The Las Vegas City Council will hear a report on the 2014 Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program at the Wednesday, Feb. 19, City Council meeting that will begin at 9 a.m. in City Hall council chambers, located at 495 S. Main St.
The program offers grants for up to $1,000 for youth to create and implement neighborhood-based service learning projects of their own design. The partnership requires youth to match the city’s grant with cash, volunteer time or in-kind services and goods donated to the project. Projects are required to take place in city limits.
In addition, Ward 5 Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow will be recognizing winners of the C.J. Watson Quiet Storm Foundation Black History Month essay contest. Watson, a graduate of Bishop Gorman High School, is now a guard for the Indiana Pacers in the NBA. Watson’s foundation holds an annual essay contest for students in Las Vegas.
Also, Ward 1 Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian will recognize Paul Jones for his work in the community and donations to the K.E.E.N (Keeping Everyone’s Eyes on the Neighborhood) Program.
The City Council will also recognize the February Employee of the Month.