Ingalls picks up gavel as Truckee’s next mayor |

Ingalls picks up gavel as Truckee’s next mayor

Beth Ingalls became Truckee’s mayor Thursday night and Richard Anderson was selected as the vice mayor in the annual reorganization of the Truckee Town Council.Ingalls, who held the position of vice mayor through the year, took over the mayor post from Craig Threshie.Threshie thanked his family, the town staff and the community as he stepped down from the top council post.”This community is capable of accomplishing anything and everything,” Threshie said. “The primary reason for our success is our ability to collaborate.”Ingalls presented Threshie with a plaque memorializing his service as mayor.”I think that anyone who knows Craig knows that he has done a tremendous job in reaching out to the community,” she said.The mayor and vice mayor serve one-year terms.Ingalls was elected to the council in 2002.She worked in the Save the Rainforest movement in the Bay Area and was a recycling coordinator in the state of Virginia before coming to Truckee in 1995. Ingalls was a leader in the Truckee Citizens’ Waste Management Committee since 1999 and continued her involvement with the committee after being elected to the council.She works for KVMR, an FM radio station out of Nevada City, owns her own music production company and does freelance writing.”My goal [as mayor] is to do the best job that I can do and help us be effective and cohesive as a council,” Ingalls said on Tuesday.Anderson is editor and publisher of California Fly Fisher magazine.He serves on the board of the Truckee River Watershed Council and has been involved in water quality issues in the Truckee River watershed for years.Before moving to Truckee, he worked as a land use planner and land economist.

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