Southern Nevada Strong 2017 Summit

APA Nevada Chapter


Wednesday, December 13, 2017
7:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PST

Las Vegas, NV, United States

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The Southern Nevada Strong summit will be a morning program that will provide a comprehensive snapshot of the successes of SNS regional partners and stakeholders who truly embrace the theme of “regionalism/working together.” The event will begin with welcome remarks and a high-level overview of SNS accomplishments for the year. The event will start with a keynote address from Mayor Mike Cornett of Oklahoma City, in which he will share his experience with working toward shared, common goals through collaboration. The Mayor will share his experience about advancing major infrastructure projects, collaborating with community leaders, and championing important causes.

A panel discussion will focus on regional housing issues, particularly access and affordability, and how housing is related to workforce, and opportunity.

The final session will introduce the new Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada's Comprehensive Transit Plan for Southern Nevada called On Board.  This visionary plan will identify how enhancements to the current bus system, new high capacity transit services and emerging transit technologies can improve future mobility and accessibility for our residents and visitors. The plan is expected to take approximately 18 to 24 months to develop and be completed by fall 2018.

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Mike Mullin

Confirmed Speaker

Mike founded Nevada HAND in 1993 as a nonprofit company, recognizing that by combining his private sector development expertise with underutilized federal resources and an entrepreneurial spirit, he could improve housing opportunities for seniors on fixed incomes and working families. In the 24 years since its founding, Nevada HAND has ... Read More

Len Jessup

Confirmed Speaker

Len Jessup joined UNLV as its 10th president in January 2015. An accomplished leader in higher education, Jessup brings experience as a university professor, administrator, entrepreneur and fundraiser. He will lead UNLV on its path to become a high-performing, community-engaged Tier One research university. Among his top priorities is the ... Read More

Michael Pawlak

Confirmed Speaker

Mike Pawlak has lived in the Las Vegas community for nearly 30 years. In February, 2016, Mike was appointed Director of Social Service for Clark County where he manages a staff of 175 employees and oversees a budget of approximately $100 million targeted to providing a safety net for Clark ... Read More

Mick Cornett

Confirmed Speaker


Raymond Hess, AICP CTP

Confirmed Speaker

Raymond Hess, AICP Director of Planning Services Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (Las Vegas, NV) Raymond Hess directs the Metropolitan Planning Organization for the greater Las Vegas Valley. He also oversees a regional sustainable communities initiative known as Southern Nevada Strong. These efforts require extensive coordination with federal, state ... Read More

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