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PBS Reno Receives 2022 EDAWN Existing Industry Award

PBS Reno Receives EDAWN Community Partner Award 

RENO, NV (OCT 31, 2022) – PBS Reno is thrilled to receive the 2022 Existing Industry Community Partner Award from the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada.

PBS Reno was among 56 local companies recognized during the 10th Annual EDAWN Existing Industry Awards on October 20, 2022, at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno. The EDAWN Existing Industry Awards celebrate the many existing companies in Reno, Sparks, Fernley, and other local communities that provide employment to thousands of Nevadans and contribute significantly to the region’s economic vitality.

“PBS Reno is beyond pleased to be honored by EDAWN with the Community Partner Award,” said Kurt Mische, PBS Reno President and CEO. “We enjoy working with our colleagues to directly impact education and life-long learning for everyone in our area. We’re especially proud of our in-school education program which presented 3,740 workshops for nearly 72,000 students last school year. Together with EDAWN and its members, we are dedicated to improving the quality of life in our region.”

The recipient of the Community Partner Award is nominated and chosen by EDAWN. The award is designed for public sector or non-profit community partners. According to EDAWN, the Entity/Agency must have demonstrated innovative programs and active engagement as a community partner to EDAWN in a way that supports business attraction, retention, workforce development, or entrepreneurial development. EDAWN’s decision is based on overall contribution to EDAWN’s achievement of its strategic objectives.

“We were excited to recognize PBS Reno as the Community Partner Award winner at our 10th annual Existing Industry Awards event,” said Mike Kazmierski, EDAWN President and CEO. “PBS Reno continues to be a consistent supporter of EDAWN’s initiatives and has had a significant impact on our kids and our community. Each week, they provide over 200 hours of educational programming. PBS Reno also debuted STEM Works, a series of digital shorts targeted at middle and high school students. In short, they are making a difference in our community every day.”  

About PBS Reno

As of February 2022, PBS Reno Channel 5.1 is watched weekly by more than 113,000 people in approximately 62,000 households in northern and central Nevada and northeastern California, with viewership on multicast channels Reno Create 5.2 and PBS KIDS Reno 5.3. PBS Reno channels are also available on cable, satellite services, and via livestream on YouTube TV. PBS Reno provides PBS national programming and award-earning, locally-produced content. provides engaging interactive content, including the video portal at that streams all locally-produced content and most PBS national content. PBS Reno serves students, teachers, parents and caregivers through immersive educational services including Curiosity Classroom Workshops that bring classroom lessons to life with standards-based lessons and activities. Through the support of local corporations and foundations, as well as thousands of individual members, PBS Reno has been delivering public television and educational services to the communities it serves since 1983.


The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada is a private/public partnership established in 1983. EDAWN is committed to adding quality jobs to the region by recruiting new companies, supporting the success of existing companies, and assisting new forming companies to diversify the economy and have a positive impact on the quality of life in Greater Reno-Sparks.

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