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Legislative Biography -- 72nd (2003) Session

Dawn Gibbons


Washoe County Assembly

District No. 25

Small Business Person




Born:  1954; Atlanta, Georgia.

Educated:  University of Nevada, Reno, B.G.S.; Old College, Reno.

Married:  Jim.

Children:  Chris, Jennifer, Jimmy; grandson, Grant.

Hobbies/Special Interests:  Reading, skiing, writing, piano, aerobics.

Legislative Service:  Nevada Assembly, 1991 (appointed to fill vacancy), 1999-2003—two special and four regular sessions.


Affiliations:  Bernice Mathews Elementary School Foundation Member; National Osteoporosis Advisory Board; Reno-Sparks Chamber of Commerce; Habitat for Humanity Advisory Board; Republican Women’s Federal Forum; Congressional Spouses; Republican Women National Federation; Soroptimist International; Healthy Women 2000; Trustee, Desert Research Foundation; Co-Chair , Organ and Tissue Donation Task Force, Nevada’s Office of the Attorney General; Member:  Maternal Child and Health Advisory Board; Council on State Government Committee on Aging; Federal Budget and Taxation Committee.


Personal and Professional Achievements:  1988-1989 Reno Business and Professional Woman of the Year Award; Sierra Bank Founding Board Member, 1992; Washoe County Airport Authority Board Trustee, 1993-1997; Reno-Sparks Convention and Visitors Authority Board Trustee, 1995-1996; Chairman, Children’s Cabinet; Committee to Aid Abused Women Board Member; American Red Cross Board Member; Founding Member of Nevada Network Against Domestic Violence; Toastmasters; French Ambassador, Nevada Opera Association, 1991; March of Dimes Member; Who’s Who in Business; Who’s Who of Women; Assemblywoman of the Year, 2001, Peace Officers’ Association of Nevada; 2002 Nevada Women’s Role Model Award by Attorney General Frankie Sue Del Papa; 2002 Honoree, Nevada Diabetes Association; 2001 Honoree, Nevada Organ and Tissue Network; 1999 American Lung Association Honoree.


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