Neighborhood Watch Updates – August 3, 2016

2016 Safety & Emergency Preparedness Fair – August 18th

We are so pleased to have the Washoe County Emergency Services present their program for us. There will be representatives to discuss preventative techniques and protocol for various events, like floods, wildfires, earthquakes, etc. and how they can help out. Since there have been so many fires in our region, a fire is a good example – Which first responding agency is the lead? How is an evacuation plan implemented? How do you get current information? How do you prepare your home when you have to evacuate? Etc.

This is an excellent opportunity for you, your families and your neighbors to learn about safety and disaster preparation. We have seen how quickly an event can happen and how lives can change just as quickly!

What: Safety & Emergency Preparedness Fair
When: Thursday, August 18th, from 6 to 7:30pm
Where: The Hidden Valley Elementary School – the multi-purpose room
Who: YOU! Your family, your neighbors and friends

Please click here to read the flyer!

Please share this with your families and neighbors. Please bring them along too. Hope to see you there!


We also want to inform you that we, Leon & Fran, have resigned as the Neighborhood Watch Program (NWP) Co-Chairs and Leon, Chair of the Disaster Preparedness Committee, effective August 31st. We started the NWP in 2005 and feel we all have accomplished much to make Hidden Valley a safer place through increasing awareness of suspicious incidents. We want to thank all of our committee members, especially Harry Waldman who has been with us since the start, for all their time and efforts through these past years. We hope the many tips, articles, email blasts and website postings have been valuable.


As a final acknowledgement, we want to THANK EACH OF YOU! It is each of you, working together, being aware of suspicious activities, reporting those to the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office that make up a Neighborhood Watch Program. It is each of you, working together, watching over each other’s homes that make our neighborhoods safer. We so appreciate all your support and suggestions through the years and wish you continued diligence in your ongoing efforts.

Let’s work together to keep Hidden Valley safe!  Please share this information with your friends and neighbors.

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Fran De Avila & Leon Mills
Co-chairs of the HVHA Neighborhood Watch Committee