Governor Lombardo Appoints Vaughn Hartung To Nevada Transportation Authority

CARSON CITY, NV – March 14, 2023

Today, Governor Joe Lombardo announced his appointment of Vaughn Hartung to the Nevada Transportation Authority (NTA) and designated him as the NTA’s new chair. Hartung announced his resignation from the Washoe County Commission this afternoon.

“I’m pleased to announce my appointment of Vaughn Hartung to the Nevada Transportation Authority,” said Governor Joe Lombardo. “Throughout his time as Commissioner, Vaughn helped bring critical innovation, development, and growth to Washoe County. I’m grateful for Vaughn’s willingness to continue his service to others by serving as the Chair of the Nevada Transportation Authority.”

Since 2012, Hartung has represented District 4 on the Washoe County Commission. District 4 includes Sparks, Spanish Springs, and Hidden Valley. Throughout his tenure on the Commission, Hartung served as Chair and held numerous board appointments, including on the Regional Transportation Commission and on the Reno-Sparks Convention & Visitors Authority (RSCVA). Hartung also led the Washoe County Strategic Goal Champion for the Economic Impacts Initiative, which focused on being responsive and proactive to pending economic impacts and taking leadership in facilitating smart growth.

Prior to his service on the Washoe County Commission, Hartung owned a local photography business and served as an adjunct faculty member for the University of Nevada, Reno and Truckee Meadows Community College, where he taught photography for two decades.



Elizabeth Ray
Communications Director