Supporting the Community

Supporting the Community

In the Reno-Tahoe region, the Reno-Tahoe International Airport plays a role well beyond its runways and taxiways.  While it is important for the airport to connect our community to the world, it is also imperative that the airport connect with our community. We move you.


Safety/Emergency Asset

Reno-Tahoe International Airport has an Operations and Public Safety Department including police/security and aircraft rescue and firefighting sections to provide 24/7 public safety and security. Emergency management is coordinated through the airport's Emergency Operations Center with state-of-the-art technology including web based emergency management software. In addition, incident command is coordinated utilizing a self contained mobile Incident Command Vehicle with voice, data and video relays to the Emergency Operations Center. Airport Police have Transportation Security Administration (TSA) trained canine teams to meet continuing security challenges.

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Community Partnerships 

Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority is proud to join a team of community partners who strive to enhance this region’s reputation locally, nationally and around the world. The airport and The University of Nevada have developed a partnership that makes for a winning travel experience for sports teams while making the grade with academic departments as well. From pep-rally welcomes to special send-offs and cooperative advertising, the airport is happy to assist the University with its travel. Each time the Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority brings a large event to the region, the airport organizes a creative welcome for attendees.  Whether it’s 15,000 members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars or 21,000 Safari Club International attendees, the airport offers a unique welcome for all our guests that often includes live music, food, fun and dance help to make great first impressions for our region. The airport also helps set the tune for the City of Reno’s Artown by hosting bands, dance troupes, children’s theater and chorale performances in the terminal. Reno-Tahoe International Airport has been a proud Partner in Education with Swope Middle School since 1993. Activities are planned year round that not only provide monetary contributions, but more importantly, they provide meaningful educational opportunities for the students. Airport activities on behalf of Swope include the annual food drive, the student-built gingerbread house display and an award-winning Career Day Event.


Airport Community Events

RNO's involvement in local organizations and community events is critical in reaching out and giving back to the region. The airport is located in the center of town and is vital to the community; our involvement keeps us connected to the people who make this area great.

The team of management and staff participate in a wide range of community events including supporting the Eddy House or the Nevada Humane Society. Staff deliver food to local families and plan award winning Career Events with the airport's Partner in Education, Swope Middle School, and donate blood to local blood banks.

Employees of the Airport Authority serve on local boards and are active in Rotary Clubs, Neighborhood Advisory Boards, or the Reno-Sparks Leadership program. Partnerships with these service organizations and more have led to special events like Honor Flights for military veterans and Operation Santa Claus, which helps disadvantaged families enjoy the holiday season with gifts from Santa and a winter wonderland day of fun.

Whether it's coordinating a Hawaiian Luau at 5 a.m. in the airport lobby to send off a Make-a-Wish child to the islands, or sprinting in the 100-meter alongside a counterpart from a local business, RNO believes in the spirit of collaboration and is proud to give back to the community.

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