Clark County Commission
|Formed||July 1, 1909|
|Jurisdiction||Clark County and unincorporated towns|
|Headquarters||500 South Grand Central Parkway|
Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.
The Clark County Commission is the governmental organization that governs and runs Clark County, Nevada, providing services to the unincorporated areas. Its offices are located in Downtown Las Vegas. The commission is considered by many to be the most powerful governmental body in the state of Nevada.
Districts and terms
Each Commissioner is elected to a four-year term and represents one of seven districts, designated A-G.
Members as of 2017
|District||Expires||Commissioner||In office since||Party|
|B||2021||Marilyn Kirkpatrick (Chair)||2015||Democratic|
|D||2021||Lawrence Weekly (Vice-Chair)||2007||Democratic|
|G||2023||James B. Gibson||2017||Democratic|
Ex officio boards
The Clark County Commissioners as a group sit on the following boards:
- Big Bend Water District (Laughlin)
- Clark County Liquor and Gaming Board (Downtown Las Vegas)
- Clark County Regional Flood Control District (Whitney)
- Clark County Sanitation District (Las Vegas)
- Clark County Water Reclamation District (Whitney)
- Kyle Canyon Water District (Las Vegas)
- Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (Winchester)
- Las Vegas Stadium Authority (Spring Valley)
- Las Vegas Valley Water District (Las Vegas)
- RTC of Southern Nevada (Downtown Las Vegas)
- Southern Nevada Health District (Las Vegas)
- Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authority (Downtown Las Vegas)
- Southern Nevada Water Authority (Downtown Las Vegas)
- University Medical Center of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas)
2002 corruption scandal
The corruption scandal within the Clark County Commission led to the conviction of 4 out of 7 members (Dario Herrera, Erin Kenny, Mary Kincaid-Chauncey and Lance Malone) for bribery and corruption and were sentenced to federal prison terms for crimes committed while in office. All 4 of them were members of the Democratic Party.
- Packer, Adrienne (June 4, 2006). "CLARK COUNTY COMMISSION: Corruption cases cloud races". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Archived from the original on February 24, 2012. Retrieved July 4, 2007.
- "Clark County Commission". Archived from the original on June 30, 2007. Retrieved July 4, 2007.
- "FORMER CLARK COUNTY COMMISSIONERS SENTENCED TO PRISON FOR FEDERAL CORRUPTION CONVICTIONS". United States Department of Justice. August 21, 2006. Archived from the original on August 21, 2009. Retrieved July 10, 2012.