NTCA First Tuesday Breakfast Club

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First Tuesday Breakfast Club

FIRST TUESDAY BREAKFAST CLUB is a community forum presented by the North Tahoe Community Alliance. This is an opportunity to learn about timely community news and project information, along with relevant updates from the movers and shakers of North Lake Tahoe.

Breakfast Club takes place on the first Tuesday of each month from either 7:00-8:30 am (hybrid sessions) or 7:30-8:30 am (virtual sessions).  

If joining hybrid sessions virtually, please note that presentations will begin at 7:30 am.


First Tuesday Breakfast Club – April 4, 2023 | 7:00am-8:30am

April Agenda (Virtual only):

7:00 AM: Welcome
7:05 AM: Presentations:

Kyle Cory-Yaeggi, Liberty Dogs Executive Director will present information about a new non- profit that will train service dogs for veterans. It is a Dave and Cheryl Duffield Foundation program.
David Love, Truckee Tahoe Airport Airshow Chairman will present on the Truckee Tahoe Airshow and Family Festival. They raise money to support non-profits in the North Lake Tahoe area.
Robb Etnyre, Truckee Tahoe Airport District General Manager will provide an update on the Truckee Tahoe Airport.

8:00 AM: NTCA updates
8:10 AM: County updates (Placer County) and Agency updates (Fire, TRPA, PUDs, TTUSD, TTD, NTBA, TCDA, IVCBA, etc.)
Remaining time: Stump Speeches & Networking

Register for the virtual experience HERE. 

Past Presentations

Presentations will be available to reference post-meeting. Please continually check back to this page for updates after each meeting.

First Tuesday Breakfast Club – March 7, 2023

Presentation from Steve Frisch, President of the Sierra Business Council. His presentation on Biomass included a general overview, how Biomass impacts the region, statewide efforts, and forest stewardship.

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First Tuesday Breakfast Club – February 7, 2023

Updates from Harry Weis, CEO of Tahoe Forest Health System, and from Kirstin Guinn, Marketing Director, on the newly launched North Tahoe Community Alliance, formerly the North Lake Tahoe Resort Association.

Zoom Recording Link

First Tuesday Breakfast Club – January 2023 – Cancelled

First Tuesday Breakfast Club – December 6, 2022

Updates from North Lake Tahoe ski resorts, with a focus on sustainability. They also spoke to us about resort enhancements, new businesses, additional services and operations, and so much more.

Zoom Recording Link

First Tuesday Breakfast Club – November 1, 2022

Updates on three major redevelopments happening in North Lake Tahoe – Homewood, Boatworks at Tahoe, and Tahoe City Lodge.

Zoom Recording Link

First Tuesday Breakfast Club – October 4, 2022

Meet the candidates running in these races:

Zoom Recording Link

First Tuesday Breakfast Club – September 6, 2022

Zoom Recording Link

First Tuesday Breakfast Club – August 2, 2022

Zoom Recording Link

First Tuesday Breakfast Club – June 7, 2022

Zoom Recording Link

First Tuesday Breakfast Club – May 3, 2022

2022 May Agenda – First Tuesday Breakfast Club
Full Zoom Recording

First Tuesday Breakfast Club – April 5, 2022

First Tuesday Breakfast Club – March 1, 2022

First Tuesday Breakfast Club – February 1, 2022

COVID-19 Updates

Porter Simon Legal Services –“2022 Legal Update”

Library Love -Placer County -(February is Library Love month) 

Full Zoom Recording

First Tuesday Breakfast Club – January 4, 2022

  • Commute Tahoe Program Updates – Sara Monson, TNT/TMA |Rebecca Cremeen, TRPA
  • TOT Renewal/Update- Lindsay Romack, Placer County
  • California Microbusiness Covid-19 Relief Grant Program – Paul Griffith, Placer County

Full Zoom Recording

December First Tuesday Topics: Welcome to Winter!

As the snow sports industry remains one of North Tahoe’s largest economic drivers, all businesses and community leaders are invited to First Tuesday Breakfast Club on Dec. 7, from 7:00-8:45 a.m. to hear first-hand from downhill and nordic resort leaders about new programs, events and what to expect when the season gets underway!

