Washoe School Trustee Mayer not running for re-election

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Washoe County School District Board Trustee John Mayer has announced he will not seek re-election to the board in the November 2018 election.

He was first elected in 2010 and is wrapping up his second term.

According to a district biography, Mayer is a lifelong resident of Sparks who has been a teacher, coach and principal.

“Trustee Mayer was instrumental in providing vision to draft a District's Strategic Plan to ensure the District had a clear path to success,” said WCSD Superintendent Traci Davis. “He also makes time to visit the schools that he represents, as he enjoys talking with students about what they are learning while encouraging them to graduate and follow their dreams.”

Mayer also serves as a liaison to the WCSD Student Advisory Board, allowing him to listen to the concerns and suggestions of student leaders from district high schools who provide input, ideas, and advocacy to the board. He was honored as the Veteran School Board Member of the Year for 2017 by the Nevada Association of School Boards.

“These past eight years serving Washoe County students have been the most meaningful and fulfilling years of my public service life, and I want to thank the teachers and staff who work daily to provide the best education to our students,” says Mayer.

Mayer also served as Sparks City Councilman in Ward 1 for more than 17 years and has represented the City of Sparks on the Regional Transportation Commission. In addition, he has served on the boards for both the Sparks Heritage Museum and Disabilities Resources.