Ward 2

Councilman Bob Beers

 

Councilman Bob BeersLas Vegans living in Ward 2 elected Bob Beers to represent them on the Las Vegas City Council in a historic special election in March 2012, and he was honored to be sworn in April 4, 2012. The special election was held after longtime attorney Steve Wolfson was appointed to become the Clark County District Attorney. Ward 2 is the southwestern corner of the city of Las Vegas, including Peccole Ranch, Queensridge, The Lakes and parts of Summerlin.

He prides himself on an “open door policy” and encourages residents to contact him with concerns, questions and ideas for making Las Vegas a better place to live, work and play.

As a City Councilman, Beers serves on the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition, Southern Nevada Health District Board, Oversight Panel for School Facilities, and the Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository Committee.

Beers is a certified public accountant CPA and certified fraud examiner CFE, so he understands budgets and how governments should use them to govern their activities. He served for 10 years on the Nevada Legislature’s “money” committees (Assembly Ways & Means and Senate Finance) which set state government’s budgets. As a small businessman, he served as a chief financial officer or chief executive for technology, radio, restaurant, consulting, import/distribution, and car repair companies, and as a marketing executive for several business­to­business companies. He’s signed both sides of a paycheck, and was twice named to the Las Vegas Business Press “Top 40 Under 40′′ lists of young business leaders.

Beers served as an Assemblyman and Senator in the Nevada Legislature from 1999 to 2008. In his first year in the Senate, Beers’ became vice­chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. He also served as a member of the Committees on Natural Resources and Legislative Operations. In 2006, he was awarded a “Taxpayer Hero” award from Americans for Tax Reform and finished second in a five­way primary for the Republican nomination for Governor.

After his time in the Legislature, Beers started a CPA firm with former Pangborn & Company managing partner Bob Seale in 2009. Seale and Beers, CPAs, today employs a dozen people specializing in accounting, auditing and taxation for small public companies, Federal Election Commission (FEC) and/or Nevada Revised Statute (NRS) compliance for political candidates and committees, and working with companies in the emerging growth and start­up categories.

Nevada’s Governor appointed him in 2010 to the Board of Directors of the Las Vegas Monorail Company, where he was part of a small governing board that shepherded the system through bankruptcy without harming taxpayers. The system emerged from federal bankruptcy court in 2012 able to pay all its operating costs from revenues, after successfully fending off initial investors who sought to raid Nevada tax coffers to recoup their bad decisions.

He is the treasurer of the Tonopah Historic Mining Park Foundation (a fascinating gem of Nevada history four hours from downtown Las Vegas), a volunteer member of the US Civil Rights Commission Nevada Advisory Committee, and serves on the UNLV College of Business, Accounting Department’s Alumni Advisory Board. He has been a member of Rotary International, the Chamber of Commerce, the American Mining History Association, the Nevada Society of Certified Public Accountants, Southern Nevada Clean Communities, the Opportunity Village Foundation Board, Las Vegas Songwriters Association, US Chess Federation, and Southern Nevada Bluegrass Music Society.

Beers moved to Nevada with his parents at age 11, attended Cashman Junior High School and graduated from Clark High School with high honors. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with distinction from UNLV. By graduation, he already was working as a CPA trainee in the Las Vegas office of Laventhol & Horwath. In 1989, he was licensed as a CPA. Beers married his junior high school sweetheart, Sarah, and they have two children. Bob’s wife coordinates the award-­winning Parenting Project for Clark County

Married with two adult children and a beautiful new granddaughter, Beers plays the banjo, is a proficient in a couple of computer programming languages, has a passion for local and regional history, cooks, has held an amateur radio license (WB7EHN) since the age of 14 and, as a volunteer, has created or maintained websites for over a dozen community organizations.


