Funding Assistance for Non-Profits
In response to the Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) the U.S. Department of Treasury has allocated funding to reimburse local governments for expenses incurred in responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency. In turn, the Carson City Board of Supervisors has allocated $1,000,000 of these Coronavirus Relief Funds to non-profits operating in Carson City to help with direct and indirect expenses associated with COVID-19. The funds must be used specifically for:
1. Necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to COVID-19,
2. Expenses not accounted for in the budget most recently approved through your organization, and
3. Expenses incurred and paid during the period that begins March 1, 2020 and ends December 30, 2020.
Guidance can be found at: https://home.treasury.gov
The federal assistance will be distributed, on a reimbursement basis, through Carson City, Nevada for expenses associated with COVID-19.
1. Please refer to the guidance to ensure that expenses requested are allowable and provide a Letter of Interest.
2. Please provide a detailed budget for the proposed program.
3. Please provide a plan of expenditure which should be no more than four pages in length and include the following:
a. Brief problem statement(s) explaining why funds are needed.
b. Estimate or exact amount of funds required to meet this need.
c. An explanation of how funds are expected to be used to respond directly to the COVID-19 public health emergency or for secondary effect.
d. If funds are expected to be allocated to other entities, how funds will be allocated and the nature of their work (e.g. food bank, home care providers, etc.).
e. How the agency receiving the funds will ensure the use of funds meet federal guidance.
4. Projects must be completed, and all funds must be reimbursed by December 30, 2020.
5. Applicants will need to submit a Letter of Interest, budget and plan of expenditure; to the Grants Administrator by 4pm on August 5, 2020. Those three documents will be deemed to be the “application.” Documents can be submitted to Carson City via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail, to the following address, but complete applications must be received by Carson City no later than August 5th, 2020:
201 N. Carson Street # 3
Carson City, NV 89701
Attn: Grants Administrator
6. Funding will be determined based on the application, the eligibility of expenses, and the level of need throughout Carson City. Funding will also be dependent on the number of requests received and dollar amount of those requests.
7. All questions can be e-mailed to the Carson City Grants Administrator at email@example.com or by phone at 775-283-7069.
Carson City will assemble an Application Review Workgroup (ARW) to review, read and score all applications. The ARW recommendations will be presented to the Carson City Board of Supervisors; and the Board of Supervisors will have final approval of the funding.
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A fast wind-blown brush fire roared over the hilltop separating the Native American Indian Reservation from Douglas County this afternoon. An air flotilla of twin and single engine fire retardant bombers pounded the flames into submission on the north side of the hill, just shy of the cemetery. Firefighters say just prior to the fire erupting there were lightning strikes just to the south creating a wall of flames heading north. That’s where firefighters from Douglas and Carson City muscled the fire to a stop.
The biggest factor in the fire was the 30 to 40 mph winds, blowing up from the south. They finally subsided after about an hour. Value of property lost is unknown. The burned area is largely vacant, covered with typical desert vegetation with some houses mixed in at the north end. It appeared that at least one major building was destroyed later described as an “out building.” No inhabited homes were lost, according to East Fork Fire officials, although one home suffered minor damage.
Air tanker tries to water down area where fire initially erupted.
Dry brush just east of 395 burned quickly. Quick action by firefighters saved the day for a number of residents.
…but the firefighters couldn’t save all that was in the way of a strong northward moving fire…
Fire copter drenching the edges of the fire to prevent flames from escaping…
Steven Forsythe, 61,
charged with Sexual Assault of a
Child under the age of 14.
A Carson City man has been arrested by Sheriff Deputies at his place of employment after a warrant was issued alleging he had sexually assaulted a child under the age of 14.
Deputies went to his job site and asked him to step outside, which he did. It wasn’t but a few seconds later Steven Forsythe, 61, was wearing handcuffs and being placed in a sheriff’s patrol car enroute to the Carson City Jail.
Forsythe was booked on the charges along with a quarter million dollar bond.
9:30pm Carson City Sheriff’s Deputies say a husband and wife got into an argument at their Camp ‘n Town dwelling and that the wife stabbed the husband in the face. The wife suffered a cut on her leg. Deputies are coming on scene.
9:37pm Deputies on scene are investigating what happened. None of the injuries sound life-threatening.
Everything was going great until they snagged a power line that knocked out power on both sides of South Edmonds.
