Ward 5 is home to many iconic areas such as the historic West Las Vegas neighborhood, Lorenzi Park and the renovated Historic Westside School, which was completed in August 2016.
Councilman Cedric Crear represents Ward 5. He won the March 27, 2018, Special Election to complete the council term that ends in 2019. He then won reelection to a full four-year-term in the April, 2019 election. Councilman Crear has a deep passion for the Las Vegas community and describes his style as one who, “leads by example.”
Councilman Crear earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he received a tennis scholarship. He was also captain of the team for three years and a two-time conference champion.
Councilman Crear previously worked for Station Casinos as a marketing director, where he proved himself a capable leader while working at the company's most elite properties. Since then, he has gone on to found Crear Creative Group, which provides full-service marketing, advertising and consulting solutions to regional and global businesses. Councilman Crear has served as president of the company since it was founded in 2010, and serves as president of Crear Outdoor Advertising. Currently he serves on the board of the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition.
Most recently, Councilman Crear served on the Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education. He was first elected in 2006, and was re-elected in 2012 as the representative for District 1 in Clark County. He served as chair of the Cultural Diversity and Title IX Compliance Committee and vice chair of the Business, Finance and Facilities and Investment Committees.
Additionally, in 2015, Councilman Crear was appointed as a Las Vegas Planning Commissioner. Councilman Crear also served as a board member of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, and chair of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross. He also serves on the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority and the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition.
Cedric and his wife Keiba have been married for 23 years and are parents of two daughters, Hagan and Kennedy, and reside in West Las Vegas.
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