February 1, 2012 


Join me for coffee and conversation on Thursday, Feb. 2, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Starbucks, located at 751 N. Rancho Drive at Bonanza Road. Let's discuss our vision for Ward 5 and what we can do together to achieve those goals. This is a great way to talk with me about exciting events I am planning for the remainder of the year and for early next year! There are so many ways to be involved with our community, so join me for a cup of coffee or tea - on me! 


Dollar General Store Manager Matt Webster will join me at 5591 W. Cheyenne Ave. Thursday, Feb. 2, at 1 p.m. to present $1,000 grant checks to four Southern Nevada elementary school principals in support of community literacy. 

Literacy and education are among the most important areas of need in Ward 5, and Dollar General and its literacy foundation are committed to Southern Nevada and helping those in need of literacy programs.

Dollar General is the latest addition to Ward 5, soon to be located in the city's Enterprise Park. Enterprise Park is a 75-acre, mixed-use business park master-planned by the city of Las Vegas, west of Martin Luther King Boulevard, between Vegas Drive and Lake Mead Boulevard. The city worked with Dollar General through its Fast Track program, which assists businesses with expediting entitlements and permitting within the designated Redevelopment Area.

Applications Available Online

I am cosponsoring a job fair with Nevada Health Centers from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Foundation for an Independent Tomorrow office, located at 1931 Stella Lake Drive in Enterprise Park. The open positions are for the new Nevada Health Centers building nearing completion in Enterprise Park in Ward 5.

Applications can be printed from the Nevada Health centers website. Bring completed applications to the job fair.

Turn in applications and be interviewed for the following new positions:

  • Medical Assistant - Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent, CPR or Basic Life Support certification, and certification of completion of a medical assistant program.
  • Front Office Clerk - Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent and two years of medical/dental office experience.
  • Medical Records Clerk - Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • OB/GYN Scheduler - Requires high school diploma or GED equivalent, two years experience and must speak Spanish and English.
  • Registered Nurse - Requires degree from accredited school of nursing, must be licensed as a registered nurse in the State of Nevada and three to five years of clinical experience.

In addition, representatives from the Nevada Career Institute and Kaplan College are scheduled to be at the job fair sharing information about the training that they offer in medical career fields.

For more information about the job fair, visit my Web page.  

Parents within the Clark County School District (CCSD) are invited to use ParentLink online to access specific information about their students. CCSD is partnering with the Nevada Public Computer Centers to offer locations with computers and Internet access. Parents can check grades, attendance, messages, or plenty of other helpful information. By using ParentLink on a consistent basis, parents will be more informed about what is going on in the classroom and better able to help their children meet their educational challenges.

The "Plug In with ParentLink" promotion is being offered at select schools within the school district.  Zagg is offering free earbuds for those West Prep Middle School students whose parents or guardians come to the computer center and log in to ParentLink, while supplies last. The offer is limited to one set of Zagg Aquabuds per student. Parents will receive a coupon for the earbuds which students may redeem at the school. To access student information, parents or guardians first must obtain ParentLink login credentials from the staff at the school. 

Doolittle Community Center, located at 1950 N. J St., offers a Nevada Public Computer Center open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:45 p.m., Monday through Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturdays. The lab administrator at the computer center will help each parent or guardian log in to ParentLink.


The Southern Nevada Health District is requesting applications for at-large members for the Southern Nevada District Board of Health.  For information or an application packet, contact Shelli Clark at (702) 759-1201 or by e-mail at clarks@snhdmail.org. Applications also are available on the health district website. Completed applications are due by 4 p.m., Monday, April 30, 2012.

The Board of Health is comprised of eight elected members including two representatives from the Clark County Board of Commissioners and the City Council of Las Vegas, in addition to one council representative each from Boulder City, Henderson, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. Elected members will select six at-large members with the following qualifications:

  • Two representatives who are physicians licensed to practice medicine in this State, one of whom is selected on the basis of education, training, experience or demonstrated abilities in the provision of health care services to members of minority groups and other medically underserved populations;
  • One representative who is licensed to practice nursing in this State;
  • One representative who has a background or expertise in environmental health or environmental health services;
  • One representative of a non-gaming business or from an industry that is subject to regulation by the health district; and
  • One representative from the association of gaming establishments.

Alternate members also will be selected for each of these positions. Board members are appointed for two-year terms.

Updated information about the Southern Nevada Health District can be found on Facebook, on YouTube or Twitter. The health district now is available in Spanish on Twitter.  Don't have a Twitter account?  Follow the health district on your phone by texting "follow SNHDinfo" to 40404.


Latino Townhall & College of Southern Nevada will present the 2012 Workforce Leadership Summit & Job Fair for youth ages 16 to 23 on Friday, April 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the College of Southern Nevada at the Charleston Campus, Building K. Latino Townhall currently is seeking 100 high school students ages 16 to 18 and 100 college students ages 19 to 23, to attend the free event.  Students MUST register by filling out the form available online and sending it to the address on the form by March 15.  Seating is limited.

The intent and purpose is to prepare youth for workforce readiness.  Students will have access to many Job Fair booths with a potential for hire. Topics to be covered are:

  • S.M.A.R.T. Goal Setting
  • Cover letter writing
  • Resume building
  • Best Job Interview Practices
  • Dress for Success
  • Building Social (Capital) Networks!

For more information, call (702) 287-1859 or e-mail to latinotownhall@gmail.com.

Residents Urged To Visit City's Website Before They Visit

Beginning Feb. 21, city of Las Vegas employees will be moving into a new City Hall located at 495 S. Main St., between Main and First streets and Bonneville and Clark avenues. Residents planning on visiting the new location to do business should check the city's website, as departments will be moving on different days. The city will be closed on Feb. 20, in observance of Presidents' Day.

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, the following departments will be located in the new City Hall:

  • City Clerk - 2nd floor
  • City Attorney's Office - 6th floor
  • City Auditor - 6th floor
  • Human Resources - 2nd floor
  • Economic & Urban Development - 6th floor
  • Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services - 5th floor.

On Monday, Feb. 27, ALL City Hall departments including those listed below will be located in the new City Hall:

  • Administrative Services - 7th floor
  • City Clerk - 2nd floor
  • City Attorney's Office - 6th floor
  • City Auditor - 6th floor
  • City Manager - 7th floor
  • Communications - 7th floor
  • Cultural Affairs - 4th floor
  • Economic & Urban Development - 6th floor
  • Finance - 4th floor
  • Human Resources - 2nd floor
  • Information Technologies - 5th floor
  • KCLV - 1st floor
  • Mayor & City Council - 7th floor
  • Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services - 5th floor
  • Sewer Bill Payments - 4th floor

Beginning on March 7, City Council meetings will take place at the new City Hall.  Planning Commission meetings will take place at the new City Hall beginning March 13.

A public parking garage is located at 500 Main St. 

The new City Hall is the lynchpin in a downtown redevelopment plan that will create thousands of jobs, bring billions in private investment and millions in new tax revenue to the city. City Hall is the catalyst for four major mixed-use redevelopment projects that are projected to bring 13,441 new permanent jobs to the city of Las Vegas, $4.1 billion in private investment and $16 to $20 million in new tax revenue. The projects also will bring thousands of construction jobs to the city.

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