Ben Kieckhefer a was appointed press secretary to Gov. Jim Gibbons.
Kieckhefer spent several years as a government reporter and in public relations issue advocacy and government affairs.
Kieckhefer most recently worked for Innerwest Advertising and Public Relations and IW Strategies in Reno.
He had previously worked for the Associated Press, for the Reno Gazette-Journal, and for Copley News Service.
The agreements are designed to split the costs of improvements such as traffic signals between Carson City and developers whose projects generate the traffic increases that trigger the need for improvements.