Here are some upcoming opportunities to get involved in Ward 5!
The city of Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency (RDA) is currently seeking volunteers to serve on a recently created, nine-member Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC). The CAC will give community members the opportunity to provide input and advice on Redevelopment Area projects and programs. The committee 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. We are in need of volunteers who are employed in these specific fields as detailed in the CAC bylaws:
- Licensed real estate professional
- Homeowner in the RDA area
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. In addition, all advisory committee members will be appointed by the Las Vegas City Council for these unpaid positions
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, visit the city's Web site, click on “I want to apply for,” then on “boards and commissions.” Upon arriving on the boards and commissions web page, click on the “Interest Form” link in the far right-hand column. Return the completed form, along with a letter of interest and 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 Citizen Advisory Committee, please contact Steve van Gorp at (702) 229-6863.
Each year the Southern Nevada Graffiti Coalition, in cooperation with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC), holds an anti-graffiti art contest for local DARE students. The field has been narrowed to 10 students. The winner will have his or her art placed as a bus-sized graphic on a public RTC bus for one year. The winning student’s school will also receive prizes and supplies for its art classes. The winner will be announced on Feb. 24.
The deadline to vote is Feb. 14.