Biggest Little City
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    Couple sitting at Wingfield Park

    Photo Credit: Darron Birgenheier

  • Nala
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    Service Dog, Nala, at the Truckee River

    Photo Credit: Timothy Conzachi

What Will I Learn About?

RCI participants will visit different departments each week:

  • City Manager's Office
    • Introduction of RCI
    • History of Reno 
    • Overview of the City Manager's Office | Neighborhood Services | Special Events | Legislative Affairs | Reno Direct 
    • Q&A with the City Manager & Elected Officials
  • City Attorney's Office | Reno Municipal Court
    • Overview of City Attorney's Office | Reno Municipal Court
    • Overview of Domestic Violence program
    • Q & A with City Attorney
    • Mock Arraignments with participants as defendants
    • Tour of Reno Municipal Court
  • Community Development
    • Overview of Planning | Redevelopment | Code Enforcement
    • Mock Planning Commission Exercise 
  • Finance | Human ResourcesCommunications & Technology
    • Overview of Finance | Human Resources | Communications & Technology
  • Parks, Recreation & Community Services 
    • Department overview
    • Park planning activity (participants will be challenged to build a park with a given budget and requirements)
  • Public Works
    • Overview of Sanitary Engineering & Environmental Control | Capital Projects | Traffic Engineering | Maintenance & Operations | Streets
      Maintenance | Sewer & Storm System Maintenance
    • Tour of Fleet Maintenance
  • Fire Department - session is held in a bay of one of the fire stations so that participants can witness fire personnel being dispatched
    • Department overview
    • Fire Prevention discussion
    • Apparatus/Equipment demonstration
  • Police Department 
    • Department overview
    • Q&A with the Police Chief
    • K-9 presentation and demonstration
    • Taser presentation and demonstration
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