Mayor Geno Martini
Geno Martini has served as the City’s 24th Mayor since February, 2005.
In July 1999 Geno Martini was appointed to the Sparks City Council to complete an unexpired term, representing Ward 3. He was elected Mayor Pro Tempore by the City Council in July 2003 and served in that capacity until February 2005, when he was sworn in as Mayor. He was elected to full terms in 2006, 2010 and 2014 and is currently the longest-serving mayor of Sparks.
As Mayor, Mr. Martini presides over the state’s fifth largest city. Under Mayor Martini’s tenure, the City has seen an additional one million square feet of retail businesses open. He has guided the City during the highest growth periods ever, along with the most tumultuous economic challenges.
Mayor Martini serves on the Boards of Directors of the Truckee Meadows Water Authority, the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities, and the Truckee River Flood Management Authority. Geno also serves on the Regional Planning Governing Board, the Western Regiional Water Commission and the City of Sparks legislative team.
Geno Martini is a life-long resident of Sparks, graduating from Sparks High School as Student Body President in 1964, and is a graduate of the University of Nevada. After a 30-year career in the banking industry, he retired in 2005. In 2009 Mayor Martini was inducted into the Sparks High School Hall of Fame.
Mayor Martini has received many awards and accolades, most recently the 2016 Public Official of the Year award from the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities. Other awards include the 2014 Politician of the Year Award presented annually by the Human Services Network, and the Sparks Chamber Citizen of the Year Award and its Lifetime Achievement Award. He was the recipient of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Hope Award and the Nevada Chapter of Associated General Contractors SIR Award (Skill, Integrity and Responsibility.) Geno is active in a number of civic organizations including serving on the Board of Governors of Northern Nevada Medical Center and is the past president of the Sparks Chamber of Commerce.
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BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS:
- Regional Planning Governing Board
- Board of Directors - Truckee Meadows Water Authority
- Legislative Team
- Board of Directors - Truckee River Flood Management Authority
- Board of Directors - Nevada Leage of Cities and Municipalities
- Western Regional Water Commission - appointed by TMWRF