Governing Board

The Lake Tahoe watershed crosses two state and numerous local political boundaries. Thus, the TRPA Governing Board is comprised of 15-members—seven from California, seven from Nevada and one non-voting Presidential Appointee.

Six members, who are locally elected officials or their designees, represent the units of local government. The Bi-State Compact provides for a majority of the seats to be held by citizens from outside the Tahoe Region who represent at-large voters from the two states. This ensures that the Board reviews issues not only from a local perspective, but also from statewide and nationwide viewpoints.

The Governing Board’s mandate is to set policy and to approve amendments to the Regional Plan. The TRPA staff works diligently to gather the most current scientific data and other related information about issues facing Lake Tahoe. Each month, that information is presented to the TRPA Governing Board at its monthly public meeting. It is the responsibility of the Governing Board to use that data along with public input to make decisions and create regulations that protect the health and quality of Lake Tahoe.

Governing Board Meetings

Governing Board meetings are usually held the fourth Wednesday of every month and rotate equally between the north and south shores. TRPA encourages the public to attend and offer input as the Board makes important decisions about how to serve the public and protect the Lake. Visit the TRPA Calendar to view meeting times, locations, agendas and staff summaries of the TRPA Governing Board’s monthly meetings.

Governing Board Membership

Beyer_webCasey Beyer – Chair
Governor of California Appointee
101 Oakdale Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
Phone: (310) 944-1503
E-Mail: caseybeyer01@yahoo.com
Board Committees: Operations & Governance, Environmental Improvement Program & Public Outreach

 

 

 

Lawrence_web photoJames Lawrence – Vice Chair
Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Representative
901 S. Stewart Street, Ste. 1003
Carson City, NV 89701-5246
Phone: (775) 684-2726
Fax:  (775) 684-2715
E-Mail: lawrence@dcnr.nv.gov
Board Committees: Environmental Improvement Program & Public Outreach, Regional Plan Implementation, Catastrophic Wildfire

 

 

 

Aldean_webShelly Aldean 
Carson City Representative
504 West 5th Street
Carson City, NV 89703
Phone: (775) 885-8282
Fax: (775) 885-9764
E-Mail: shelly@tristatecommercial.com
Board Committees: Legal, Local Government, Regional Plan Implementation

 

 

Berkbigler_webMarsha Berkbigler
Washoe County Commissioner, District 1
2090 Allen Street
Reno, NV 89509
Phone: (775) 843-0150
E-Mail: mlberkbigler@charter.net
Board Committees: Legal, Local Government

 

 

 

Carlson_webTim Carlson
Presidential Appointee
P.O. Box 3686
Incline Village, NV 89450
Phone: (775) 378-6563
E-Mail: tc@tcarlson.biz
Board Committees: Environmental Improvement Program & Public Outreach, Operations & Governance

 

 

 

Carmel_webElizabeth Carmel
California Assembly Speaker Appointee
1329 Lincoln Avenue
Calistoga, CA 94515
Phone: (530) 582-1231
E-Mail: lizcarmel@gmail.com
Board Committees: Catastrophic Wildfire, Environmental Improvement Program & Public Outreach

 

 

 

Cashman_webTimothy Cashman
Nevada At-Large Member
2300 W. Sahara Avenue, Suite 1110
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: (702) 938-5115
Fax: (702) 938-5118
E-Mail: tc@thecashmancompanies.com
Board Committees: Catastrophic Wildfire, Environmental Improvement Program & Public Outreach, Operations & Governance

 

Austin Sass
City of South Lake Tahoe Mayor Pro Tem
1901 Airport Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (530) 307-8867 
E-Mail: asass@cityofslt.us
Board Committees: Local Government, Regional Plan Implementation

 

McDermid_webNancy McDermid
Douglas County Commissioner
P.O. Box 218
Minden, NV 89423
Phone: (775) 267-7968
Fax: (775) 782-6255
E-Mail: nmcdermid@me.com
Board Committees: Catastrophic Wildfire, Environmental Improvement Program & Public Outreach, Legal, Local Government

 


Barbara Cegavske_Official Headshot
Barbara Cegavske
Nevada Secretary of State
101 No. Carson Street, Suite #3
Carson City, NV 89701-4786
Phone: 775-684-5708
Fax:
E-Mail: bkcegavske@sos.nv.gov
Board Committees: Operations & Governance, Catastrophic Wildfire

 

Bruce_resizeMark Bruce
Governor of Nevada Appointee
5975 Home Gardens Drive
Reno, NV 89502
Phone: (775)624-1000
Fax: (775) 624-1003
E-Mail: mbrucetrpa@gmail.com
Board Committees: Operations & Governance, Regional Plan Implementation, Environmental Improvement Program & Public Outreach

 

 

Sue NovaselSue Novasel
El Dorado County Supervisor
924-B Emerald Bay Road
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150
Phone: (530) 573-7918 or (530) 621-6577
Fax:
E-Mail: bosfive@edcgov.us
Board Committees: Local Government, Catastrophic Wildfire

 

 

sevison_webLarry Sevison
Placer County Representative
5950 No. Lake Blvd.
Carnelian Bay, CA 96140
P.O. Box 108
Tahoe Vista, CA 96148
Phone: (530) 412-4200
E-Mail: lpsevison@sbcglobal.net
Board Committees: Local Government, Operations & Governance, Regional Plan                                                               Implementation

 

 

Shute_webE. Clement Shute Jr
Governor of California Appointee
333 Robin Drive
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Phone: (415) 552-7272
Fax: (415) 552-5816
E-Mail: shutetrpa@gmail.com
Board Committees: Legal, Regional Plan Implementation

 

 

Bill Yeates_webBill Yeates
California Senate Rules Committee Appointee
3308 El Camino Avenue, Suite 300-223
Sacramento, CA 95821
Phone: (916) 804-0924
E-Mail: jwytrpa@gmail.com
Board Committees: Environmental Improvement Program & Public Outreach, Regional Plan Implementation, Legal

 

 

TRPA Governing Board Staff

Marchetta_webJoanne Marchetta
TRPA Executive Director
P.O. Box 5310
Stateline, NV 89449
Phone: (775) 589-5226
Fax: (775) 588-4527
E-Mail: jmarchetta@trpa.org

 

 

 

John MarshallJohn Marshall
TRPA General Counsel
P.O. Box 5310
Stateline, NV 89449
Phone: (775) 588-5286
Fax: (775) 588-4527
E-Mail: jmarshall@trpa.org

 

 

 

ambler_webMarja Ambler
Clerk to the Board
P.O. Box 5310
Stateline, NV 89449
Phone: (775) 589-5287
Fax: (775) 588-4527
E-Mail: mambler@trpa.org