Senior Citizen Advisory Committee

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Senior Citizen Advisory Committee 25 year anniversary logoPurpose


The purpose of the Senior Citizen Advisory Committee (SCAC) is to advise the City Council on matters relating to senior citizens, to promote and support senior-oriented special events and collaborative efforts that meet the needs of seniors, and to serve as an advocacy body on behalf of older adults in the community. 

Group of people from Senior Fest 2019
Photo: SeniorFest 2019

Members and Meetings 

The Committee consists of the Committee Chairperson and a maximum of eight (8) other members who are appointed by the Reno City Council, along with an ex-officio from the Washoe County Senior Services and a representative from the City of Sparks. The meetings usually take place on the 2nd Tuesday of every month (unless there is a government holiday).  

Typical Duties

  • Identify concerns, problems, and needs of seniors in local neighborhoods
  • Establish program priorities within context of available resources
  • Provide long-range program direction for comprehensive senior programs
  • Help identify local resources to enhance or expand senior programs

Co-sponsorship Requests  

The committee supports a variety of projects through advocacy, requests for special funding and member involvement. The Committee encourages applications for co-sponsorship by the Reno Senior Citizen Advisory Committee. For more information on how to apply, please contact Brad Fitch, Senior Citizen Advisory Committee Liaison, at 775-689-8459. Please review the following links (Please note, in order to request for funding, you must provide evidence that your organization is a non-profit 501(c)3 and note that the funding given must ONLY GO TOWARDS HELPING SENIORS LIVING IN THE CITY OF RENO. 


Reno, Sparks, Washoe County Elder Services Guides and Resources

A few of the Committee's past projects include the following:

  • Senior Fest
  • Reno/Tahoe Senior Summer and Winter Games
  • City of Reno- various senior activities  honor flightlogo SG blue
  • Soap for Hope
  • Center for Healthy Aging
  • Older American's Month
  • Sanford Center for Aging/Senior Outreach Services
  • Nevada SHIP- State Health Insurance Assistance Program
  • Alzheimer's Association
  • Honor Flight
  • Wandering Project in Washoe County, NV
  • Compassion Community Clinic


For questions about meeting times and locations, please contact Brad Fitch, Senior Citizen Advisory Committee Liaison, at 775-689-8459.