Mayor of Reno, NV
Bold, fun and independent, Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve is a true reflection of the
energized city she proudly leads. But don’t call her a politician. She is a devoted public servant with a love for her constituents and a passion for innovation. She has led the Reno Renaissance that has made the Biggest Little City a big story. She has been featured on CBS This Morning and in the pages of Fortune Magazine. Politico Magazine named her one of “America’s 11 Most Interesting Mayors”. Politico referred to her as “The re-inventor” for her role in the positive transformation of Reno. “Hill”, as her friends call her, kick-started the Reno Renaissance well before she ran for office. As an entrepreneur who owned two small businesses in the Midtown district of Reno, Hill was determined to improve the tired downtown area. Her advocacy and engaging personality helped her win an At-Large Reno City Council seat on November 6, 2012. In these divisive political times, Hill holds proudly to her independent non-partisan political status. Now, on her third term as Mayor, Hill has invigorated a downtown that attracts residents, students, businesses and visitors. As a major supporter of arts and culture, she was named Elected Arts Advocate of the Year in 2019 by the Americans For The Arts. In June of this year, Hill was named President of the U.S. Conference of Mayors–only the 8th woman to be elected to that position in the organization’s 81-year history.
Interesting fact: Hill grew up figure skating and competed nationally in pursuit of
an Olympic dream, but was stricken with kidney failure. As fate would have it, her
sister saved Hillary’s life by donating her kidney for a transplant. Today, Hill is a
strong advocate for organ donation and mental health and lobbies nationwide on
these vital health issues.