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Local Organizations Join Forces to Bring National Night Out to Reno


Community event is free to the public.

Reno, NV (September 21, 2021) – Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada, Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows, Community Services Agency Reno, and the Reno Police Department have teamed up to bring National Night Out to Reno on October 5, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Miguel Ribera Park.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

“Chief Soto and the men and women of the Reno Police Department are excited to co-host National Night Out,” said Adam Blount, Public Information Officer for the Reno Police Department. “National Night Out allows the Reno Police Department to interact with the community in a fun, family environment. This event is a direct reflection of the Reno Police Department's Mission of partnering with our community to create a safe city by providing the highest level of police services. We look forward to seeing the entire community at National Night Out.”

“Whether you are a dad of an infant, a mom of a 14-year-old, or a grandmother that wants to enjoy time with her 9-year-old, National Night Out is going to be an amazing event for everyone.  We are excited about our 2nd Annual event that promises to be even bigger and better this year,” shared Leslie Colbrese, Chief Executive Officer for Community Services Agency. “The amazing partners that have joined CSA, as well as the tremendous community support, will make this year’s event an incredible one for the community.”

Though National Night Out is typically held nationwide in August, the new date was chosen locally to avoid coinciding with Hot August Nights, the popular annual Reno tradition. With the Washoe County School District on fall break, October 5 was selected as the perfect time to bring neighborhoods together to strengthen the community and provide an afternoon of fun.

“Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows (BGCTM) is proud to work with Community Services Agency, Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada, Reno Police Department and numerous community partners to host National Night Out,” stated Anne Garlow, Family PLUS Director for Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows. “Through events like these we are able to show our members, their families and the community the value of partnership and establishing positive relationships.”

The event will feature a BBQ provided by Save Mart (4995 Kietzke Lane), games, activity booths, a bounce house, local vendors, and live music powered by Amplified Entertainment. A special thank you to Heritage Bank of Nevada for their generous support of National Night Out.


“Community has always been a cornerstone of Girl Scouts and there has never been a more important time to connect with your neighbors,” added D’Ann Jonte, Membership Support Manager for Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada. “When the opportunity arose to partner with so many of Reno’s amazing organizations, Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada could not pass it up.”


Though admission to the event is free, the organizers are asking that participants register to ensure the necessary amount of food and drink will be provided. Please visit to sign up to attend.

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About Community Services Agency
Community Services Agency empowers individuals and families to become self-sufficient through advocacy, results based programs and community partnerships in Northern Nevada. For more information visit

About Reno Police Department
The Reno Police Department's vision is to be totally integrated into the Community and viewed as a model of policing excellence. Your Police, Our Community. For further information visit

About Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada
Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada supports girls through programs that develop a strong sense of self, positive values, and healthy relationships. In a territory that includes northern Nevada and northeastern California, girls discover their strengths, connect with their communities, and rise to meet new challenges. Girl Scouting brings their dreams to life as they work together to build a better world. Join us at Girl Scouts of the Sierra Nevada by visiting

About Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
The Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows is the leading non-profit youth services agency in northern Nevada. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life for children, ages 0 to 18, in the Truckee Meadows through after-school, summer, and school break programming and services. The Club is committed to creating healthy children, in body and mind, with a sense of competence, usefulness, responsibility, belonging, and influence through diverse programs and community involvement. Founded in 1976, the Club now serves nearly 14,000 children at 30+ locations throughout Truckee Meadows, Ely, Winnemucca, and Fernley. The Boys & Girls Club strives to provide kids with positive and productive outlets for their energy with programs such as after-school tutoring, character and leadership development, healthy lifestyles, athletics, and art. And while the Club invests more than $3,000 annually into each member's members, memberships cost just $20 per year, providing equal opportunity to all children in the community. Connect with the Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows on Facebook,, Twitter, and Instagram,