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495 S. Main St., 89101
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Brian Knudsen was elected to represent Ward 1 in June 2019, enabling him to continue to pursue his passion of public service. Since moving to Las Vegas in 2005, Councilman Knudsen has built programs and services for people and populations in Las Vegas and continues to serve the community as a member of the City Council.

For nearly a decade, he worked in the city of Las Vegas on initiatives that shaped the downtown core, redefined the educational landscape and rethought how city services are provided to Las Vegas residents.

Councilman Knudsen has worked alongside nonprofit partners, community leaders and elected officials to expand after-school meal programs for children, and helped launch a city- and community-led initiative to improve education in our downtown core.

Councilman Knudsen has more than 15 years of experience in city and state governments as well as time spent as the chief executive officer of a large nonprofit organization and as the owner of a small business. His experience covers multiple functions of government and nonprofit organizations and has focused on creating efficiencies, strategic planning and policy development.

He is a founding member of Downtown Achieves, which became the city of Las Vegas’ inspiration for creating the Department of Youth Development and Social Innovation. In addition, he is a founding member of Nevada’s Big Give, a one-day, online giving event that has raised nearly three million dollars for Nevada charities. He also has served as vice chair of the Downtown Las Vegas Alliance, vice president of the McNeil Neighborhood Association and as a member of the Adoption Exchange Board.

Councilman Knudsen has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Utah in health education and mass communications. He also has a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California.

Brian is happily married and he and his husband have adopted two children. Councilman Knudsen believes that his children, and all Las Vegans, deserve leadership committed to making Las Vegas an even better place to live, work and play. He plans to continue to build a community that ensures equal opportunity, has great schools, provides strong public safety, preserves our neighborhoods and strives to be world class in all we do. 

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Upcoming Events

Census 2020 "Everyone Counts" Public Meeting

Thursday, Dec. 5, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Free and open to the public.

Las Vegas City Hall, 495 S. Main St., second-floor NOW Cafe.

Join staff from the U.S. Census Bureau, Latino Network of Southern Nevada and the Colombian Association of Las Vegas to network and discuss what is at stake for our community with the 2020 Census and what next steps are needed to ensure successful participation. The meeting will include a presentation and question-and-answer session with staff from the Census Bureau. R.S.V.P. to rsaucedo@lasvegasnevada.gov. See the flier.

Brews with Brian

Friday, Dec. 6, 9:30 to 11 a.m.
Lieburn Senior Center, 6230 Garwood Ave., 702-229-1600.

Join Councilman Knudsen for coffee and conversation about what concerns you in Ward 1 and Las Vegas.

Annual Adaptive Recreation Holiday Dance (ages 13+)

Saturday, Dec. 7, 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Cost: $20, per person, includes dinner, pictures and door prizes.
Lieburn Senior Center; 6230 Garwood Ave., 702-229-1600.

Kick off the holiday season with a night of food, music and dancing. Call Jennifer at 702-229-5177 for more information or to RSVP.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" presented by the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre

Saturday, Dec. 7, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Dec. 6, 7, 13, and 14 at 7 p.m., and Dec. 7, 8, 14* and 15 at 2 p.m.
Tickets: $5.50 plus taxes/fees.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 S. Brush St.

A beloved holiday classic springs to life in this faithful adaptation of the TV special that debuted in December 1965. Join Charlie Brown, Linus, Lucy, Sally, Snoopy and friends as they embrace the holiday season with classic favorites like "Christmas Time is Here" and search for meaning among the holiday traditions. After the performance, gather in our indoor Winter Wonderland with family and friends to sing along — warm apple cider in hand — to your favorite holiday tunes, accompanied by local choir groups. *This performance includes an American Sign Language interpreter for the hearing impaired. For tickets, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Winter Break Camp (ages 6-11)

Monday, Dec. 23, Hours 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day (except only until 3 p.m. Dec. 24 and Dec. 31).

Four days/week, Dec. 23-27 and Dec. 30-Jan. 3; no camp Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.
Priced per week: $95/4 days.
Mirabelli Community Center, 6200 Hargrove Ave., 702-229-6359.

Registration is open now until full. Advance registration is required. Call the center at 702-229-6359 for details and registration.

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