New Incline advisory board format to begin next month

Kevin MacMillan

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — The newest version of the Incline Village/Crystal Citizen Advisory Board will meet for the first time in late September.

Last month, Washoe County Commissioner Marsha Berkbigler swore in the following seven board members, who were appointed July 1:

• Crystal Bay rep: Mark Alexander

• IVGID rep: Bill Devine

• IVGID alternate: Gerry Eick

• At-large: Kevin Lyons

• At-large: Deborah Nicholas

• At-large: Pete Todoroff

• At-large alternate: Judy Miller

The group’s first meeting is 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Incline Village General Improvement District Board Room at 893 Southwood Blvd.

The CAB program was created in 1976 to provide Washoe County’s various governing boards with a better idea of a community’s stance on proposed policies and regulations.

Board members are asked to study and advise their district’s commissioner (Berkbigler represents Incline Village) on local issues, including regulations that guide building and planning for neighborhoods and development, public safety, roads and other areas.

Dwindling community interest and opportunities to cut costs and modernize certain processes led to the CAB program being suspended last summer. Before folding, the county had 14 active CABs, each with five to nine members.

A new format approved earlier this year that includes 71 members in nine districts will be more efficient and cost lest to oversee, according to previous reports.

The Incline CAB will meet four times a year, along with an annual special meeting. According to Washoe County, the minimum number of board members to attend each meeting to vote on an item is three.

Learn more about the CAB program at

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