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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. 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.

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. 

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

"No Blue Memories: The Life of Gwendolyn Brooks"

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 p.m.

Tickets: $25 plus taxes and fees for adults; $12.50 plus taxes and fees for children under age 18.
Charleston Heights Arts Center, 800 Brush St., 702-229-ARTS (2787).

In addition to being the first African-American to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize, Gwendolyn Brooks was an icon, poet laureate and treasured educator and mentor. “No Blue Memories” is the story of how she navigated identity, craft and politics and became one of Chicago’s most beloved figures. Manual Cinema, a performance collective, design studio and film/video production company, based their production on a screenplay by Eve Ewing and Nathaniel Marshall. The performance combines intricate paper puppetry, live actors working in shadow and an original score by Jamila Woods and Ayanna Woods. For tickets and information, visit www.artslasvegas.org or call 702-229-ARTS (2787).

Ward 5 Community Conversations

Thursday, Feb. 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Free and open to the public.
Tenaya Creek Brewery, 831 W. Bonanza Road
Residents and businesses are invited to discuss matters that are important to them with the Ward 5 councilman and staff. For more information, call 702-229-5443.

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