A small dump truck depositing fill dirt in the front yard of a home in the 55-hundred block of South Edmonds wound up knocking out the power for that particular home, and a number of others on both sides of Edmonds.
The drump truck was dumping fill dirt in the front of a home. Unfortunately, when the dump truck’s bed tilted high in the air, it hit an overhead power line and the power to the home went away….as well as for a number of homes in the immediate area.
Nevada Power was summoned to the scene and fixed the break. It was assumed that power would be restored on both sides of South Edmonds in time for dinner.
4pm Reports are coming in that there is a power outage on South Edmonds, 5500 block. Wires are down on or near the road and the power company is enroute.
Governor Sisolak is avoid legislative half-time by diving right in to the second half of planning for our coping with the lingering Covid-19.
Governor Sisolak is barely wrapping up his first legislative launch to tightly manage state revenues due to the Corona Virus – but now he’s digging in to the second half of his budgetary journey to keep Nevada financially above water. Here’s his message to the legislature and to the citizens of Nevada:
His focus: law enforcement reform, fixing the state’s unemployment system and setting standards for business and employee safety to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Governor’s Sisolak’s view of all things Legislative:
I convened the Legislature for the current special session, which is now on Dday number 12, to take the necessary legislative actions to address state government’s top priority – the historic $1.2 billion budget deficit caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, my Administration’s other top priorities still remain as critical as ever, including our need to manage the public health crisis and protect the health and safety of Nevadans.
Since the start of this budget special session, we have also been working to manage our increases in cases and hospitalizations as they hit record numbers. While it was my previous intention to call an immediate subsequent special session to discuss extraordinary policy issues that I believe cannot and should not wait until the regularly scheduled 2021 legislative session, I have serious reservations about having our lawmakers convene again for a similar – or longer – period of time in the midst of this spike in our State.
To be clear: our State is in a dangerous situation, and it is necessary for my administration to dedicate all of our time and energy toward mitigating the spread and addressing the increases we are currently facing.
My goal is still to issue a proclamation for a second special session, but I will only do so when I am confident the Legislature, in coordination with my office, has fully reviewed all policy items and is ready to conduct a thorough, organized and efficient second special session. This is the responsible decision to make in order to protect the time needed to address the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
Critical policy issues I am planning to include for the second special session:
- Addressing criminal and social justice policy reform
- Working to ensure Nevadans, businesses, workers and the unemployed have the support and protections they need as they battle COVID-19, including the following:
- Ensuring Nevadans can exercise their fundamental right to vote in a way that does not dangerously expose them to increased risk of COVID-19 infection
- Helping stabilize Nevada businesses so they don’t suffer continued economic hits and establishing safety standards for the workers who are keeping our economy going
- Removing statutory barriers impeding the work of Nevada’s unemployment insurance program
Attorney General Ford Helps School Districts Bring Internet Connectivity and Products to Students Learning From Home
Benefits Result from 2019 T-Mobile Settlement
Carson City, NV – Today, Nevada Attorney General Aaron D. Ford announced that his office will help local school districts bring T-Mobile’s new “T-Mobile Project 10Million” Broadband Access for Education Program to Nevada students learning from home when the initiative launches. When T-Mobile’s Project 10Million program becomes available, it will help provide qualifying student households with access to broadband products and Internet services before the start of the 2020-2021 school year. Under the terms of the settlement, T-Mobile will be offering qualifying students free service and hotspots, as well as reduced cost devices. In order to achieve this goal, T-Mobile will be aligning with the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) qualification criteria for credentialing and eligibility.
In November 2019, AG Ford and his Bureau of Consumer Protection negotiated a settlement with T-Mobile to resolve antitrust concerns surrounding T-Mobile’s merger with Sprint. Bringing T-Mobile’s Project 10Million to Nevada is one of several benefits from that settlement. Through this settlement, AG Ford and his Bureau of Consumer Protection have been working with the Nevada Department of Education to connect T-Mobile and Nevada school districts with eligible households. These households will gain access to this new program when it formally launches.
“Thousands of local students are thwarted from distance learning programs because they don’t have Internet access and devices in their homes,” said Attorney General Aaron D. Ford. “Under my Administration, Nevada families always come first, and I’m thrilled to connect T-Mobile with Nevada’s school districts to bring distance learning into the homes of many young Nevadans in need.”
