October 1 Memorial Committee meets Wednesday

Clark County October 1 Memorial Committee will meet 9 am at Wednesday March 23rdin the Clark County Commission Chambers at the Clark County Government Center at 500 Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.

Committee members will discuss the process for receiving Qualification Requests (RFQs) from professional artists and designers interested in participating in the monument development process, as well as communication strategies to gather ideas and feedback from the public and community stakeholders. At its February meeting, the committee adopted a three-phase process for soliciting ideas for a memorial and making an eventual recommendation for a project to the district commission. The process begins by soliciting calls for RFQs from professional design teams and a call for creative expression from members of the public and artists who are not part of a professional team but have memorial ideas and would like to be involved in the process. The public can watch Wednesday’s meeting live on Clark County Television (CCTV), online at www.youtube.com/user/ClarkCountyNV/live, or the committee’s Facebook page @1OctoberMemorial. The meeting agenda is posted online at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/1OctoberMemorial. Committee members and county staff will host the meeting on WebEx, which can be accessed by computer and phone. Anyone wishing to make a public comment at the beginning or end of the meeting can join the meeting by clicking this link and entering the event number. 2485 309 8688and password, public art where prompted: https://tinyurl.com/26x34pp7.

“We are entering a new phase in our monument development process and are pleased with the efforts we have made to ensure that anyone with a monument idea is welcome to participate,” said committee chair Tennille Pereira , who is also the director of the county’s Vegas Strong Resiliency Center. “Our goal is to ensure that anyone who feels the desire to participate has an opportunity to do so.”

Committee meetings are held at 9:00 am on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The Clark County Commission appointed the seven-member October 1 Memorial Committee to gather input from the public and develop recommendations for a permanent memorial in the Las Vegas Valley. The goal of the county is to create a memorial that commemorates those who lost their lives in the events of October 1, 2017, that honors survivors, first responders and everyday heroes who inspired the nation with their bravery, and celebrates the resilience and compassion of our community. All those affected by the October 1 attack are invited to participate in the development of a memorial. The public can sign up to receive email updates on committee activities. General inquiries can also be emailed to [email protected]

In addition to Pereira, members of the October 1 Memorial Committee include: Karessa Royce, an October 1 survivor who serves as vice chair; Mynda Smith, sister of October 1 victim Neysa Tonks; Kelly McMahill, a deputy chief of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; architect dr Robert Fielden, who founded the UNLV School of Architecture; Rebecca Holden, Public Art Project Manager at the City of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs; and Harold Bradford, a local artist. Counselor Punam Mathur moderates committee meetings, while staff from the Clark County Department of Parks and Recreation and other departments support the group’s activities.

Clark County Television is available in the Las Vegas area on channel 4/1004 on Cox cable and on CenturyLink on channels 4 and 1004 and in Laughlin on channel 14 on Suddenlink. Live streaming of CCTV programs is available at https://www.youtube.com/user/ClarkCountyNV/live. CCTV is also available in Boulder City on Channel 4 and in Moapa Valley on Digital Channel 50.3. The YouTube app lets you watch CCTV on streaming devices like Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire TV. ###

Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing superior service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the 11thth-Largest county, providing comprehensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors per year (2019). Included are the 7 of the nationth– Busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services traditionally provided by cities for 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. These include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.

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