Media Release


Tuesday, September 18, 2012
For Immediate Release

Contact: Jace Radke
Telephone: 229-2205


City Council To Recognize Miss Nevada Outstanding Teen
Hispanic Heritage Month Also To Be Recognized


 The Las Vegas City Council will recognize Ellie Smith, a 16-year-old who was recently named Miss Outstanding Teen in Nevada, at the Wednesday, Sept. 19, City Council meeting that will begin following the 8:30 a.m. Redevelopment Agency meeting in City Hall council chambers, located at 495 S. Main St.

 Smith is a singer and actress, and created the award-winning anti-bullying campaign “Don’t Let It Get To You.” She has shared her anti-bullying message in more than 60 schools and with more than 30,000 students.

In addition, Councilwoman Lois Tarkanian will recognize Hispanic Heritage Month by welcoming community groups that have raised money for education. Councilman Bob Coffin is scheduled to recognize the organizers of the Fiesta Parade as part of Hispanic Heritage Month. A student Mariachi group is also scheduled to perform in the City Hall first floor lobby beginning at 8 a.m.

Also, Councilwoman Tarkanian will recognize the service of longtime Parks and Recreation board member Lee Heenan.

Mayor Goodman is scheduled to recognize the charitable efforts of the Las Vegas Fire Foundation, an organization that helps residents impacted by fires. The mayor will also recognize the September Employee of the Month.

Also, Councilman Coffin will recognize fast-food giant McDonald’s work to improve the Las Vegas community through its employee volunteer day.

Finally, Councilman Bob Beers will recognize Armando Montelongo, former host of A&E’s “Flip This House,” who is moving his real estate education business to Las Vegas. 


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