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Wynn’s resignation opens spot on TRPA board

Andy Bourelle

As soon as Las Vegas casino executive Steve Wynn turns in his written resignation, the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency will begin the application process to find his replacement.

Wynn announced at TRPA’s regular monthly meeting Aug. 26 that it would be his last as a governing board member.

Pamela Wilcox, executive officer of the Nevada TRPA, said finding the replacement would be an open, public process.

Fifteen members comprise the TRPA: seven from California, seven from Nevada and one non-voting presidential appointee.

Wynn occupied the Nevada at-large seat, which is a one-year appointment. The other seven Nevada board members will appoint the replacement.

Wilcox said it is possible an interim replacement would be appointed for the remainder of Wynn’s term, and the process may be repeated to start the term in January.

Wynn, a former Lake Tahoe property owner and chairman of Mirage Resorts, indicated his reasons for leaving TRPA were because of time constraints. Mirage Resorts’ $1.6 billion Bellagio hotel is set to open in Las Vegas in October, and the $600 million Beau Rivage is set to open in Biloxi, Miss. in February.

He served on the bistate agency’s governing board since January 1995.

Wilcox said residents interested in the replacement process are welcome to call her at (702) 687-4363.

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