Mayor Hilliary Schieve begins process for his replacement next Tuesday
Oscar Delgado, the only Latino and Spanish-speaking member of the Reno City Council, announced this Friday that September 30 will be his last day on the council as a representative of District 3, an area that includes Wells Avenue, most of Mira Loma, sections east of the University of Nevada, Reno and parts of Damonte Ranch.
According to a city-issued press release, Delgado, who submitted his letter of resignation after more than 10 years with the city, is leaving the position to devote more time to his family and his work as the chief executive officer of the Community Health Alliance. Delgado was re-elected in 2020 and had two more years of service to the citizens of Reno.
“It has been the honor of a lifetime to represent the residents of Ward 3 on the Council, and I will truly miss working on your behalf,” said Council Member Delgado. Additionally, he also resigned as a chairman of the health district’s board of directors, a position that expires this December.
With Delgado’s resignation, there have now been two council members who’ve left their posts in less than two months. The other was Neoma Jordan, who’s now executive director of the Downtown Reno Partnership.
“You would be hard pressed to find someone who loves this community more than Oscar,” Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve said in the statement. “It has been a pleasure serving with him for the past 10 years, and I know he will continue to do a great job in his role as CEO of the Community Health Alliance.”
Schieve has already called for a special City Council meeting for Thursday, September 29, 2022 at 12 pm at City Hall at which the vacancy and the process to fill the responsibilities of the seat will be discussed.