Walking through Hillside Cemetery you will see great changes, and the results of families and volunteers working together to bring this historic landscape back into a state of grace. We are working hard to protect and preserve Reno's oldest community based cemetery. We will look at how Reno's historic cemeteries are connected and the importance of preserving them for future generations.
CALL TO ACTION!!!
Hillside needs your support!
The Nevada Legislature is in session, and Bill Number AB 203 is scheduled to be presented to the Assembly Committee on Health and Human Services. This Bill will hopefully set stricter parameters around the maintenance of historical cemeteries, and will prevent any cemetery authority from disinterring individuals from plots that are owned by someone other than the cemetery authority. You can review the Bill language through the Bill tracking site https://www.leg.state.nv.us/App/NELIS/REL/79th2017/Plt, or through LegiScan at https://legiscan.com/NV/bill/AB203/2017. At this time, the hearing to see this Bill is set for Monday March 6th at 1:00pm, in the Legislative Building at 401 South Carson St. in Carson City, NV. This is a tentative date that we will hopefully be able to confirm this Thursday.
We are asking anyone that can attend the hearing for Bill AB 203 to join us to show your support. If you are unable to attend, please email a letter expressing your support of this Bill to email@example.com. For you letter to be counted in the hearing we will need it by the afternoon of Wednesday March 1, 2017.
Neighborhood Advisory Board Meeting for Ward 5 (Hillside Cemetery is within Ward 5).
Reno City Hall Council Chambers - One East First Street, Reno, NV 89501
There is a chance for public comment, and there is a Hillside Cemetery update on the agenda.
Fran & Chaylene will be at Hillside Cemetery for basic cleaning and maintenance of the family plots. If you wish to assist in the clean up, please review our Volunteer page for information.
This particular Saturday will also be in appreciation of Sierra Memorial Gardens suspension of their disinterment plan. We are thankful that they are taking the time to listen to our families that do not want their relatives disinterred, and we hope they continue to hear their concerns.
The Reno City Council will be meeting on September 28th. Hillside Cemetery is specifically on their agenda, unfortunately we do not know exactly when they will be discussing it. Please join HCPF members and volunteers for the public comment section to share your concerns about the disinterment plan, and maybe give the city ideas on what great things the cemetery can be used for. The link below will provide the City Council's meeting agenda and location:
Stand with us and say WE DO NOT WANT THIS!
Please attend the HRC meeting with HCPF. The owner of Hillside Cemetery, and their developer will be there. This is the perfect opportunity for our community to stand up and voice our opinion and disagreement with this project.
@ Mckinley Arts Center - 925 Riverside Dr., Reno, NV 89503
Washoe County Administration Complex
Commission Chambers, Building A
1001 East Ninth Street
There will be a section of the meeting for public comment. Please join HCPF in voicing our concerns of the threat to Hillside Cemetery right now. Currently, it appears that the Health Department has the power to take back the permits and stop the disinterment plans.
Join the Hillside Cemetery Preservation Foundation for a community meeting to discuss the future of Hillside Cemetery and the proposed disinterment of hundreds of Reno's founding fathers and mothers. This is a free event held in the auditorium on the lower level of the downtown Reno library at 301 S. Center Street Reno, NV 89501. We have invited Sierra Memorial Gardens to discuss their plans for the cemetery. Please join us to voice your concerns, get information and ask questions. We encourage everyone with family buried at Hillside to attend. Also, we would appreciate if any family members can bring pictures of their ancestors to share at the meeting.