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 ended in 2019. He then won re-election 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 Magnum, 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.
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.
In 2015, Crear was appointed as a Las Vegas Planning Commissioner. He also served as a board member of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, chairman of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross, and Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority. Currently, he serves on the:
- Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department - Fiscal Affairs Committee
- Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition
- Economic Opportunity Board
- Commission for the Las Vegas Centennial
- Local Law Enforcement Advisory Committee
- Southern Nevada Enterprise Community Board
- Southern Nevada Water Authority
- Justice Douglas Pre-Law Fellowship Board
- Nevada League of Cities, President
- National League of Cities
- National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials
- Lexicon Bank Board
- UNLV Foundation Board
Cedric and his wife Keiba have been married since 1994, and are parents of two daughters, Hagan and Kennedy.
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