Carson City Tomorrow
What will Carson City be like in 10 years?
Who actually knows? But here’s what I would love to see:
Carson City is the best small city in the American West where people love to live, work and play while entertaining tourists from all over the world. Carson City residents are proud of our rich heritage and want to build for the future, balancing resources and amenities for every family including adequate open spaces, recreational opportunities and living space for Carson City families to raise their children safely while also meeting the needs of our growing senior community.
Carson City desperately needs an updated city-wide Master Land Use Plan that will apply the latest innovative planning techniques that are emerging across the country to help Carson City produce an orderly blend of residential and commercial properties while preserving the beauty and culture of Carson City and its status as the state capital of Nevada.
I would like to hear from a wide range of Carson City residents about your thoughts and ideas for the future of Carson City that allows us to grow and prosper while still honoring our history and rich hometown culture. We CAN do both.
775.887.1294, voice or text
This is who I am:
Maxine Nietz was born in Brooklyn in New York City, daughter of a school teacher and a police officer. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Like her father before her, Maxine worked for the NYPD until graduation. After college, she moved to the west, where she met and married her husband Fred.
Maxine has worked in the NASA Space Program – at Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, as a Mission Controller for NASA unmanned flights, like Voyager, Viking and Helios. She was the first woman to do so. Later, she worked for Lockheed in the military space program – shhhh!!
Upon leaving the space program, Maxine moved to San Francisco and worked for AT&T during the difficult days of the big breakup. There, she worked in Engineering, Operations, and Marketing. Maxine was active in San Francisco redevelopment, serving on the Bernal Heights East Slope Design Review Board.
After moving to Carson City 30 years ago, Maxine started her own computer training and consultancy, Capital City Computing. She is a programmer and teaches private customized classes and has taught at WNC as an adjunct instructor.
Maxine was also a partner in the event production company, Arlington Group Events, with her late husband Fred. Together they produced many events in Carson and in surrounding counties, including Carson City Rendezvous, annual State/City Christmas Tree Lighting, Salsa Y Salsas Festival, Legends of the West Bike & Car Fest, many chili cook-offs, craft fairs, historic trail walks, Dayton Valley Days, Virginia City Camel Races, and the Lyon County Fly-In.
Always civic minded, Maxine has served as a Girl Scout Leader, and on many boards and commissions, including Carson City Mainstreet, Carson City Planning Commission, Library Board of Trustees, Millennium Committee (which returned over $100,000 to the city), Sesquicentennial Committee, Carson Advocates for Cancer Care, WNC Advisory Board, Nevada Business Connections, Downtown Business Association and currently serves as chair of SaveOpenSpace – Carson City. She is a graduate of Carson City Leadership and ran for Assembly District 40. She has also worked in the retail environment, as promotion manager for the Carson Mall. She is a member of the Carson City Chamber of Commerce and the Nevada State Museum.