Schneider chosen as new mayor |

Schneider chosen as new mayor

Truckee Town Council elected Councilmember Maia Schneider as the town’s mayor last Thursday.

“It’s really an honor,” Schneider said. “It’s something we rotate. Although it is expected that at some point you will serve as mayor, it is still gratifying to have the support of the other councilmembers.”

Schneider was appointed to the council in October 1997 to fill a seat vacated by Steve Carpenter. She won her seat again in the 1998 council election.

“I didn’t have a specific agenda when I was appointed or when I won the election,”Schneider said. “My agenda was community service. It continues to challenge me and I continue to learn from it. This year, serving as the chair for the meetings will be a great challenge for me and I look forward to it.”

Schneider said she expects to see land use issues return as important concerns council will address this year.

“Land use is always going to be at the top of the list, balancing the economy with environmental and social concerns,” she said. She said the same issues of growth are being discussed statewide and across the nation.

Is she planning any major changes?

“It’s safe to say every mayor wants to leave their mark and do something different,” Schneider said. “I have the honor of serving with four really great guys who pay attention to what they are doing. My job is to enhance and build on the foundation they started.”

She said one important issue to her is community participation in government, and she hopes to see the public more involved in the process.

Schneider is director of sales for Northstar -at-Tahoe, and the host of Truckee Talks, a locally produced television talk show on Channel 6. She moved to Truckee full-time about two years ago.

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