Frank Jarvis was appointed to the VEA Board of Directors to represent District 3 on September 2, 2021, after Rob Shirley resigned earlier in the year for personal reasons. Jarvis was selected out of three potential candidates that applied for the position. He will represent District 3, which includes Beatty, Sarcobatus Flat, and Scotty’s Junction. Jarvis has lived in Beatty since 1994, where he moved after graduating from University of Nevada, Reno with a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice. While in Beatty, he met his wife Joannie and raised two daughters. Their family has grown with the addition of two son-in law’s and three grandchildren. Jarvis retired from the Nye County Sheriff’s Office as a Lieutenant after 21 years of service, where he enjoyed a fulfilling and challenging career. During his tenure with the department, he carried the National Colors at the Law Enforcement Memorial in Carson City for 17 years, was an Area Commander, the Honor Guard Commander, and the Fleet Manager. After retirement, Jarvis has worked as a private investigator and in gold mining as a security supervisor and safety coordinator. Currently, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Beatty Water and Sanitation District.
“I am pleased to announce that VEA’s Board of Directors has selected Frank Jarvis for appointment to the vacant District 3 board seat,” said Board President Kathleen Keyes (District 4). “Frank is a long time resident of Beatty, is well known throughout the town and is active in community affairs. With a background in Law Enforcement and Investigation, he knows the importance of asking questions, hearing all sides and seeking the facts before making decisions. These same qualities are found in good directors. The Board believes that Frank will very effectively represent the VEA members in district 3 and will make a great addition to the Board of Directors.”
Frank has spent his entire career serving the public and he is eager to continue his service by representing the members of District 3 while working alongside the VEA Board of Directors to serve the entire membership.