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Ed Smith wins award from Truckee Meadows Tomorrow

Posted 6/30/2009

Ed Smith of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Living With Fire program has been awarded an Accentuate the Positive Silver Star from Truckee Meadows Tomorrow.

Smith earned the award for his efforts to teach homeowners living in high-fire areas how to protect their property from wildland blazes.

Truckee Meadows Tomorrow is a nonprofit group that measures and reports on the quality of life in the Truckee Meadows according to various parameters. Smith was recognized for his efforts to improve an indicator called “Perception of Safety.”

Smith and other award winners will be honored at the group’s Accentuate the Positive Awards Luncheon from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 9 at the Peppermill Tuscany Ballroom.

-- Jim Sloan

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