Ward 6 is a unique area of the valley, home to special places such as Floyd Lamb Park at Tule Springs, the Tule Springs Fossil Beds National Monument and historic orchards. It is a community where families can choose to make their home in beautiful master-planned communities like Skye Canyon or on open lots that run along horse trails.
Drawn to its dark skies and special landscapes, Councilwoman Nancy Brune, Ph.D. and her family chose to call Ward 6 home 16 years ago. Councilwoman Brune was elected on Nov. 8, 2022 to serve a four-year term and represent the residents of Ward 6. She grew up in a family that emphasized service to God, to country and to community, and she is committed to bringing common-sense solutions to City Hall and restoring public trust in local government.
Prior to running for office, Councilwoman Brune served as founding executive director of the Kenny Guinn Center for Policy Priorities, Nevada’s only bipartisan policy center, for almost a decade. She has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles, reports, essays, blogs and op-ed pieces, and was a regular columnist with The Nevada Independent. Councilwoman Brune is currently a research professor at Desert Research Institute and a principal at Luz Development Institute. Previously, she served as a senior policy analyst at Sandia National Laboratories and the UNLV Institute for Security Studies, and as a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security. Councilwoman Brune has consulted with the World Bank, Harvard School of Public Health, JPMorgan Chase and U.S. Development Corporation.
She received her Ph.D. from Yale University and her Master of Public Policy and Bachelor's degrees from Harvard University. In 2016, Councilwoman Brune was appointed to sit on the President’s Advisory Commission for Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans. She sits on several boards and commissions including the Nevada Commission on School Funding, Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada, Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates, Nevada Humanities, Preserve Nevada, CSN Institutional Advisory Committee and the Nevada Children’s Commission. She is also an animal foster mom.
Currently, she serves on the boards of the Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority, Southern Nevada Health District, Tule Springs Fossil Bed Advisory Council, Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository Committee and the Nellis Civilian Military Council Executive Board (Alternate).
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