50, runs north of Highway 50, and stretches to Yellowjacket Road in Mark Twain.

Ewing represents District II, which includes Old Town Dayton and then stretches east south of Highway 50 and north of the Carson River to Stagecoach.

The way it works, is someone living in a given district nominates someone else who lives in the same district at the next meeting, 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the Lyon Utilities Building, 34 Lakes Blvd., Dayton. Any number of people can be nominated.

Then, at the following meeting, set for Dec. 5, all those in attendance who are registered voters can vote for the candidate of their choice.

Maureen Williss, the county’s liaison to the advisory committees, said there are openings on other boards as well.

Though the Smith Valley advisory board has its nominees, Williss said boards with available seats include Stagecoach, Mason and Mound House advisory boards, the Lyon County Fair Board, the Library Board of Trustees and the Central Lyon County Parks Advisory Board.

In addition, the Lyon County Planning Commission has seats up for election from Fernley and Silver Springs.

Also with openings are the Room Tax Board, the Walker River Weed Control Board and the Advisory Board to Manage Wildlife.

All eager public servants who want more information, can call Maureen at 463-6531.


Lyon County Youth can enroll in the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension 4-H Program for the 2007-08 year.

Every Lyon County community has projects for youth ages 9-19, including market livestock, crafts, dog training, horse and ski/snowboard.

The goal of 4-H is to teach youth life skills such as responsibility, record-keeping and decision-making through experience. The 4-H provides youth opportunities to meet new people, try new things and grow in a safe, positive healthy atmosphere.

Enrollment in the Lyon County 4-H Program is $5. Projects and clubs may charge additional small fees or dues. Call 463-6541 or 577-5049.

• Contact reporter Karen Woodmansee at or 881-7351.