Time to say good-bye to Sen. Bryan; farewell tour comes to Douglas County today | RecordCourier.com

Time to say good-bye to Sen. Bryan; farewell tour comes to Douglas County today

Christy Chalmers

U.S. Sen. Richard Bryan’s farewell tour comes to Douglas County today.

Bryan, a Democrat, is finishing his second 6-year Senate term and has decided not to seek re-election. Instead, he’s been touring Nevada, attending final town hall meetings, meeting and greeting his constituents and having a great time, said Tom Baker, his top rural aide.

“I told the senator we’ve had such a great response we should have done this six years ago,” joked Baker. “We’ve had some excellent responses.”

Today’s events include an appearance at the Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce’s monthly luncheon, which starts at noon at the Carson Valley Inn.

At 2 p.m., Bryan will join various local officials for a tour of the Carson River and a review of some of the conservation projects he has been involved in.

At 4 p.m., the county commission will hold a special meeting to read a proclamation honoring Bryan for his work.

The proclamation reads like a resume of Bryan’s contributions to Douglas County. Credits range from helping to resolve the conflict over the location of the Genoa Post Office, a process that lasted several years, to securing federal money for repairing damage caused by the 1997 New Year’s Flood.

After the proclamation is formally OK’d, Bryan is to give Douglas leaders an update on federal issues.

At 5:30 p.m., Bryan’s last town hall meeting is scheduled to kick off at the CVIC Hall, 1604 Esmeralda Ave., Minden.

For more details on Bryan’s tour schedule, call his office at 885-9111.