Mayor Pro Tem Steven D. Ross
Councilman Steve Ross represents Ward 6, the fastest growing area of Las Vegas. Ward 6 encompasses the far northwest and Centennial Hills—an area that has doubled in population in the last six years.
Ross, a native Nevadan, was born in Reno and, as a child, moved to Las Vegas with his family. He graduated from Western High School and went on to study at the University of Nevada, Reno and UNLV. With deep roots in the community, Ross ran for office for the first time in the spring election of 2005 and was re-elected April 2009 and April 2013.
Growth and a changing population create unparalleled challenges in Ward 6. Councilman Ross is committed to protecting the existing rural areas while at the same time making Ward 6 an attractive place for new families. To accomplish these goals, Councilman Ross has placed public safety, smart growth and providing recreational opportunities as his top priorities. Councilman Ross believes it is important to make sure that public services and structures, such as fire stations, police, roads and flood control channels, keep pace with the growth in the community.
As the Ward 6 councilman, Steve Ross currently serves as a commissioner on the Regional Transportation Commission and the Regional Flood Control boards as well as serving as a member of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the Nevada League of Cities and an alternate for the Southern Nevada Board of Health. Previously, Councilman Ross served on the Las Vegas Housing Authority, Clark County Shooting Park Advisory Committee, city of Las Vegas Audit Oversight Committee, the Clean Water Coalition and the Yucca Mountain Advisory Committee. In October 2012, he was honored as the Public Official of the Year by the Nevada League of Cities.
Steve Ross’ election to the Las Vegas City Council follows years of community involvement as a volunteer—and Councilman Ross continues those volunteer efforts today. He is currently on the Board of Directors for the Las Vegas Area Boy Scout Council and has been very active with Little League, lacrosse and other youth activities. Ross is an active member of his church.
Councilman Ross is working to expand employment opportunities in the Northwest. With the opening of the Centennial Hills Hospital, there are new opportunities for medical offices and facilities. He is also working on ensuring that employment centers and industrial centers are created in the Northwest to bring much needed jobs to our community. Councilman Ross worked with the College of Southern Nevada to identify land for a future campus to bring educational opportunities to our youth and training for all families. Councilman Ross has been instrumental in the approval of two new fire stations in Ward 6, and also is working towards a Ward 6 (northwest) police substation at Buffalo Drive and Deer Springs Way. Councilman Ross opened the largest community and senior center in Nevada and the Centennial Hills library.
A certified master electrician, Ross served for a number of years as an assistant business manager for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Steve Ross also knows how important it is to represent the needs of small business owners, having worked for many small business owners over his career.
Councilman Ross and his wife Kelli have five children and 13 grandchildren. He likes to say his own family provides a constant reminder of his obligation to protect the quality of life for all families in Ward 6.