You're a Truckee Local... Now What?

You're a Truckee Local... Now What?

July 9, 2021

You’ve made the big move to the mountains for a change of pace, life in a healthy environment, amazing outdoor recreation right out your back door, and the simplicity of living in a small mountain town. Welcome – we want to help you make Truckee your Base Camp for a Big Life!

Truckee is a community of passionate, like-minded people who are committed to protecting and preserving our small mountain town’s authenticity. One of the beauties of living in a small town like Truckee is that it’s easy to make a difference – knowing your community leaders, business owners, and neighbors. We value our quality of life, work hard and play hard – together. We are here to help each other be happy and thrive.

We’re friendly and welcoming, we wave to people in town, engage in conversation in the grocery store line and share when we’ve made a recent discovery, like a new business in town to support or trail to explore. 

Truckee Love is a homegrown brand with a local shop downtown carrying great merchandise sporting this message, but it’s also a philosophy we all embrace. We care for one another, our community, and our environment.

It’s easy to make Truckee your Base Camp for a Big Life. All you have to do is embrace the Truckee Love philosophy – connect, engage and get involved.

Be sure to come by the California Welcome Center in the Train Depot in Historic Downtown Truckee to purchase your own custom-made Base Camp for a Big Life bigtruck hat!

CONNECT

Truckee Chamber of Commerce

One of the best ways to stay connected to the community, events, important issues and more is to sign up for the Chamber’s Big Life Weekly enewsletter that comes out every Tuesday.

Town of Truckee

Sign up to receive email notifications from the Town of Truckee. Choose from over 75 email notification categories including Town Council agendas, community projects such as Truckee 2040: General Plan UpdateInnovate Gateway, Envision DPR, West River Streetscape, building updates, action committees, and other timely town information.

ENGAGE

Good Morning Truckee

A popular monthly community forum presented by the Truckee Chamber of Commerce to provide timely and relevant information on a variety of topics. Good Morning Truckee is open to everyone and is held on the second Tuesday of every month virtually (until further notice) from 7:30-8:30 am.

Events

You’ll never find yourself bored in Truckee! Between all the outdoor recreation, there is an abundance of events and ways to engage in the community. Check out the Events section of this website for a complete listing.

Tahoe Silicon Mountain

A nonprofit organization that fosters innovation, cultivates curiosity and facilitates personal connections in the Truckee-Tahoe community through monthly community events, workshops, showcases, and collaboration. 

BNI

The Truckee-Tahoe chapter of the international BNI – Business Networking and Referral Organization – is a dynamic, committed group of local business people who know how to refer business to each other. The group meets every Thursday morning with meetings consisting of guest speakers, timely workshops, and group business discussions. 

Truckee Jobs Collective

Looking for a job? Looking to fill a job opening? The Truckee Jobs Collective features more than 300 employers and the most comprehensive list of jobs in Truckee-Tahoe. Listings are shared weekly on the Tahoe-Truckee social media sites and the Truckee Jobs Collective liaison sends out a weekly newsletter featuring all of the current job openings. 

KidZone Museum – Small Talk Tahoe

Small Talk Tahoe podcast shares wisdom on parenting and play from community experts. KidZone Museum is a non-profit children’s museum that opened its doors over 25 years ago with a mission to inspire learning through creative play and discovery. Join this bi-weekly podcast to learn more about life in our mountain towns, family dynamics, and raising little ones.

Donner Party Mountain Runners

A nonprofit running club that was created to inform, inspire and connect mountain runners in Truckee-Tahoe. Membership is open to anyone interested in sharing group, themed, charity or other community-based runs. Members also get special discounts at participating local businesses and access to annual celebrations. 

Tahoe Trail Trekkers

The Tahoe Trail Trekkers is a local walking and hiking club which is part of a national organization called the American Volkssport Association (AVA.org). AVA  is a non-profit, educational association that promotes fun, fitness, and friendship by providing non-competitive walking, biking, and other sporting events for everyone.

Get Involved:

Give Back Tahoe – Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation

There are more than 50 nonprofits in the region that are all doing good things in our community. Give Back Tahoe can help connect you to volunteer opportunities. A program of the Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation, Give Back Tahoe provides a comprehensive list of nonprofits in the region, that describes the organization, their cause, and activities. (Tip: unclick all filter boxes).

Sierra Community House

In 2019, four of North Lake Tahoe’s long-standing social service organizations came together to form the Sierra Community House. The organization now consists of the Family Resource Center of Truckee, North Tahoe Family Resource Center, Tahoe SAFE Alliance, and Project MANA. The Sierra Community House aims to connect both individuals and families through crisis intervention, hunger relief, and legal services. There are both year-round and one-time volunteering opportunities, plus several ways to donate time, resources, or simple monetary contributions. 

Truckee Litter Corps

On the first Saturday of every month, this volunteer-led litter clean-up group meets to clean up Truckee streets and trails. Check the website each month for the next clean-up location. 

LibraryUP: Envisioning a New Truckee Library

An awareness campaign led by Friends of the Truckee Library to share the need for a new, modern space, and engage the community around a shared vision of what we need most – a new Truckee library!  Read about their plans and see conceptual renderings here.

READ AND LISTEN UP!

Follow Truckee on social media to keep informed about upcoming events, timely community news, and other insider information.

Some key organizations and groups you can find online: 

  Truckee Chamber

  Town of Truckee

  Visit Truckee-Tahoe

  Truckee Tahoe People 

  Truckee/Tahoe Local Road Conditions

  Truckee Tahoe Litter Group

  NextDoor

  Truckee Jobs Collective

Stay informed by reading and listening to our local media

Read (and listen to) the local media via online, print, and through the airwaves!

  Moonshine Ink

  Sierra Sun

  Tahoe Weekly (it’s not just for visitors!)

  101.5FM Truckee Tahoe Radio

  Tahoe Truckee Media
Your local educational and government media center.
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