The Washoe County Board of Equalization is comprised of five members appointed by the Washoe County Commission (NRS 361.340). This Board is charged with hearing appeals filed by property owners who do not agree with the value placed on their property for tax purposes by the County Assessor (NAC 361.624). The County Board hearings are held from late-January through February of each year.
Eugenia graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Doctor of Philosophy, Economics and a Master of Business Administration degrees. She is the President of Ekay Economic Consultants, an economic consulting company based in Reno. Eugenia's areas of practice include financial, fiscal and economic impact analyses, economic damages, economic analysis, and market and feasibility studies.
Eugenia is a nationally certified valuation analyst (CVA), certified in management accounting (CMA) and master analyst in financial forensics (MAFF), specializing in Financial Litigation. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Nevada Women's Fund and an active member of the Salute to Women of Achievement Luncheon Steering Committee. She is a past Charter member and Public Relations Chair of the Rotary Club of Reno Midtown. Eugenia is also a member of the Washoe County Organizational Effectiveness Committee (OEC) and is an alumna of the Leadership Reno Sparks program.
Eugenia was appointed to the Alternate position for the Board of Equalization in 2014. In November 2015, she was appointed to a four-year term on the Board of Equalization until June 30, 2019.
Daren M. McDonald was born in Reno and graduated from Sierra Nevada College as the valedictorian of his class with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Accounting and a minor in Math & Computers. He received his Juris Doctorate from Taft Law School.
He is a licensed certified public accountant (CPA) and owner of the public accounting firm Daren M. McDonald, CPA, Chartered. His firm primarily assists businesses and their owners with financial reporting and taxation matters, including income tax. Business clients come from the industries of construction contractors, investment partnerships and multi-tiered partnerships, restaurants and food service, and E Commerce Services.
Daren was appointed to a four-year term on the Board of Equalization in December of 2019. In the past Daren has served on other government and not for profit organizational boards and committees. Most notably, he served for eight years as Board member and Treasurer of the domestic violence shelter for the north Lake Tahoe and Truckee region, and for three years as a committee member of the Placer County Tahoe Basin Design Review Committee, an area planning body.