Councilman Bob Beers
In a special election in March 2012, Bob Beers was elected to the Las Vegas City Council as the representative for Ward 2 and was sworn in on April 4, 2012.
Beers is a certified public accountant (CPA), so he understands budgets and how governments should use them to govern their activities. He puts his accounting background to good use for the city. He prides himself on an “open door” policy and encourages residents to contact him with concerns, questions and ideas for making Las Vegas a better place to live, work and play. He also brings to the job a wealth of knowledge from the Nevada state legislature, where he served as an assemblyman and senator from 1999 to 2008.
As a city councilman, Beers sits on the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition, Southern Nevada Health District Board, Oversight Panel for School Facilities and the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository Committee. He has served the community by participating in numerous other committees throughout the years, including the Las Vegas Monorail Board, Opportunity Village Foundation Board, the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce Business Council, and volunteered with the Nevada Republican Party and the Southern Nevada Clean Communities, to name but a few.
Among many other interests, Beers earned his amateur radio license (WB7EHN) at the age of 14 and is an accomplished musician. He was twice named to the Las Vegas Business Press “Top 40 Under 40″ list of young business leaders and has been recognized for his tireless contributions to the community. He also was awarded a “Taxpayer Hero” award from Americans for Tax Reform in 2006.
Beers moved to Nevada with his parents at age 11, attended Cashman Junior High School and graduated from Clark High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with distinction from UNLV. In 2009, he started a CPA firm with former Nevada Treasurer Bob Seale — Seale and Beers, CPAs. Beers married his junior high school sweetheart, Sarah, and they have two children.