Dear Friends,


Thank you for being part of such an amazing community within the City of Sparks.  We all live here for different reasons but one thing that I know matters most for all of us is that we come home to a place which we can feel safe and live our lives.  We come home to this community because we love this place;  we want to live in a city which we can not only feel safe, but also know that our health and our happiness will not be disrupted for us, our families, or our friends.


A lot is going on with the political leaders in both our state and especially our nation.  It worries me that so many promises are being made and many are being broken.  Many of which affect the health, safety, and happiness for all.


It will be important that, if elected, I keep your health, safety, and happiness as a top priority with any decision that is made which involves the running of our city.  It is also important I maintain transparency with all of you so that you know and understand what is happening as this community grows.  Most importantly, as a leader in the community, it would be my job to serve you so you have what you need to enjoy your life.


I believe in the golden rule, which is to treat others how I would want to be treated.  These are some of the core values I believe a leader should follow.  These are the same values I live by and I believe having a new face that leads this way is what you have been looking for as well.


Thank you for all that you do!








Jeff Bonano

Facts about Jeff


  • Currently an Art & Design Lead with Custom Ink and has been with the company for over 5 years.

  • Host to the podcast Sparks of Interest and Do Something Nice

  • Previously 2018 candidate for city of Sparks Mayor

  • Previously was a Site Facilities Coordinator for both Vaughn and Dilworth Middle Schools and was with the Washoe County School District for almost 7 years.

  • Was a previous small business owner for 8 years working in digital media and print.

  • Husband to Angelena Bonano and Father to his two beautiful daughters Alyssa and Vivian.

  • Has lived in the Sparks Community for almost 30 years and within the Reno/Sparks Community for almost 40 years.

  • Attended Truckee Meadows Community College.



Jeff sporting a red nose to show his support for RedNoseDay*

Awards and Recognitions

  • Received the President’s Volunteer Service Award issued by the White House in 2016 and 2017 for his commitment to volunteering within the community.

  • He was also part of the team which accepted the 2016 Nevada Governor’s Volunteer Points of Light Award.

  • Was a Judge for the 2017 Nevada Governor's Volunteer Points of Light Award.

  • Recently Nominated for the prestigious Golden Rule award with Custom Ink for making a difference in someone else's life.



Community Involvement and Volunteering


  • Currently serving as chair on RTC's Citizen's MultiModal  Advisory Committee, making recommendations to the RTC board while giving input and proposals related to multi-modal transportation issues.

  • While with the WCSD, held an elected position on the Executive Board for Washoe Education Support Professionals (WESP) until he pursued a position with Custom Ink.

  • Is an active community volunteer through Custom Ink’s Three Hearts Volunteer Initiative (3HVT), volunteering for organizations such as KTMB, the Domestic Violence Resource Center, The Children’s Cabinet, the Humane Society, and more.

  • Serves on the 3HVT Lead team, organizing future volunteer events within our local communities.



*RedNoseDay is a not-for-profit fundraiser ran by Comic Relief Inc., which is centered on ending child poverty.  For more information on Red Nose Day visit