“Having high-quality access to the Internet should not be based on zip code,” added State Superintendent for Public Instruction Jhone Ebert. “All of Nevada’s children deserve to have a device and connectivity to reach their teachers, primary resources and the global community. Thanks to the hard work of our attorney general and his Bureau of Consumer Protection, this settlement seeks to address a serious need and inequity brought to the forefront by the COVID-19 pandemic and shift to distance learning.”
Additional information about how T-Mobile will be addressing the needs of students during the COVID-19 crisis through T-Mobile’s Project 10Million is available here. Information on how T-Mobile has connected more than 750,000 students across nearly 1,000 schools and school districts in the past several weeks during the COVID-19 pandemic is available here.
Settlement With T-Mobile:
AG Ford and his office worked with T-Mobile and Sprint to negotiate specific settlement terms in the best interests of Nevada consumers and employees. In addition to T-Mobile’s Project 10Million, key commitments in this settlement placed an emphasis on T-Mobile deploying a network that would cover over 90 percent of the State’s population and save employee jobs post-merger.
“While the commitment to keeping hundreds of local jobs was important prior to the pandemic, with so much unemployment it has become even more critical now,” said Attorney General Aaron D. Ford. “T-Mobile agreed to retain a 450 employee Sprint call center and convert it into a T-Mobile Experience Center, and to offer employment with similar duties and pay to every retail Sprint and T-Mobile employee post-merger.”
Additional highlights of key commitments in the settlement that are advanced include:
- Deploy 5G Network: Within three years of the close of the merger, T-Mobile will deploy a 5G network in Nevada with at least 64 percent of the State’s population having access to download speeds equal to or greater than 100 Mbps. Within six years of the close, the network will cover at least 94 percent of Nevada’s general population and 83 percent of Nevada’s rural population, with access to download speeds equal to or greater than 100 Mbps.
- Low-Price Mobile Plan Commitment: For at least six years, T-Mobile will offer all Nevada consumers new, low-priced plans that include unlimited talk, text and at least 2 GB of data for $15 per month, and 5 GB of data for $25 per month. Furthermore, T-Mobile will incrementally increase the amount of data provided under both plans, so that each plan’s data allotment will nearly double within four years.
- Commitment to Preserve Nevada Jobs: All retail T-Mobile and Sprint employees in Nevada will receive an offer of employment with T-Mobile, with comparable duties and wages. T-Mobile will also maintain the existing Sprint call center in Las Vegas by converting it to a T-Mobile Customer Experience Center, with at least 450 employees for the entire six-year term of the agreement. The agreement protects the rights of employees to participate in unions or organized labor; and T-Mobile will launch a paid apprentice program, selecting at least 10 apprentices per year, including at least three management or professional trainees.
- Philanthropic Contribution for Minorities, Women, Small Businesses and Nevada Native-American Tribes: T-Mobile will make a charitable contribution of $30,000,000 in three equal installments over a three-year period to fund programs through grants that enhance entrepreneurial opportunities and workforce development for, and expand small businesses owned by, minorities and women in the State of Nevada. The recipients and use of these grants will be at the discretion of Nevada’s attorney general. Funds may also be used to pre-pay or reimburse costs associated with eligible broadband improvements made for the benefit of Nevada’s Native American Tribes under a program administered by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology.
Quad-County COVID-19 Update: One Death, Seven New Cases, and Three Recoveries
(Carson City, NV) – Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS) is reporting an additional death due COVID-19 in the Quad-County region. The individual is a female Carson City resident in her 60’s with underlying health conditions.
CCHHS is also reporting seven new positive cases and three additional recoveries of COVID-19. This brings the total number of cases to 532, with 382 recoveries and nine deaths, 141 cases remain active.
The new cases are:
• A female Douglas County resident in her 70’s with no connection to a previously reported case.
• A female Carson City resident in her 60’s with a recent travel history to California.
• A male Lyon County resident in his 20’s with no connection to a previously reported case.
• A female Carson City resident in her 30’s with no connection to a previously reported case.
• A male Douglas County resident in his 30’s with no connection to a previously reported case.
• A female Douglas County resident in her 60’s with no connection to a previously reported case.
• An adult male Lyon County resident in his teens with a connection to a previously reported case.
