Tony Commendatore sworn into council

Hannah Jones
Tony Commendatore, Truckee’s newest council member, is sworn in at Tuesday’s town council meeting.
Hannah Jones/

Tony Commendatore, Truckee’s newest council member, was sworn in at Tuesday’s council meeting.

Commendatore, a managing partner at Aegis Insurance Markets in Truckee, was appointed to fill the vacant seat left by former Vice Mayor Morgan Goodwin.

“I’m very humbled that I was selected and very excited to see what comes next,” said Commendatore. “Hopefully I’ll make a dent in doing what I find is right for the citizens of Truckee.”

Commendatore was appointed to the seat at the last council meeting following an interview process with two other candidates, former Council member Patrick Flora, who had served since 2012 but chose not to run in the November 2018 election, and Truckee Planning Commissioner Jan Zabriskie.

“Hopefully I’ll make a dent in doing what I find is right for the citizens of Truckee.”— Tony Commendatore

With Goodwin’s absence, the council appointed Council Member David Polivy, who was elected in November, to serve as vice mayor.

Commendatore will serve until the November 2020 election. The seat will then be up for grabs in that election and the winning candidate would serve until the November 2022 election. With three seats open in the 2020 election, candidates will have to specify if they are running for the four-year term seats or the two-year term seat.

Hannah Jones is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at 530-550-2652 or

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