First Tuesday Breakfast Club December 7, 2021

  • Amy Ohran, Boreal Mountain Resort & Woodward Tahoe
  • Paul Raymore, Diamond Peak Resort
  • Ron Parson, Granlibakken Tahoe Resort
  • Kevin Mitchell, Homewood Mountain Resort
  • Travis Holland, Mt Rose Ski Tahoe
  • Justin Broglio, North Tahoe Regional Park Nordic Ski Area
  • Deirdra Walsh, Northstar California
  • Tom Feiten, Palisades Tahoe
  • Jon Slaughter, Sugar Bowl Resort I Royal Gorge Cross Country
  • Kurt Williams, Tahoe City Winter Sports Park
  • David Mickaelian, Tahoe Donner Cross Country and Downhill Ski Resort
  • Ben Grasseschi, Tahoe XC

Full Zoom Recording

First Tuesday Breakfast Club November 2, 2021 

First Tuesday Topics: Winter Transportation & Airport Updates

Learn about winter transit initiatives from across the region!

We will hear updates from both airports; Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, Truckee Tahoe Airport District. Placer County will give an update on the funding of some of these transportation projects!

  • Brian Kulpin, Chief Public Affairs Officer – Reno Tahoe Airport Authority
  • Kevin Smith, General Manager- Truckee Tahoe Airport District
  • Lindsay Romack, Management Analyst – Placer County
  • Sara Monson, Program ManagerTruckee/North Tahoe Transportation Management Association
  • Joy Doyle, Executive Director – Squaw Alpine Transit Company

Full Zoom Recording

Lake Tahoe Transit (TNT/TMA) will discuss the kick-off of FREE Winter Tart Service, and SATCo will share updates on the Mountaineer in Olympic Valley!

First Tuesday Breakfast Club October 5, 2021

Palisades Tahoe – Name Change and New Leadership, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation Updates!

  • Dee Byrne ,President & Chief Operating Officer at Palisades Tahoe
  • Stacy Caldwell, Chief Executive Officer at Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation

September 7, 2021
 Forest and Wildfire Resilience, TCPUD Long Term Financial Planning and NEW Tahoe Operations Manager!

  • Jessica Morse, Deputy Secretary for Forest and Wildfire Resilience at the California Natural Resources Agency. 
  • Sean Barclay, General Manager of Tahoe City Public Utility District. 
  • Stephanie Holloway, Placer County – Tahoe Operations Manager for the Tahoe CEO Office of Placer County. 

August 3, 2021
Clean Tahoe, Housing Updates and TART Connect

June 1, 2021
Splash into Summer – Fire Preparedness, Sustainability Pledge, and Getting on the Lake!

  • Erin Holland, Steve Leighton and Eric Horntvedt, North Tahoe Fire Protection District
  • Liz Bowling, North Lake Tahoe Resort Association I Chamber of Commerce I CVB
  • Jeff Cowen, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency

May 4, 2021
Get Movin’ – All Things North Lake Tahoe Transportation

April 6, 2021
Summer Stewardship & Sustainability Initiatives 


March 2, 2021
The Passing of North Lake Tahoe’s Tourism Business Improvement District – What it means for the community and your business

  • Jeffrey Hentz: North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, CEO
  • Erin Casey: Placer County, Senior Principal Management Analyst

February 2, 2021
North Lake Tahoe COVID-19 Community Relief Update :

  • Dr. Rob Oldham: Director of Health and Human Services, Placer County
  • Mike Romero: Public Health Program Manager, Placer County
  • Harry Weis: Tahoe Forest Health System President/CEO
    • Cindy Gustafson: District 5 Supervisor, Placer County  (Placer County Update)
    • Sean Barlcay: General Manager, Tahoe City Public Utility District (Rate Relief Updates)
    • Justin Broglio: NEW PIO at North Tahoe Public Utility District (Rate Relief Updates)
    • Jeffrey Hentz: North Lake Tahoe Resort Association, CEO (NLT Emergency Rent Relief Update)

January 5, 2021
COVID Impacts – Social, Business, School :

Stacy Caldwell: Chief Executive Officer, Tahoe Truckee Community Foundation
Presentation: Social Impact of COVID-19_NLTRA Breakfast Club
Kristin York: Vice President of Business Innovation, Sierra Small Business Development Center
Presentation: Business Impacts of COVID-19
Carmen Ghysels: Superintendent Chief Learning Officer, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District

February 4, 2020
ONE Tahoe: A Transportation Funding Initiative
Presenter: Derek W. Morse, P.E., Morse Associates Consulting, LLC
Presentation: ONE Tahoe Overview

January 7, 2020
Porter Simon Law Offices: What’s New in 2020 for Your Business
Presenter: Ethan J. Birnberg

Placer County: 2020 Initiatives for District 5
Presenter: Supervisor Cindy Gustafson
Presentation: 2020 Placer County Updates

Donner Trail Elementary: Don’t Drop the Top
Presenters: 4th and 5th Grade Students from Donner Trail Elementary
More Information on “Don’t Drop the Top