Voters elected Hillary as Mayor in 2014. Hillary 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 her businesses prosper during the downturn in the economy. She wants to use her business knowledge to help eliminate bureaucratic red tape and spur job creation. Hillary’s other key issues are economic growth, public safety, regional cooperation, and senior services. Hillary is the owner and operator of two clothing stores – a shop with recycled apparel for teenagers called “Plato’s Closet” and a similar clothing store for business professionals called “Clothes Mentor”. Hillary was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. She attended Reno High School and Arizona State University. Hillary grew up figure skating. She competed nationally in pursuit of an Olympic dream, but was stricken with kidney failure. Her sister Amanda Sanchez, a local News Anchor on KOLO Channel 8, saved Hillary’s life by donating her kidney for a transplant operation. Hillary is a tremendous advocate for organ donations and lobbied nationwide to promote organ donor awareness. She founded the world’s largest online organ donor card program. Hillary’s business success landed her the Reno Gazette-Journal’s 2011 “Entrepreneur of the Year" award. Hillary was also named by the Nevada Young Professional Network and the Gazette-Journal as a “Top Twenty under Forty” recipient for her business expertise and her community service endeavors. Hillary is a founding member of the Midtown Merchants Association. She is also a board member of the Nevada Youth Empowerment Project for homeless teens. On weekends you will find her spending time with family and playing tennis. Appointments: Artown Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) - Alternate Oversight Panel for School Facilities Regional Planning Governing Board - Alternate Reno Arts and Culture Commission Reno Housing Authority Senior Citizens Advisory Committee Sierra Arts Foundation