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Ryan Salm/Sierra SunKathleen Eagan

Kathleen Eagan has been involved in some of Truckees biggest issues at the ground level.Since moving to Truckee 20 years ago, she has focused her energy on a variety of volunteer and elected positions in an effort to better the community that drew her from the corporate world of the Bay Area.Eagan started her public service before the Town of Truckee incorporated, and was part of the group that actually brought the town to incorporation.We took a long time years to investigate all the issues surrounding incorporation, Eagan said. But I shudder to think with all the growth what it would be like without a town government right here.Soon thereafter Eagan became Truckees first mayor, serving one term in the new upstart government.We literally started the town from scratch, Eagan said. It was really quite something, there was extraordinary public support.After a few years away from an elected position, the changing issues at Truckee Tahoe Airport caught Eagans attention, and she ran for the airport district board.During her time on the airport board, Eagan has been a part of public outreach efforts from a community survey to the formation of the Airport Community Outreach Team.I believe the airport has been a vanguard for general aviation airports, we are trying to do things to reduce impacts on the community nobody else has thought of, Eagan said.Despite the breadth of her involvement in local politics, Eagan said she has no plans to move on to another elected position in the area.Im supposed to be retired, so Im just going to enjoy being in Truckee. I love it up here, Eagan said.

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