CARSON CITY – Gov. Jim Gibbons today appointed his chief of staff to serve on a panel that oversees planning and environmental issues at Lake Tahoe.
Robin Reedy, a resident of Douglas County which includes a portion of Lake Tahoe, was appointed to the governing board of the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA). The seat on the 15-member board, which includes representatives from both Nevada and California, had been held by Donna Ruthe, who in turn was appointed to the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners by Gibbons.
Reedy said she lived for a time at Lake Tahoe and is familiar with the work of the organization so serving on the board won’t require a big learning curve. She also has a background in finance.
“I saw the impact the TRPA could have, both good and bad,” Reedy said.
With a new governor coming into office in January, anyone appointed to the position could be replaced in just a few months time, she said.
Reedy has worked for the state for 20 years, starting as an account clerk in the Treasurer’s Office while Bob Miller was governor. She was appointed to the position of chief of staff by Gibbons in July 2009. Reedy has a bachelor of science degree in business administration from California State University-Chico.
Ruthe, a Las Vegas real estate executive, is a long-time Nevada resident known for her work with a number of charitable organizations, including Opportunity Village and the Ronald McDonald House. She is also a past-president of the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors. She will join the Board of Medical Examiners in August.
Ruthe resigned her position on the TRPA so she could devote her time to the medical board. She will take the seat held by Rene West, who has resigned from the board effective Aug. 15.
Gibbons also reappointed Van Hefner to the medical board. Hefner has served on the board since mid-2008.
The Board of Medical Examiners is charged with ensuring that only well-qualified, competent physicians, physician assistants and respiratory therapists receive licenses to practice in Nevada.
Gibbons lost his re-election bid in the June GOP primary and will leave office in January.
Robin Reedy on her qualifications for the appointment: