Bill Sjovangen was elected to a four year term, as Storey County' Commissioner for District 1, on November 2nd, 2010. Bill is a long time Highlands resident who has honorably served his county as well as his community for several years. Bill’s experience covers more than forty years of public service. Starting in the Air Force in 1963 as an Aircraft Mechanic he advanced his skills in aviation to include degrees in Aerospace Management, Aviation Science and later acquired a Commercial Pilot certificate. Prior to his departure from the Air Force in 1971 he also completed a degree in US History. In 1972 Bill went to work full time for the Nevada Air Guard and filled a number of positions including Logistics, Recruiting, Public Affairs and Benefits. After Bill retired in 1996 he opened a business in Virginia City that won the Governor’s Tourism Development Award. In 1997 he was elected President of the Virginia City Chamber of Commerce and served two terms. Bill spent several years assisting the Virginia City Convention and Tourism Authority and was appointed Director in 2004.