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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

2020 Peace Week Celebration

Sunday, Jan. 19, 3 to 5 p.m.

Free and open to the public.
West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd.

Celebrate Peace Week with the community as we honor the life and legacy of Dr. Martin L. King Jr. This event will feature performances by the Trinity Conservatory of Performing Arts as well as speakers and community awards. For more information, call 702-229-6125. See all of the city's Black History Month events here!

Ward 5 Community Conversations with Councilman Crear

Thursday, Jan. 23, 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 join Ward 5 Councilman Cedric Crear to discuss matters that are important to you. For more information, call 702-229-5443.

Community Meeting for Maryland Parkway/Medical District Transit Planning

Monday, Jan. 27, 6 to 8 p.m.

Free and open to the public.
The Center, 401 S. Maryland Parkway.

The public is invited to participate. For more information, call 702-222-2362 or email your RSVP to events@purduemarion.com.  Below is some background information and a map of the areas to be included in the plan.

The RTC and city of Las Vegas are recipients of a $400,000 Federal Transit Administration (FTA) grant to develop a transit-oriented development (TOD) plan for the Maryland Parkway/Medical District corridor. This effort is complimentary to the overall land use and development strategy of the Downtown Masterplan, the Title 19.09 Form-Based code, and ultimately the city’s 2050 Master Plan in terms of a corridor plan that addresses economic development, housing, and public works. This grant bringing a targeted focus to the Maryland Parkway transit corridor alignment between the Las Vegas Medical District and Maryland/Sahara Avenue. Deliverables include:

  • Station and district area analysis utilizing form-based code principles (focus is primarily for Founders, Civic and Business districts and for Maryland between Charleston and Sahara, but includes entire corridor)
  • A market analysis within the corridor
  • A workforce housing plan
  • A value capture toolbox
  • Performance metrics (aligned with 2050 Master Plan / Downtown Masterplan metrics)
  • TOD zoning and implementation strategies that can be applied to other corridors identified in the 2050 Master Plan

Neighborhood Association & Community Leader Meeting

Tuesday, Jan. 28, 5:30 to 7 p.m.

Representatives of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Shot Spotter, Community Services and the Office of Communications will discuss initiatives taking place and tips for everyone to follow to ensure our community is safe. Join your neighbors from Wards 5, 3 and 1 at the East Las Vegas Community Center, 250 N. Eastern Ave. RSVP at Ward1@lasvegasnevada.gov. 

40th Annual Mid-Day inspirational Showcase & Luncheon

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 11 a.m.

Showcase is free and open to the public. The luncheon ticket costs $10 and must be purchased in advance at Doolittle Senior Center.
Showcase will be held at West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 951 W. Lake Mead Blvd. Luncheon to follow at Doolittle Community Center, 1950 N. J St.

This annual showcase for all ages features singing, dancing, poetry and guest speakers, followed by a soul food luncheon. For more information, call 702-229-6125.

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