Commissioner Hosting Teen Town Hall on Friday, May 3
Commissioner Lawrence Weekly will host his 12th annual Teen Town Hall from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, May 3, in Commission Chambers on the first floor of the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.
“The Teen Town Hall gives these young adults an opportunity to discuss the issues that are important to them in an open and organized setting,” Commissioner Weekly said. “Today’s teens deal with many challenges and pressures at home and at school, and it is important that they we give them a forum to be heard.”
More than 200 high school seniors from eight area high schools have been invited to attend the Town Hall meeting titled “Hearing Your Voice!” Special guests from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and the County Coroner’s Office will be there along with Commissioner Weekly to discuss the issues and concerns raised by the students. Topics are expected to include the dangers of texting while driving, drinking and driving and academic pressures.
The participating schools will include the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy, Canyon Springs High School, Desert Pines High School, Mojave High School, West Preparatory Academy, Rancho High School and Western High School. Before the Town Hall discussion, the students will have a chance to speak with representatives from higher education institutions and apprenticeship programs.
This event is not open to the public. Media interested in attending are asked to contact County Public Information Officer Dan Kulin at (702) 455-5534.
The Town Hall discussion will be broadcast live on Clark County Television form about 10:30 a.m. to noon. It is available in the Las Vegas area on Channel 4 on Cox cable (Channel 89.13 for those without converter boxes) and on CenturyLink, as well as in Laughlin on Channel 14 via CMA Access and via the Internet at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov.
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 12th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2 million citizens and 42 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-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.