Vaughn is well known as a STEWARD of the PUBLIC'S TRUST, Resources and a long-time DEDICATED Community SERVANT. A DEVOTED HUSBAND and FATHER. He and his wife Sandy, have been MARRIED for 32 YEARS, and have two grown children, Vaughn and Aleah, both graduates of UNR. He has always been a Man of PRINCIPLES, with a strong COMMITMENT to see our COMMUNITY PROSPER through WISE, SUSTAINABLE Planning Practices. He’s a FAMILY MAN, Community VOLUNTEER, Entrepreneur, and SELF-EMPLOYED Businessman.
RE-ELECT Commissioner Vaughn Hartung to a Second Term on the WASHOE COUNTY COMMISSION, serving District 4. Along with REGIONAL partners, SPARKS and Reno, he will continue striving to make Washoe County the premier, SAFE, HEALTHY, SECURE place to LIVE, work, and play in the west!
Washoe County Commission, District 4
Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Governing Board (Chair)
Truckee River Flood Management Authority (Vice-Chair)
Western Regional Water Commission (Chair)
Truckee Meadows Water Authority Board (TMWA)
Washoe County Investment Committee
Child Health Institute Advisory Board
Nevada Land Transfer Task Force
Nevada Association of Counties (Alternate)
Washoe County Senior Services Advisory Board (Liaison-Alternate)
Washoe County Stadium Authority (Alternate)
Board Experience (Previous)
Regional Transportation Commission (RTC)
State Land Use Planning Advisory Council (SLUPAC)
Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority (RSCVA)
Washoe County Planning Commission
Washoe County Design Review Committee
Truckee Meadows Regional Planning Commission
Spanish Springs Citizens Advisory Board (CAB)
RTC, Pyramid and McCarran Steering Committee
AD-HOC Committee on Non-Restricted Gaming (Sparks)
As a Steward of the Public's Trust, Vaughn has the impressive experience and tireless dedication needed to tackle the serious issues facing our community in the future. He has proven this through a collaborative climate between the City of Sparks and Washoe County governments which he fostered. Vaughn has been an active community member, successful small business owner, and dedicated family man since taking residence in Washoe County over 35 years ago. He has been married to his wife Sandra for 32 years, and has a son and daughter, both graduates of the University of Nevada, Reno. Vaughn is a former Adjunct Faculty member, teaching at both TMCC and UNR for nearly 20 years.
Vaughn's proven track record of Experience, Leadership,
Integrity, and Honesty is Endorsed by the following
Elected, Community, and Business Leaders.
Mayor Geno Martini, Councilman Ron Smith (Mayor Pro Tempore)
Councilman Ed Lawson, Councilwoman Charlene Bybee
Mike Carrigan - Former Sparks City Council
Shaun Carey - Former Sparks City Manager
Honorable Larma Volk, Former Justice of the Peace
John Dotson - Former Sparks Chief of Police
Lee Leighton - Former Sparks Fire Chief
Andy Flock - Former Sparks Fire Chief
Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve, Reno Councilwoman Neoma Jardon
Assemblywoman Jill Dickman - District 31, Assemblyman Ira Hansen - District 32
Dick Gammick - Former District Attorney, Robert Larkin - Former Washoe County Commissioner
Dick Kirkland - Former Washoe County Sheriff, Dan Coppa - Former Washoe County Undersheriff
Amy Harvey - Former Washoe County Clerk, Kathy Burke - Former Washoe County Recorder
Honorable Jon Porter, Bill Berrum - Former Washoe County Treasurer
Steve Pitts - Former Reno Chief of Police
Rick Reviglio - Western Nevada Supply, Tom Reviglio - Western Nevada Supply
Norm Dianda - Q&D Construction, Perry Di Loreto, Frank and Fran Lepori
John Sande III, John Sande IV, Nick Rossi - LP Insurance, Andy MacKay
Mark and Mary Kay Knobel, Major General Ron Bath, Retired., Luther Mack
Dr. Kosta & Julie Arger, Bob & Nancy Cashell, Linda Bissett, Mary Simmons
Mike Pagni, Esq., John Frankovich, Esq., Jim Endres, Gary Duhon, Esq.
Jesse Haw - Hawco, Robert Sadar Esq. - Hawco, Greg Peek
Paul Enos - CEO Nevada Trucking Association, Rob Winkel, Esq.
Sean McCaffery, Bill & Jackie Berrum, Dr. Charles & Lynnsey Virden
Tim Crowley, Kraig Knudsen - Tanamera Construction, Lindsay Knox
Tom Gallagher - Summit Engineering, Androo Allen - Artisan Communities
Steve Hartman - Vidler Water Co., Mary Lau - RAN, Lea Tauchen - RAN
Brett Scolari, Esq., Steven Scolari, Peter Lissner - Lifestyle Homes
Michael Cate, Margaret Cavin - J & J Mechanical Inc., Blake Smith
Dave Simonsen - Kidder Mathews, Don Weir - Reno Dodge, John Howitt
Ted Erkan, Roger Primm, Derek Wilson, Mike Railey, Nick Pavich
Mike Hillerby, Sev Carlson, Bob & Sylvia Larkin, John Klacking
AGC - Associated General Contractors, BANN - Builders Association of Northern Nevada
Nevada Trucking Association, RAN - Retail Association of Nevada
Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, Western Nevada Supply
Q&D Construction, Frank Lepori Construction
Hawco, J & J Mechanical Inc.
Reno Dodge, LP Insurance
The SouthEast Connector (SEC) (formerly the Tahoe/Pyramid Link) will provide a more efficient and safe alternative for commuters who travel between South Reno and East Reno/Sparks. The new roadway will be called Veterans Parkway which will stretch 5.5 miles from the intersection of Greg Street/Sparks Blvd at the north end, to South Meadows Parkway and Veterans Parkway in the south. The road is a six-lane non-elevated roadway with multi-use paths.
The North Truckee Drain project in Southeast Sparks, will realign the drain outlet further downstream to avoid a confluence with Steamboat Creek. This will lower Truckee River flooding levels and backwater breakouts within the Sparks Industrial Area. Phase I which consists of the West side of Greg Street to the end of Larkin Circle which empties into the Truckee River. Phase II is in the planning stage.