Support Smoke-Free Parks in Washoe County

NTPC partners in Reno/Sparks/Washoe County have been working with community leaders to encourage passage of local ordinances for smoke-free and vape-free parks and recreation areas. We’re excited to tell you that city council and county commission members will be hearing recommendations on April 9, 10, and 11 to enact a smoke-free and vape-free ordinance in their respective municipalities. This recommendation is supported by the Parks & Recreation Commissions of each municipality as well. Your voice in this effort makes all the difference!

There are two ways to provide your support:

1)    Attend any or all of the meetings to show and/or voice support. You may make a public comment at the meeting(s), or simply attend:

2)    Provide written comments in support of smoke-free and vape-free parks in Reno, Sparks, and Washoe County. Written comments can be submitted electronically and must include a meeting agenda item number. Agendas are released a few days prior to each meeting. We will share links to the agendas once they’re posted.

Kelli Goatley-Seals, health educator at Washoe County Health District, is coordinating support efforts for all three meetings. If you can support by attending a meeting or providing written comments, please let Kelli know via email at 

We’re grateful for your support. Public input is crucial! Thank you!

Posted on 03/29/2018 in Smoke-free Environments