About Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson

Richard Anderson

District 5

Phone: 530-265-1480


Professional Life

Richard was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2012. Prior to joining the Board, he served eight years on Truckee's town council, two of those as mayor.

Advisory Committees & Commissions

In his current capacity, Richard represents Nevada County on a number of advisory committees and commissions, including:
  • the Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo)
  • the Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District Board, which he chairs
  • the Truckee Redevelopment Successor Agency Oversight Board
  • the Truckee River Basin Water Group, which he also chairs
  • the Truckee Tahoe Airport Land Use Commission, which he chairs


He has also served on the boards of:
  • California Trout
  • the California Wildlife Foundation
  • the Rotary Club of Truckee
  • the Truckee River Watershed Council
He is an honorary board member of the Family Resource Center of Truckee and is also the founder of the Truckee Tahoe Trout Fund

Supervisor Goals

As Supervisor, Richard seeks to protect the recreational, scenic, natural, and historical assets that are the foundation of our economic well-being. Richard is also the publisher and editor of California Fly Fisher magazine, which he launched in 1992. Along with degrees in environmental studies from San Jose State University and in city and regional planning from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Richard has professional experience as a land economist, land-use planner, and construction manager.