Tahoe Talks


Tahoe Talks Brown Bag Lunch Series

TRPA and its partners continue our lunchtime forum for learning and sharing ideas that strengthen our Tahoe communities. Topics will focus on transportation, environmental, and economic ideas that are pertinent to issues we face today at Lake Tahoe. Send us your ideas for topics!


***See locations below for each event.


Presentation: First hour • Optional discussion: Last half hour. Snacks provided, and feel free to bring your own lunch as well.

Schedule of Events – Free to the Public

  • December 13 – Property Owner’s Guide to Placer County and TRPA Event Page
    Location: Board Room, Tahoe City Public Utility District, 221 Fairway Drive, Tahoe City, CA
    Time: Noon – 1:30 p.m.Are you a homeowner, resident, or business owner in Placer County?Join TRPA and Placer County, California staff as they give an overview of new and improved processes that help home and business owners make changes to their property. County and TRPA staff will talk about recent changes to streamline permitting, online tools, the application process, new area plans and how they are making it easier for the public to navigate. This workshop will include a short presentation followed by a question-and-answer session.

Past Talks

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October 18 – Electric Highway in the Sierra

Topic:Vehicle technologies in the United States and around the world are in a phase of rapid change. The last six years have seen the introduction of self-driving cars, mass-production of electric vehicles, and new vehicle-sharing.Electric vehicles are coming and our region has a chance to become the electric highway in the sky. Millions visit the region and transportation has impacted air quality and become the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. To counteract the tendency “to love a place to death”, regional planners are leading an effort to encourage the use of plug-in electric vehiclesLearn more about:

  • Efforts underway to bring electric vehicles to the Tahoe-Truckee Region
  • Myths and facts about electric vehicle ownership
  • Vehicle options and incentives for buyers


November 9 – The New Tahoe Economy

Topic:Recreation, cottage industries, small scale manufacturing, co-working, and maker spaces; new ideas are driving the future of the region’s economy.For decades Tahoe’s economy was reliant on gaming and the casinos. With those days in the past Lake Tahoe is shifting to a more diverse recreation based economy. Future economic success will come from a variety of sources across industries. Join a panel of local entrepreneurs who are exploring new avenues and brining new ideas to Lake Tahoe.Learn what local entrepreneurs are doing to bring new ideas to the region and how you can get involved.Speakers:

    • David Orr, Tahoe Mountain Lab
    • Chris McNamara, Outdoor Gear Lab
    • Rachel Arst McCullough, Tahoe Silicone Mountain

Thank you to our Steering Committee: