Long time businesswoman and political “Woman About Town” Ronni Hannaman has thrown her silk purse into the ring for City Supervisor Ward 2. Incumbent Ward 2 Supervisor Brad Bunkowski says he’s not running again after eight years on the Board. Hannaman’s reaction was to express her intent to run for Ward 2 as well as to maintain her steady hand on the wheel as Executive Director of the CC Chamber of Commerce. She obviously plans to be very busy over the next four years.
Hannaman agrees, as Mayor Crowell recently said, something’s got to be done to repair city streets, actually produce affordable housing commensurate with the need, and wage our own focused war on drugs – especially among our youth and young adults.
Hannaman also wants to keep the pedal-to-metal on tourism because, next to state government, Carson City’s piggy bank relies very heavily on tourism. Hannaman says a healthy tourism economy lifts all boats for local residents who work in entertainment, restaurants and enhancing fine dining and the ever-popular shopping that is quite abundant for a town the size of Carson City.
Hannaman says her leadership at the Chamber of Commerce helped to produce the Silver and Snowflake Festival of Lights, supported a very attractive, if not magnetic McFadden Plaza and recently raised some tall dollars to help renovate the Bob Boldrick Theater within the Carson City Community Center.
Obviously Ronnie Hannaman has been a very busy community booster over the last 20+ years and appears to be in no mood to slow down her mission of service to her community.
Supervisor openings are for Wards 2 and 4 – Supervisors Bunkowski and Barrette both saying they’re moving on while Supervisor Lori Bagwell and outside challenger Aaron Sims are going after the Mayor’s job. Mayor Crowell is leaving the Board after serving a statutory maximum of three, four-year terms.