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Ward 5

495 S. Main St., 89101
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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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Upcoming Events

Vegas Up! Community Resource Fair

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 6 to 8 p.m.

Free and open to the public.
Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Ave.

Join Councilman Crear, Commissioner Weekly, UNLV and Ward 5 Works for a family friendly community resource fair with children's activities. Nevada college representatives will be on site, as well as professional assistance with resumes, skill training, job placement, professional clothing, meal and housing assistance. See the flier

Ward 5 Community Forum with Councilman Cedric Crear

Thursday, Oct. 24, 5:30 to 8 p.m.

5:30-6 p.m. Primetime Preview (information and vendor fair)      

6-7:30 p.m. Presentations with Councilman Crear and city of Las Vegas staff

7:30–8 p.m. City of Las Vegas Information & Resource Vendor Fair/Q&A

Historic Westside School, 330 W. Washington Ave. (1923 Building) 

Join Councilman Cedric Crear and city staff to discuss community matters and issues of importance to Ward 5. The community forum will update residents on top Ward 5 strategic priorities, including The Ward 5 Works Program (jobs), Homeless Courtyard (homelessness and housing), Historic Urban Neighborhood Design Redevelopment (Hundred Plan) and public safety. See the flier.

Safe Night Halloween Carnival (all ages)

Thursday, Oct. 31, 5 to 8 p.m.

Free and open to the public.
Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6374.

Bring the family in costume to enjoy trunk or treating, jumpers, games, costume contests, prizes, a climbing wall, community vendors and more.  Sponsored by the city of Las Vegas, Clark County/Pearson Community Center, Councilman Cedric Crear, County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, KCEP Radio, Democracy Prep, Matt Kelly Elementary School, Mario’s Westside Market, Nevada Youth Network and the Nevada Black Police Association. See the flier.

Dia de los Muertos Celebration (Day of the Dead)

Saturday, Nov. 2, 4 to 10 p.m.

Free and open to the public.
Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive

Bring the family to enjoy artisan vendors, refreshments, kids' activities, entertainment and the ofrenda contest. Dress in your best Catrina costume! Call 702-229-4924 for details on entering the ofrenda contest or participating as an artisan or food truck vendor. Lawn seating; bring blankets and low-rise chairs to be more comfortable. See the flier in English and Spanish.

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.
Hours 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day (except only until 3 p.m. Dec. 24 and Dec. 31).
Priced per week: $55/4 days.
Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St., 702-229-6374.

Registration is open now until full.Advance registration is required. Call the center for details and registration.

Kwanzaa Celebration: Nguzo Saba | Ujima

Saturday, Dec. 28, 10 a.m.to 5 p.m.

Co-presented with the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District.
Free and open to the public.
West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

In the spirit of "UJIMA" (Collective Work and Responsibility), the community will celebrate the third day of Kwanzaa. This event features a marketplace, children's workshops, guest speakers, community dialog, poetry, song, dance, drumming, and the 2019 Girls & Boys Rites of Passage graduations. For information, visit www.ArtsLasVegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Operation Warmth

Saturday, Jan. 11, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Councilman Crear will deliver all the Operation Warmth donations of new and gently used coats, hoodies, beanie caps, socks and gloves to the Giving Project event. Call 702-229-5443 for more information.

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