Mayor Reece Keener is serving in his 2nd term as Mayor, having previously served a term as a councilmember. Prior to his service on the City Council,
Mayor Keener was the chairman of the City of Elko’s Planning Commission for several years. 

Mayor Keener grew up in nearby Winnemucca, and then attended Cal State University, Sacramento graduating with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1990. Due to his love for Nevada, he found his way back to northern NV in 1995, when the opportunity arose for him and his wife to purchase a business.   Mayor Keener had the tremendous honor to have been selected as the "2023 Public Official of the Year" by the Nevada League Of Cities.

Mayor Keener serves as a liaison to the following City of Elko Departments and Community Boards:   Police, Water & Sewer (2nd), County Commission, Elko Debt Service, NNRDA, Finance, IT Department, Recreation Board Member.


Dear Fellow Elko Residents,

I am deeply honored and proud to serve as the Mayor of our beloved city, Elko. With over 25 years of business ownership within this community, Elko holds a special place in my heart, and I am committed to its continued success and planned growth.

At the core of my dedication to Elko is our city's mission:

The mission of the City of Elko is to provide its citizens with a clean and safe community through a responsive, transparent, and financially sound municipal government. The City will balance its resources and responsibilities to provide quality municipal services, maintain public infrastructure, enable economic development, encourage community involvement, and manage future growth.

This mission is not just a set of words; it's a commitment we take seriously. We are here to serve you, our valued residents, and we will continue to strive for excellence in all that we do.

I want to emphasize that your voice matters. We welcome your input and encourage you to participate in our twice-monthly City Council meetings held on the second and fourth Tuesdays at 4 pm. Additionally, there are opportunities to get involved in various advisory boards. Explore the Government/Advisory Boards section on the City's website for more information.

Please do not hesitate to reach out to your city council or me with any questions or concerns you may have. We are here to listen and work together to address the needs of our community.

Elko's greatness is a testament to its people. Our dedicated volunteers, community service organizations, and strong public/private partnerships make a real impact on the quality of life we enjoy here.

Together, we will continue to build a thriving and vibrant Elko. Thank you for your trust and support as we work towards a bright future for our community.

Reece Keener Mayor, City of Elko


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