TRPA beings process of finding new boss |

TRPA beings process of finding new boss

The Tahoe Regional Planning Agency this month likely will establish a group of community members to help with the decision of who should replace Jim Baetge, the bistate government’s former executive director.

Resumes for the executive director position are being accepted until the end of the month. TRPA officials hope to have a new executive director on the job by the middle of April.

The Tahoe residents selected for the screening committee are supposed to represent a cross-section of area interests, including environmental organizations, small businesses, gaming, skiing, home owners and Tahoe, state, tribal and federal governments.

In February the screening committee is expected to review applications and select the most qualified people. The governing board will conduct the final interviews.

Baetge’s last day was Jan. 7. Similar community involvement occurred when he was selected in 1994. More than 130 people applied at that time.

Jerry Wells, longtime TRPA deputy director, is now acting executive director.

What: TRPA meeting

When: Wednesday, 9:30 a.m.

Where: North Tahoe Conference Center, 8318 North Lake Blvd., Kings Beach

Information: Call (775) 588-4547, or look on the Internet at

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