Hillary Schieve is mayor of Reno, Nevada, and is the current president of the United States Conference of Mayors – the first independent politician to serve in this role.
Hillary Schieve was elected as Reno’s Mayor on November 4, 2014. She was sworn in on November 12, 2014, as the 28th Mayor of the City of Reno. Prior to being elected Mayor, Schieve was elected as At-Large Reno City Council Member. Schieve is a registered non-partisan and is not affiliated with any political party.
Schieve brings to the Council her entrepreneurial experience as an employer and local business owner, as well as her out-of-the-box thinking which helped City businesses prosper during the economic downturn. Schieve is the owner and operator of two businesses in the City of Reno and was inspired to run for office while creating the Midtown District with other small business owners who were experiencing bureaucratic red tape.
Schieve has made it a priority since assuming office to put funding toward creating a downtown environment that attracts residents, students, businesses and visitors. She was named in Politico Magazine’s America’s 11 Most Interesting Mayors article. The piece refers to her as ‘The re-inventor’ for her role in the positive transformation of Reno, which is ‘becoming a hub for tech entrepreneurs and companies, pulling coders and data analysts from far more expensive Silicon Valley four hours to the west.’ Schieve is known for reinventing and revitalising Reno nationally due to her ‘Reno Revival’ national branding.
Schieve is a major supporter of arts and culture. In September 2019 she was named Elected Arts Advocate of the Year by the Americans For The Arts due to her innovative approach to economic development through the arts. In 2017 she was appointed as the Chair of the US Conference of Mayors Committee (T.A.P.E.S) for Tourism, Arts, Parks, Entertainment, and Sports.