Contact Information

City Hall
495. S. Main St.
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Phone
702-229-6405

Business Hours

Monday to Thursday 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., CLOSED Friday

Contact Form

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Upcoming Events

Ward 2 Coffee with the Councilman
Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, 7:30 to 9 a.m.
Open to the public.
Charlie’s Lakeside, 8603 W. Sahara Ave.
Enjoy a morning beverage and conversation with Councilman Beers on your concerns for Ward 2 or anything else of interest to the city of Las Vegas.

Ward 2 Beers with Beers (ages 21+)
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Three Angry Wives Pub, 8820 W. Charleston Blvd. in Boca Park
Join Ward 2 Councilman Bob Beers for an adult beverage and conversation about your concerns for Ward 2 and the city of Las Vegas.
 
Ward 2 Walkers

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 a.m.
Free and open to the public.
Hualapai Trailhead Park, just north of Alta Drive on Hualapai Way.
Join Councilman Beers for exercise and conversation!


Farmers' Markets

Las Vegas Farmers' Market®
Wednesdays, 4 to 8 p.m. (summer hours); winter hours 2 to 6 p.m.
Bruce Trent Park, 1600 N. Rampart Blvd. (Rampart at Vegas Drive)

Tivoli Village Farmers' Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tivoli Village, Rampart at Alta.

Free HOA Education Classes

HOA State Ombudsman Office
Email your registration to ombclasses@red.state.nv.us or call 702-486-4480.

First Tuesday Program
On the first Tuesday of every month, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department opens its doors to valley substations from 7 to 9 p.m. in order for the community to have an open forum of communication with the police officers who patrol their neighborhoods. This is an excellent opportunity for the residents of Ward 2 to learn more about what is going on in their community.  Learn more about upcoming First Tuesday events here.
 
Check Out Downtown’s First Friday
The air is light and the spirit festive in downtown, where, once a month, the pedestrian­-friendly streets transform into a huge block party during First Friday. First Friday is a stage for local galleries and Las Vegas' vital downtown cultural scene. It's a place to meet friends new and old, and rejoice in the preservation and innovation of an historic neighborhood. Visitors come from near and far to people-watch, sample new restaurants and revel at area bars.  Learn more about First Fridays here.

Ward 2 Schools and Libraries

High School
Palo Verde High School, 333 S. Pavilion Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 702-799-1450
High School Boundary Map

Middle / Junior High Schools

Sig Rogich Middle School, 235 N. Pavilion Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV  702-799-6040
Walter Johnson Middle School, 7701 Ducharme Ave., Las Vegas, NV  702-799-4480
Junior High Boundary Map

Elementary Schools

Clarence Piggott Elementary School, 9601 Red Hills Road, Las Vegas, NV  702-799-4450
John W Bonner Elementary School, 765 Crestdale Lane, Las Vegas, NV  702-799-6050
Linda Rankin Givens Elementary School, 655 Park Vista Drive, Las Vegas, NV  702-799-1430
MJ Christensen Elementary School, 9001 Mariner Cove Drive, Las Vegas, NV  702-799-4390
Staton Elementary School, 1700 Sageberry Drive, Las Vegas, NV  702-799-6720
Walter E. Jacobson Elementary School, 8400 Boseck, Drive, Las Vegas, NV  702-799-4320
Elementary School Boundary Map

Private Schools

Merryhill School (K – 5 grade), 2160 Snow Trail, Las Vegas, NV  702-242-8838
Merryhill School (K – 5 grade), 10050 Alta Drive, Las Vegas, NV  702-221-6337
International Christian Academy (PK­8 grade), 8100 Westcliff Drive, Las Vegas, NV  702-242-1069
The Adelson Educational Campus (PK­12 grade), 9700 West Hillpointe Road, Las Vegas, NV  702-255-4500
The Meadows School (PK – 12 grade), 8601 Scholar Lane, Las Vegas, NV  702-254-1610

Ward 2 Libraries
West Sahara Library, 9600 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, NV  702-507-3630 
Summerlin Library, 1771 Inner Circle Drive, Las Vegas, NV  702-507-3860