Decisionmakers: Kevin Murphy |

Decisionmakers: Kevin Murphy

Jenny Goldsmith
Sierra Sun
Jenny Goldsmith/Sierra SunKevin Murphy

hile Kevin Murphy feels he may not make history books, he does believe he can make a difference in the Truckee community.

Murphy currently donates his time and efforts as Vice Chairman to the Truckee-Donner Recreation and Park District board of directors.

But Murphy has been volunteering for Truckee-area organizations for over a decade.

“Truckee is an incredible community when it comes to volunteering,” Murphy said. “I’m proud to be a part of that.”

Although Murphy has served for numerous nonprofit boards, the Truckee Chamber of Commerce board and was president of the Truckee Rotary Club in 2005-2006, he said he can make the greatest impact with the recreation district.

“This seems like the district best able to touch all citizens lives,” Murphy said.

He said the biggest challenge facing the district’s directors was bringing the bond measure to the community in order to expand it’s recreational offerings.

However, now that the expansion has transformed from a concept to a reality with the approval of the new community center, Murphy said the best part of representing the board is the fact that the district has not had to additionally tax Truckee residents for construction of the new building.

When Murphy isn’t volunteering or working his full-time job as President of Truckee-based Sierra Insurance Associates, he can be found tearing up the slopes.

“Living in Truckee is great because you can grab two hours of skiing and still get into the office for a full day’s work,” he said.

However, the No. 1 priority in Murphy’s life is his wife and kids, he said.

He has been married to his wife, Martha, for eight years, and have two seven-year-old twins, Montana and Carson. Murphy also has a 16-year-old daughter, Tara.

“I wouldn’t be able to do any of this if it weren’t for my wife’s support,” he said.