Carson City Health and Human Services is working to identify close risk contacts to prevent further spread of the disease. Due to medical privacy requirements and to protect their identity, no further information about the cases will be released.
-260 Total Cases (+2 from 7/20)
-73 Active (-1 from 7/20)
-180 Recovered (+2 from 7/20)
-7 Deaths (+1 from 7/20)
-109 Total (+3 from 7/20)
-30 Active (+2 from 7/20)
-78 Recovered (+1 from 7/20)
-161 Total (+2 from 7/20)
-37 Active (+2 from 7/20)
-122 Recovered (+0 from 7/20)
– 2 Deaths (+0 from 7/20)
-2 Total (+0 from 7/20)
-0 Active (+0 from 7/20)
-2 Recoveries (+0 from 7/20)
-532 Total Cases (+7 from 7/20)
-141 Active (+3 from 7/20)
-382 Recovered (+3 from 7/20)
-9 Deaths (+1 from 7/20)
-13 Hospitalizations (+0 from 7/20)
Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing for Quad-County Residents Without Symptoms
There is one drive-thru COVID-19 testing event for Quad-County residents without symptoms this week. Testing is free of charge; first come, first served, no appointments or reservations.
• July 23, 8 to 11am, Carson High School, 1111 N. Saliman Rd., Carson City, 400 tests available.
For those who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have questions, call the Quad-County COVID-19 Hotline Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Spanish speakers are available. The phone number is (775) 283-4789.
WNC reopens July 27th
Students and community members will be welcomed back on WNC’s campuses starting July 27.
Phase 3 also includes remaining employees who didn’t return in Phases 1 and 2 coming back to campus on July 1.
At the heart of WNC’s reopening plan is ensuring the safety and well-being of its students, faculty, staff and visitors. To provide that safety the college is asking visitors to practice social distancing and to wear a face covering while on WNC’s three campuses.
Students or anyone visiting the campus not wearing a mask can be told to do so and will be asked to leave if they do not comply. Exceptions will be made for individuals who can’t wear a face covering due to a medical condition, disability or who are unable to remove a mask without assistance. Persons exempted from wearing a face covering should wear a non-restrictive alternative, such as face shield.
Because plans are in flux and match mandates from Gov. Steve Sisolak, refer to this webpage for updates.
All employees return to work as “normal” as possible in Phase 3.
WNC will work to secure as much PPE as possible, although supplies are limited. Employees who need PPE should contact the Office of Human Resources.
WNC is working on being as flexible as possible with the various needs of our employees. The HR office, led by Melody Duley will be the point of contact for requesting return to work exemptions.
Sheriff’s deputies go through the evidence of the incident.
2:50 pm Tuesday – Fifteen year old boy pulled a gun at the Mills Park Skate Park. He cocked the gun and pointed it at a nearby child. Somebody call the sheriff’s office. Boy scurries off with the gun heading south toward Robinson Street. Deputies think the boy dropped the gun while running through backyards. They capture him.
2:55pm Boy detained by deputies on Robinson. Deputies think they know where the boy dropped the gun. They find the gun – no bullets it. It was suspected the boy had bullets in the gun earlier. Boy in custody.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is hoping local Carson City residents might have seen this missing young lady.
Lindsie Newman was last seen Monday in Carson City. Lindsie told associates that she was going to help a friend. Lindsie left her residence and has not been seen since.
Lindsie sent several messages to friends stating that she needed money for a bus ticket. It is unknown what Lindsie needed the bus ticket for or any clue as to her ultimate destination.
The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has listed Lindsie as a missing and endangered person. The Carson City Sheriff’s Office is asking for any possible leads as to her whereabouts.
Lindsie stands 5-foot 4-inches. She weighs 115 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. Lindsie has a tattoo of vines on her lower back. Lindsie is thought to be in the northwest Nevada area.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lindsie Newman is asked to call Sergeant Acosta at 775-283-7888, Lieutenant Gonzales at 775-283-7850, Carson City Dispatch at 775-887-COPS (2677), or Secret Witness at 775-322-4900. You can remain anonymous. Lindsie’s family is probably worried sick. Keep an eye and ear out for her.
6:10pm A five year old boy was injured when a car came down Mockingbird and hit a utility trailer his father was loading. The boy was knocked from the trailer to the ground. He is injured but not life threatening. Police are investigating.
