December 8, 2010 



Ward 5 Holiday Tree Lighting
And Movie in the Park Dec. 17

I invite you to join me for the second annual Ward 5 Holiday Tree Lighting and Movie in the Park at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 17, at Lorenzi Park, located at 3333 W. Washington Ave.  We will have picture-perfect carolers to keep in the holiday spirit and a horse-drawn carriage on hand for an even more cheerful atmosphere.  Ward 5 elementary school children have been invited to make ornaments to decorate the tree.  Once the tree is lit, we will walk over to Sammy Davis Jr. Plaza to get cozy and watch a movie, "Christmas with the Kranks," beginning at 6 p.m.  Please plan to bring your favorite lawn chair or blanket to help enjoy the movie, and we will provide hot cocoa, cookies, popcorn and cotton candy, while supplies last.

Redevelopment Agency Seeks Citizen Advisory Volunteers

I currently am seeking volunteers to serve on a recently created, nine-member, Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) to the city of Las Vegas Redeveopment Agency (RDA).  The committee will give community members the opportunity to provide input and advice on Redevelopment Area projects and programs.  Committee members also will be able to propose new programs and projects.

It is mandatory that all members serving on this advisory committee live or work in the Redevelopment Area, or be specialists employed in specific fields detailed in the CAC bylaws.  In addition, all advisory committee members will be appointed by the Las Vegas City Council for these unpaid positions.

All committee members will need to successfully complete a training course, which will familiarize them with the Redevelopment Area and its operations, as well as how redevelopment works in general.  The RDA promotes the redevelopment of downtown Las Vegas and surrounding older commercial districts by working with developers, property owners and the community to accomplish beneficial revitalization efforts, create jobs and eliminate urban decay.  The RDA coordinates with the city of Las Vegas Office of Business Development on day-to-day operations, economic development and long-term strategic goals.

To apply, fill out the and return the form, along with a  letter of interest and your resume, by faxing it to (702) 382-4803 or mailing it to: City Clerk, Las Vegas City Hall, 400 Stewart Ave., First Floor, Las Vegas, NV 89101.  For more information about the Redevelopment Agency Citizens Advisory Committee, please contact Steve van Gorp at (702) 229-6863.


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