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Mayor Geno Martini

mgr-mayor-martini-2014Geno Martini has served as the City’s 24th Mayor since February 2005\r\n\r\n\r\nIn July 1999 Mr. Martini was appointed to the Sparks City Council to complete an unexpired term, representing Ward 3. He was elected Mayor Pro Tempore by the City Council in July 2003 and served in that capacity until February 2005, when he was sworn in as mayor. He was elected to full terms in 2006, 2010 and 2014 and is currently the longest-serving mayor of Sparks.\r\n\r\nAs Mayor, Mr. Martini presides over the state’s fifth largest city.  Under Mayor Martini’s tenure, the City has seen an additional one million square feet of retail business space open.  He has guided the City during the highest growth periods ever, and through the most tumultuous economic challenges.\r\n\r\nMayor Martini serves as Director on the boards of the Truckee Meadows Water Authority, the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities, and the Truckee River Flood Management Authority.  Geno also serves on the Regional Planning Governing Board, the Western Regional Water commission and the City of Sparks legislative team.\r\n\r\nGeno is a life-long resident of Sparks, graduating from Sparks High School as Student Body President in 1964, and a graduate of the University of Nevada.  After a 30-year career in the banking industry, he retired in 2005.  In 2009 Mayor Martini was inducted to the Sparks High School Hall of Fame.\r\n\r\nMayor Martini has received many awards and accolades; most recently, the 2016 Public Official of the Year award from the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities.  Other awards include the 2014 Politician of the Year Award presented annually by the Human services Network, and the Sparks Chamber’s Citizen of the Year Award and its Lifetime Achievement Award.  He was the recipient of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Hope Award and the Nevada Chapter of Associated General Contractors SIR Award (Skill, Integrity and Responsibility.)  Geno is active in a number of civic organizations including the Board of Governors of Northern Nevada Medical Center and past president of the Sparks Chamber of Commerce.\r\n\r\nContact Mayor Geno Martini\r\n


  • Office:  775.353.2311
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  • eMail:  gmartini@cityofsparks.us
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  • Regional Planning Governing Board
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  • Board of Directors – Truckee Meadows Water Authority
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  • Legislative Team
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  • Board of Directors – Truckee River Flood Management Authority
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  • Board of Directors – Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities
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  • Western Regional Water Commission – appointed by TMWRF
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