Nevada State Treasurer Zach Conine announced Monday that the state’s short-term rental assistance program for Nevadans suffering financial hardship due to COVID-19 are now taking applications.
Rental assistance funds will be offered as a grant to eligible Nevada tenants and the grants are not required to be paid back. Funds will be awarded first-come-first-serve and will be paid directly to landlords on behalf of tenants.
In order to be eligible for funds, applicants must be a tenant in Nevada with a current active lease in which back-rent is owed. Applicants must be able to prove financial hardship due to COVID-19 – loss of employment, reduction in work hours, and/or reduction in wages. Those applying for grants must have a gross annual household income at or below 120% of Area Median Income. Applicants can learn whether they qualify. Applicants must not already be receiving Federal Voucher Housing Assistance and have no more than $3,000 cash on hand. Those who have been financially wounded by Covid-19 and have missed rent payments are encouraged to visit housing.nv.gov to begin the application process.
Applicants will be directed to a housing agency based on their county of residence. After applying, tenants will be notified if they’re been approved and funds will be forwarded to the tenant’s landlord. Funds will be provided on a first-come-first-serve basis.
It comes as no surprise that state officials anticipate there will be more demand for this program than they have money for. Therefore they need the federal government to step up and provide additional support to tenants hammered by COVID-19.
More information about the program can be found in both English and Spanish or by calling 2-1-1.
2:20pm Report of a downed power line – small grass fire. CCFD is on scene on Carson River Road, just past the big bend in the road.
Greetings Ackerman Warriors!
I hope you all are safe and well during this time of uncertainty! I apologize for the lengthy email, but I have many items on which to update you all.
There are 106 days until the general election on November 3rd. Patricia has been busy making virtual appearances and phone calls whenever possible encouraging voters to volunteer and donate to the campaign.
We are happy to report Patricia has received two more big endorsements— The Northern Nevada Labor Council and The National Association of Social Workers.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Time-Sensitive Voter Information for those of you who may have friends or relatives living abroad. This website outlines important absentee ballot voting: https://www.votefromabroad.org
Our phone bank volunteers have been busy . . . we have made hundreds of calls and we are constantly training new volunteers. I want to congratulate Greg M. and Hannalea W. They are leading the pack of phone bankers with over 300 calls each just in the past couple weeks. As I’ve said before, phone banking is the best tool (besides canvassing) to reach voters.
We will soon launch a peer text banking program. We need to reach out to over 200,000 voters, and those voters’ phone numbers cost the campaign thousands of dollars. We will also begin polling efforts in late August or early September.
Volunteers have been busy delivering Ackerman yard signs all over Nevada’s Congressional District #2. We have just purchased 500 more yard signs and a number of bumper stickers. We need to raise over $5000 to cover those costs. We will also soon be sending out direct-mail campaign ads to Nevada voters, and soon Patricia will be featured in television ads. The campaign will also need to raise money for the cost to “buy into” the national democratic coordinated campaign. These are extremely expensive items.
As you can see, there are many costs involved for the campaign to meet its goals and responsibilities as we gear up for the election. We encourage all of you to relay those facts to voters whenever possible and ask voters to donate whatever they are able. Mark Amodei has over seven (7) times our war chest, so we can’t be complacent. We outraised him during the last three (3) months, but we still trail in total raised. So please continue to donate if you are able and encourage friends to do the same.
July 18, 2020 – The Las Vegas Associated Press reported the following:
“Democrat Ackerman outraises Republican Amodei in recent months. But Ackerman trails Amodei in overall fundraising
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s three incumbent Democrats in Congress are outraising their Republican opponents as they seek reelection this year, according to campaign finance reports filed this week.
Nevada’s fourth member of the House, Republican Rep. Mark Amodei, was outraised by his new Democratic opponent Patricia Ackerman in recent months, but she has a large fundraising gap to try to close. Amodei has seven times as much ready in his campaign account than she does.”
The article is posted on Patricia’s Facebook page. Please share the article on your social media platforms.
Things you can continue to do to assist the campaign in meeting its goals in this social distancing universe:
- Volunteer for phone bank shifts
- Volunteer for text bank shifts
- Write Letters to The Editor in your local newspapers
- Display yard signs and bumper stickers
- “Like” and “Share” Patricia’s Facebook posts to your social media platforms
- Sign up to hold a Virtual House Party between Patricia and your friends and neighbors (contact us for more information)
Remember, every email or post you read, volunteer action you take, and donation you make are acts of fighting back and fighting along-side Patricia. Ultimately, we are building a campaign that can beat Mark Amodei so we can turn Nevada Blue!
