Richard Anderson was elected to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors in 2012 and reelected in 2016. Prior to joining the Board, he served eight years on Truckee’s town council, two of those as mayor, and he has also served on the boards of the Truckee River Watershed Council, the Rotary Club of Truckee, California Trout, and the California Wildlife Foundation. He is an honorary board member of the Family Resource Center of Truckee. In his current capacity, Richard represents Nevada County on a number of advisory committees and commissions, including the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo), the Truckee River Basin Water Group, the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District, the Truckee Tahoe Airport Land Use Commission, and the Mountain Housing Council of Tahoe Truckee (a coalition of 28 stakeholder organizations that seek to accelerate the creation of workforce housing). He has served as a public representative on the Nevada County/Placer County Resource Advisory Committee of the U.S. Forest Service.
Richard is also the publisher and editor of California Fly Fisher magazine, which he launched in 1992. With a bachelor’s degree in environmental studies from San Jose State University and a master’s degree in city and regional planning from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Richard has professional experience as a private-sector land economist and public-sector land-use planner. He is a fourth-generation Californian and an avid angler, hiker, bicyclist, cross-country skier, and stillwater kayaker.