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Former Washoe Co. manager Katy Simon joins Tahoe Fund

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Katy Simon retired as Washoe County Manager last summer. She has joined the Tahoe Fund board of directors, officials announced Monday.

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The Tahoe Fund on Monday announced the election of former Washoe County Manager Katy Simon to its board of directors.

Simon retired last year as the county's leader, a position she held for 15 years. She has a deep connection to Lake Tahoe, starting with her first job at Northstar California more than 30 years ago.

"Katy brings an incredible level of passion and history of community service to our organization," Tim Cashman, chair of the board, said in a statement. "We are honored to have her join our efforts to restore and enhance the Tahoe environment."

Simon has previously served 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, according to a news release.

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.

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"Tahoe has always been an incredibly special place to me," Simon said in a statement. "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."

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. 

For information, visit http://www.tahoefund.org