Susan Brager Selected as New Chair to Lead County Commission
The County Commission today elected Susan Brager as its new chair.
Brager has been on the commission for four years and was sworn in today for a second term representing District F, which includes much of the southwest part of Clark County including Blue Diamond, Sandy Valley, Goodsprings and Mountain Springs.
“I am honored to have been chosen for this position and I look forward to working with my fellow commissioners to make Clark County a better place to live, work and visit,” Brager said.
The commission also voted to have Steve Sisolak, who represents District A, serve as vice-chairman of the seven-member board.
“We have worked hard to improve the quality of life in Clark County and will continue to build upon our successes,” Sisolak said.
The chair occupies the center seat on the dais of the board and acts as the chief parliamentary officer during the Commission’s board meetings, deciding who will speak and for how long. The chair has one vote just like the other commissioners. The vice-chairman fills in for the chair whenever the chair is absent. The terms for chair and vice-chairman last two years. Brager replaces Rory Reid as chair. Reid’s term on the Commission expired and he did not seek re-election. Sisolak replaces Brager as vice-chairman.
County Commissioners are elected from seven geographic districts in partisan elections for staggered four-year terms. Together they set policy for an organization with more than 10,000 employees in 38 departments and a total annual budget of $6.2 billion.
In addition to selecting a new chair and vice-chairman, Brager and Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani, who represents District E, were sworn in for their second terms. Commissioner Mary Beth Scow was sworn as the new commissioner representing District G.
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Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 40 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 7th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The county also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to almost 900,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.