Real Estate Division Announces New Common Interest Community Ombudsman

Las Vegas, NV August 08, 2023

Nevada Real Estate Division Administrator Sharath Chandra today announced the appointment of Sonya Meriweather as the new Ombudsman for Common Interest Communities, effective August 7, 2023.

With an impressive 22-year career in the Office of the Ombudsman for Common Interest Communities (CICCH), Ms. Meriweather brings a wealth of experience to her new role. Throughout her tenure, she has served in various capacities, including Deputy Ombudsman and Chief Compliance Officer for CICCH. Most recently, she held the position of Program Officer III, overseeing the mediation and informal conferencing programs.

"Sonya has been a tremendous asset to the Office of the Ombudsman, and we are thrilled to see her assume a key leadership role as Ombudsman for Common Interest Communities, “ said Administrator Sharath Chandra.

Ms. Meriweather's expertise lies in assisting constituents in understanding their rights and responsibilities under NRS 116, while also conducting investigations of alleged violations and facilitating mediations.

An alumna of the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, Ms. Meriweather also received the designation of Certified Public Manager after completing the inaugural class of the Nevada State Certified Public Manager program. Additionally, she is a graduate of the Clark County Neighborhood Justice Center Mediation Program, further honing her skills in conflict resolution.

About the Nevada Real Estate Division:

The mission of the Nevada Real Estate Division, an agency of the Department of Business and Industry is to safeguard and promote interest in real estate transactions by developing an informed public and a professional real estate industry.  For more information about the Nevada Real Estate Division or the Commission for Common-Interest Communities and Condominium Hotels, please visit

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Teri Williams
Public Information Officer