Board Elections

Are you interested in becoming an NWRA Board member? Read on...
The Board of Trustees consists of sixteen elected NWRA members.  Each District elects four members. Three of the elected members are Directors who have voting rights.  The fourth elected member is an alternate who has voting rights only when a regular member of the same district is absent.  The State Engineer serves as an ex-officio member.

What are the NWRA Districts?
  District 1 - Clark, Lincoln, Nye and Esmeralda counties
  District 2 - Mineral, Lyon, Douglas, Carson City, Storey and Churchill counties
  District 3 - Lander, Eureka, Elko and White Pine counties
  District 4 - Humboldt, Pershing and Washoe counties

What are the responsibilities of the Board Members?
The Board members contribute their time and their expertise, at no cost to NWRA, to represent their Districts and to carry out the mission of NWRA.  This typically involves attending meetings, participating in conference calls and serving on subcommittees.  The mission is to provide education, training and networking opportunities for those interested in understanding, developing, conserving and protecting Nevada’s water resources.  This is done primarily through the annual NWRA conference, seminars and other events.  For additional information, contact NWRA at or (775) 473-5473, the State Engineer or any of the current Board members.

How long is the term?
Each position on the Board has a term of three years beginning at the end of the annual conference.  The terms are staggered so that each year one three-year position will be filled.  If a position is vacated before the three years have expired, a member will be elected for the time remaining.  Alternate members serve for one year, or until the next annual meeting, beginning at the close of the meeting.

When is the election?
The election is held each year at the annual conference during the business meeting.

How do I get my name on the list?
Check the ‘interest’ statement when you register for the annual conference; or, notify conference personnel when you pick up your registration materials; or, express your interest during the NWRA caucus before nominations are made.  If this is something that interests you, contact NWRA at or (775) 473-5473, the State Engineer or any of the current Board members.


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