The Las Vegas City Council will celebrate the 80th anniversary of Helldorado Days at the Wednesday, May 7 City Council meeting that will begin at 9 a.m. in City Hall council chambers, located at 495 S. Main St.
Helldorado Days is the longest running civic event in the city and celebrates our western roots with a rodeo, carnival and parade. This year’s events are scheduled for May 14-18.
The City Council will also remember a frequent visitor to City Hall at a ceremony scheduled for 8:45 a.m. on the west side of the building fronting Main Street. Todd Farlow was a citizen who made a point to attend nearly every City Council meeting. Farlow recently passed away and the City Council will dedicate a plaque to his memory.
In addition, the City Council will take part in Public Service Recognition Week. Celebrated the first week in May since 1985, Public Service Recognition Week is set aside to honor those who serve the nation as federal, state, county and local government employees.
Also, Councilman Stavros S. Anthony will recognize elementary school students who have completed the Great American Pride Program.
Councilman Ricki Y. Barlow will recognize the United Way for the upcoming Flip Through Summer reading program and book exchange set for Lorenzi Park 9 a.m. on May 31.
Also, Councilman Bob Beers will recognize a new business set to open in the city.
Finally the City Council will recognize the Citizen of the Month for May, as well as a group of public servants who excelled in conducting the recent homeless census count.