Truckee Town Council swears in re-elected incumbents, votes Richard Anderson as newest mayor |

Truckee Town Council swears in re-elected incumbents, votes Richard Anderson as newest mayor

Jason Shueh
Sierra Sun
Jason Shueh/Sierra SunFrom left, Richard Anderson, Carolyn Wallace Dee and Mark Brown.

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; On Thursday night, Truckee Town Council met to officially approve November election results and have incumbents Richard Anderson, Carolyn Wallace Dee and Mark Brown sworn into office.

Council members, with the exception of Anderson, who abstained, voted Anderson as Truckeeand#8217;s new mayor, then unanimously named council member Joan Jones as vice mayor.

Following the vote, Anderson and fellow council members praised Wallace Dee for her past year serving as mayor.

and#8220;Itand#8217;s been a great honor to sit on this council and serve in this job, and I think Richard will do a great job,and#8221; Wallace Dee said.

According to the townand#8217;s website, Anderson is the publisher and editor of California Fly Fisher magazine and is president of Stoakes Anderson Inc. Prior to starting the magazine, he was employed as a consulting land economist and planner for 10 years. He also spent a year as a land-use planner in the public sector and three years as a project manager for a Bay Area construction company. His education includes a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and a B.A. in environmental studies from San Jose State University.

Jones studied business administration at U.C. Sacramento and U.C. Davis and has been employed as a controller for Corda Construction in Tahoe City since 1998. Prior to Corda Construction Joan was general manager for Gar Woods restaurant and spent 15 years with Northstar-at-Tahoe ski resort as director of food and beverage. Joan and her husband Russ opened the Truckee River Winery in 1989.

Brown, Dee and Anderson beat out challenger Carl Jeffries for the three open positions in November.

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