On behalf of Patricia and the entire campaign, thank you all so much for all you do! Keep up the fight! We can do this! Be Safe. Be Well.
— Kelley Hopkins Volunteer Coordinator Ackerman4Congress (775) 232-0219
Contact: Michael Cullen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ackerman statement supporting the HEROES Act, condemning Amodei’s failure to support Nevadans
Carson City, July 18 – Patricia Ackerman, Democratic candidate for Nevada Congressional District 2, released a statement today in response to Rep. Mark Amodei’s vote against the passage of the HEROES Act.
The HEROES Act will provide funding and assistance to state, local and tribal governments, helping to reduce the impact that the COVID-19 outbreak has had on our communities.
“We are being faced today with devasting repercussions from this virus. The HEROES Act will continue to support our essential workers and provide much needed relief to our working families, while also helping our local governments to better track and fight this disease,” stated Ackerman.
This bill will also provide critical support to the USPS, fund voting by mail, and extend the moratorium on evictions. An upwards of $8.7 billion would be given to Nevada over the next two years, yet Rep. Mark Amodei voted NO to this essential funding. Calling many of the issues addressed in this bill “partisan,” Amodei stated that the HEROES Act, “will not accomplish anything in terms of getting America back on track.”
In response to Amodei’s statements, Ackerman replied: “We must stop making critical issues partisan, and instead recognize that the longer we make this a divisive political issue, the longer our country and our state, suffers.”
About Patricia Ackerman
Patricia Ackerman is the daughter of Ukrainian immigrants who arrived in this country fleeing the destruction of World War II. Patricia’s mother was forced slave labor for Nazi Germany, while her father almost starved to death in a concentration camp. At the age of 15, Patricia left a home plagued by domestic violence. With a GED in hand, Patricia started her own successful small business as an interior landscape designer at the age of 21. Patricia would go on to become an award-winning stage actress, a member of the Long Beach Mounted Police, an FBI independent contractor, and an accomplished high-altitude mountaineer. Patricia’s greatest driving force in her run for public office is her mother. From 2007-2013, Patricia acted as her mother’s primary caregiver. Toward the end of her mother’s life, Patricia could not find a local doctor who would take medicare in a timely fashion. Having to wait weeks, her mother passed away the day before her appointment. Patricia Ackerman wants to lead the charge in producing a healthcare system that is affordable and accessible to Northern Nevada. Follow Patricia on Twitter orFacebook.
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AP reports: Ackerman led NV-02 fundraising in Quarter 2
Carson City – July 18 – Today the Associated Press first reported that Patricia Ackerman led the NV-02 field in fundraising for 2020’s second quarter.
“We still have a long climb ahead of us, but the wind is at our backs.” Ackerman stated. “Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this race.”
First-time congressional candidate and Democratic challenger Ackerman raised nearly $49,000 to incumbent Rep. Mark Amodei’s $45,000. Amodei has represented NV-02 since 2011 and has the backing of the GOP establishment, including President Trump. Ackerman recently won her seven person Democratic primary with nearly 50% of the vote.
About Patricia Ackerman
Patricia Ackerman is the daughter of Ukrainian immigrants who arrived in this country fleeing the destruction of World War II. Patricia’s mother was forced slave labor for Nazi Germany, while her father almost starved to death in a concentration camp. At the age of 15, Patricia left a home plagued by domestic violence. With a GED in hand, Patricia started her own successful small business as an interior landscape designer at the age of 21. Patricia would go on to become an award-winning stage actress, a member of the Long Beach Mounted Police, an FBI independent contractor, and an accomplished high-altitude mountaineer. Patricia’s greatest driving force in her run for public office is her mother. From 2007-2013, Patricia acted as her mother’s primary caregiver. Toward the end of her mother’s life, Patricia could not find a local doctor who would take medicare in a timely fashion. Having to wait weeks, her mother passed away the day before her appointment. Patricia Ackerman wants to lead the charge in producing a healthcare system that is affordable and accessible to Northern Nevada.
Follow Patricia on Twitter or Facebook.