A.J. “Bud” Hicks

Stateline, Nevada – U.S. President Donald Trump has appointed A.J. “Bud” Hicks to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA) Governing Board. Hicks, a resident of Reno, Nevada since 1957, will assume the non-voting, presidential-appointee seat on the Governing Board held by Tim Carlson since 2012.

“My six years on the board has been very rewarding, for me as well as the agency,” Carlson said. “Over that period, the staff, management, and the board have worked tirelessly to bring about the positive changes that are reflective in the agency’s partnerships. As I see it, it has been the most productive period the agency has experienced, which I was proud to be a part of.”

“I am pleased that President Trump appointed Bud Hicks to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency Governing Board,” Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval said. “I’ve had the pleasure of working with Mr. Hicks in a number of capacities, but his love and knowledge of Lake Tahoe makes him a perfect member of the Governing Board and I was pleased to recommend him to the President for this important appointment.”

Hicks will hold the Governing Board seat starting in May 2018. Hicks retired from the practice of law with McDonald Carano this January but continues to retain a relationship with the firm as senior counsel. He owns a home in Glenbrook, Nevada and served on the board of directors of the Glenbrook Homeowners Association from 1999-2014, serving as president the last six years. Hicks also served as Nevada’s representative on the California-Nevada Tahoe Basin Fire Commission that completed a comprehensive review of the 2007 Angora Fire.

Hicks is married to Suzette Hicks. The couple grew up in Reno and attended local schools. They have two grown children and five grandchildren.

“All of us love Lake Tahoe and its many recreational amenities,” Hicks said. “I look forward to working with the other members of the TRPA Governing Board and the TRPA’s hard-working staff. The TRPA and all those working with it have accomplished many wonderful things for one of America’s greatest gifts, Lake Tahoe. I hope to be a constructive addition to this exceptional team.”

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency leads the cooperative effort to preserve, restore, and enhance the unique natural and human environment of the Lake Tahoe Region, while improving local communities, and people’s interactions with our irreplaceable environment. For additional information, contact Tom Lotshaw, Public Information Officer, at (775) 589-5278.