May 6, 2014 



SUMMER LIFEGUARD JOBS
The city of Las Vegas continues to hold lifeguard tryouts at Municipal Pool, 431 E. Bonanza Road (at Las Vegas Boulevard). Summer lifeguard jobs pay $9-$13 per hour, up to 40 hours per week. The city of Las Vegas offers American Red Cross certification classes needed to become a lifeguard. One class certifies you in lifeguard training, first-aid and CPR/AED. Call the pool at 702-229-6309 to register for the next class and to schedule your interview. See the flier in English and Spanish.

CITY COUNCIL MEETING MAY 7
The Las Vegas City Council will meet at 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 7, in Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, located at 495 S. Main St. The complete agenda for the meeting is available online. There may be items on the agendas of interest to you. Please join me for the meetings if your schedule allows, or share your comments regarding agenda items online.

MAY 13 PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING
The Las Vegas Planning Commission will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, in Council Chambers at City Hall, 495 S. Main St. The complete agenda for the meeting will be available online approximately one week in advance. There may be items on the agenda of interest to you.

YOU'RE INVITED TO COFFEE WITH THE MAYOR MAY 14
Wednesday, May 14, 8 a.m.
Starbucks, 751 N. Rancho Drive at Bonanza Road.
You are invited to join me for coffee with Mayor Carolyn G. Goodman! Coffee with the Mayor is an opportunity for residents who have issues to discuss, or would simply like to meet the mayor.

SUMMER READING BOOK DRIVE & BOOK SWAP
Book Drive May 16-30, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
United Way of Southern Nevada, 5830 W. Flamingo Road.
Book Swap Saturday, May 31, 9 a.m. to noon,
Lorenzi Park, 3333 W. Washington Ave.
Donate your new and gently used books (for ages birth through 12 preferred) and help encourage summer reading! The books will be distributed during a community-wide book swap held May 31 from 9 a.m. to noon at Lorenzi Park.

As part of the May 31 event, children can complete a fun and easy summer reading pledge, encouraging summer reading. Families can bring two books per person and swap them for two different books during the “Flip Through Summer” Book Swap. During the event, participating children will create the ‘The World’s Largest Story’ and have the opportunity to visit themed book nooks with live costumed characters reading favorite children’s books. The event also will feature live entertainment, face painting and child-friendly activities. Bluebell Ice Cream and Starbucks Coffee are generously providing ice cream and coffee to all participants. To learn more about the event, visit www.uwsn.org/flipthroughsummer. See the flier.

RECOMMENDING MEETING MAY 19
The Las Vegas City Council Recommending Committee will meet to consider new bills before the City Council Monday, May 19, at 10 a.m. in the Las Vegas City Hall City Clerk’s Conference Room, located on the second floor at 495 S. Main St. The public is welcome to attend. The complete agenda will be available online approximately one week in advance. Please join me for the meeting if your schedule allows.

WARD 5 BLUEGRASS IN THE PARK
Sunday, June 1, 7 to 9 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Lorenzi Park Lake Band Shell, 3333 W. Washington Ave.
Bring the entire family and join me for this free event to enjoy the music of local bluegrass and acoustic bands playing traditional American music with banjos, fiddles, guitars and mandolins. For more information, call 702-229-5443 or visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/ward5. Evening concerts currently are planned the first Sunday of each month through October. See the flier.

WARD 5 COFFEE WITH THE COUNCILMAN
Thursday, June 5, 9 to 10 a.m.
Starbucks, 751 N. Rancho Drive at Bonanza Road.
Join me for coffee and conversation on how to improve Ward 5 and the city of Las Vegas!

FIRST FRIDAY CELEBRATION JUNE 6
Enjoy the First Friday celebration downtown in the Arts District June 6, 5 to 11 p.m. Go online for all the details.

CITY OF LAS VEGAS ANNUAL BUSINESS OUTREACH EVENT JUNE 11 
The city of Las Vegas annual Business Outreach and Workshop will begin at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the Historic Fifth Street School, 401 S. Fourth St. The free event is hosted by the city of Las Vegas Purchasing and Contracts Division and gives businesses the opportunity to learn how to better work with the city. The outreach will feature exhibit booths for local public entities to make business connections and for organizations that provide services and assistance to businesses. There also will be opportunities for businesses to identify which city departments may use their products or services, and to meet the decision makers from those departments, as well as to make connections with city purchasing staff. See the news release for details. Registration is open now on the city of Las Vegas website. 

THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, located in Ward 5 at 361 Symphony Park Ave., has wonderful programming available for all ages. Explore their website and see what is coming up! 

NATIONAL LEAGUE OF CITIES JUVENILE JUSTICE REFORM LEADERSHIP ACADEMY
Las Vegas has been selected to join 10 other cities at the June 11-13 Municipal Leadership for Juvenile Justice Reform Leadership Academy held by the National League of Cities’ Institute for Youth, Education & Families in Washington, D.C. This convening will provide city officials with proven practices and innovative ideas for how they can take up leadership roles in juvenile justice reform. Through access to national experts, promising practice examples, peer sharing and local action planning, city leaders will leave with concrete steps they can take to improve outcomes of youth involved in the juvenile justice system.

GOOGLE HANGOUT
If you were unable to participate in my Google Hangout May 1, you can still see the video online.


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