Trustee Thigpen began his term in January 2021 representing District D, which is an area encompassing south central Reno.
Kurt Thigpen is a native of rural Georgia and has been in Reno since 2011. He is a proud product of public education and graduated from college in Vidalia, Georgia with a degree in website design. His career path includes freelancing, Digital Strategist for Renown Health, and CEO of his own business, Ace Studios, a digital marketing agency. His work in the healthcare industry instilled a knowledge of our community which includes resiliency and empathy for what others are facing.
Trustee Thigpen credits his supportive K-12 teachers for encouraging him to pursue his passion in the creative arts and technology fields. He has experienced bullying firsthand and has become an advocate for the equal rights and protections for LGBTQ+ persons as well as a mental health advocate. Trustee Thigpen has dedicated his life to defending those who need it most and are in our vulnerable populations. He understands the important role of schools and education system in facing these challenges.
In his role as a trustee, Mr. Thigpen will look for creative solutions to complex problems and will use his experiences to strive to overcome these challenges.
Trustee Thigpen welcomes constituent communication and feedback. Please feel free to contact him with your thoughts or concerns at any time.
Contact Kurt Thigpen by email at Kurt.Thigpen@washoeschools.net