The Gardnerville and Minden government organizations are caught in a very peculiar situation. There is relatively little city government to be found in the Carson Valley. The towns of Gardnerville, Minden and Genoa have offices, boards and local government. Similarly, few state government organizations will be found to have a presence here given that the seat of Nevada state government, the capital city of the Silver State, literally borders the community to the north. But Minden does happen to be the seat of Douglas County, so you will find all the organizations dealing with the county level of government to be present. The services provided at the county level include law enforcement, parks and recreation, the library board and sites, the planning commission, oversight of regional transportation, wildlife management, the airport advisory committee and more. Special districts designated at the county level include fire safety and prevention, sanitation and the courts and judicial system. Among the Gardnerville and Minden government organizations are the offices of the Washoe Tribe of California and Nevada located in Gardnerville, with an elected tribal council. The federal government also has a presence among the Gardnerville and Minden government organizations in the Carson Valley. The Natural Resources Conservation Service has an office in Gardnerville and helps provide assistance and resources to the local environmental and conservation efforts.
Special Gardnerville & Minden Government Organizations
One face of the Gardnerville and Minden government organizations is a special district structure fairly unique to the state of Nevada. General Improvement Districts, also known as GIDs, are established to oversee certain municipal tasks such as water and sewer in semi-rural areas, and in the Carson Valley these include the Indian Hills GID and the Gardnerville Ranchos GID.