September 15: Hillary Schieve and Ray Pezonella

Reno Mayoral Candidate Forum


Hillary Schieve

Hillary Schieve was born and raised in Reno. Schieve’s passion for Reno started long before she was elected to the council in 2012. Schieve spearheaded a new business district that is known today as Midtown, a revitalized area that is now home to thriving businesses, restaurants, and entrepreneurs.

Since being elected to the council, Schieve has created the Technology and Innovation Council, bringing together Reno’s tech and entrepreneurial community by providing resources and access to local elected officials. The efforts have paid off with the Reno Trailhead, which will enhance the walk-ability of downtown Reno.

Schieve has been a tireless advocate to re-brand the city’s image. As one of the founders of The Biggest Little City movement, she was instrumental in bringing the idea to life. Not only did she spend countless hours on the project, she donated a portion of her council pay to see the project become a reality.

Ray Pezonella

Ray Pezonella has led the way since 1977 when he first established Pezonella Associates, the oldest and largest locally owned geotechnical engineering company and materials testing laboratory in Reno, Nevada. 

For the last 44 years, Ray has been an active community leader in Reno.  In 2007, Ray was awarded the Associated General Contractors SIR Award for his “Skill, Integrity and Responsibility.”  The SIR Award, given annually since 1967, is awarded to those who have made outstanding contributions to Nevada, its quality of life and the construction industry.

His goal is to help the city, build consensus, and bring visitors and businesses to Reno.  Ray Pezonella is a strong advocate for economic development, downtown revitalization, and capital improvements throughout the city.  Ray will continue his passion for the city by using his organizational leadership, business experience, and affection for the community to better serve our residents.




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