E. George Robison – Executive Director

Mayor Ron Smith was a titan of public service, sitting on many Boards and serving in so many ways, but he was a fixture and key figure for the Truckee River Flood Management Authority (TRFMA).  Since the beginning of TRFMA, as an independent authority, Ron has been the only Chairman dating back to 2011. Before that he served on key oversight committees regarding the Flood Project dating back to the early 2000s. Ron had a vision and determination to see the small businesses in the Sparks industrial areas as well as the Reno Tahoe International Airport and Reno industrial areas be protected from Truckee River Flooding. Despite the ups and downs of progress on this project, Mayor Smith was always a resolute positive force in advocating and guiding the improvement of Flood Infrastructure and Emergency Flood Management. He was also a friend and confidant to me as well as many on our staff. He will be sorely missed! Our prayers and condolences go out to his family and his numerous close friends.