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Smarter Region Leadership Summit - Sparks City Council Concurrent Meeting (with Reno City Council, Washoe County Board of County Commissioners, Washoe County School District Board of Trustees, Nevada System of Higher Education Board of Regents) - AMENDED 4/24/2014
    Thursday, April 24, 2014 2:30 PM
    McKinley Arts and Culture Center, 925 Riverside Dr, Reno, NV 89509

1. Call to Order

2. Pledge of Allegiance

3. Roll Call

4. Public Comment

5. Approval of the Agenda (FOR POSSIBLE ACTION)

6. Opening Remarks and Presentation

7. Presentation - Overview of Smarter Region Project

8. Presentation, discussion and potential approval of a Resolution regarding the implementation of IBM recommendation #1: Ratifying the Goal of Regional Cooperation regarding Improving Economic Development Outcomes and the Proposed Smarter Region Governance Model to Achieve that Goal; Change the Mindset, a New Process for Regional Collaboration on Economic Development. (FOR POSSIBLE ACTION)

9. Presentation, discussion and potential approval of a Resolution regarding the implementation of IBM recommendation #2: Ratifying the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada being the "One Strong Voice" for Economic Development; the designation of one entity to present the Region's economic development face to the outside world. (FOR POSSIBLE ACTION)

10. Presentation, discussion and potential direction to staff regarding the implementation of IBM Recomendation #3: Harness the Data and the implementation of a Regional system-of-Systems Analytic Utility to Support Economic Development consisting of Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Agency (TMRPA) and Desert Research Institute (DRI). (FOR POSSIBLE ACTION)

11. Presentation, discussion and potential direction to staff regarding the implementation of IBM Recommendation #4: Brand the Vision, Not the Slogan, the Creation of a Single Strong Economic Development Identity for the Region as a Whole. (FOR POSSIBLE ACTION)

12. Presentation and update regarding the implementation of IBM Recommendation #5: Invest In Your People, the Role of Education and Workforce Development in Building a Foundation for Future Growth. (FOR POSSIBLE ACTION)

13. Scheduling of future meeting date. (FOR POSSIBLE ACTION)

14. Closing comments.

15. Comments from the Councils, Commissions, Boards, Managers and District Health Officer

16. Public Comment

17. Adjournment