Commissioners Honoring Local Olympians on Tuesday
Local athletes headed to London for the Olympics will be recognized Tuesday by the Clark County Commission.
The commissioners will recognize our local Olympians during their meeting, which begins at 9:15 a.m. Tuesday, July 3. It is held in the Commission Chambers on the first floor of the County Government Center at 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.
Olympic athletes Amanda Bingson, Michael Hunter and Khadevis Robinson are expected at the Commission meeting.
“It is truly an honor to recognize these tremendous athletes who will be representing the United States and Clark County in this year’s Olympics,” Commission Chair Susan Brager said. “We all wish them much success in bringing home the gold.”
Bingson is a graduate of Silverado High School and a senior at UNLV, where she has been an NCAA All-American. Bingson will be competing in the hammer throw in London. This is her first Olympics.
Hunter, who is also appearing in his first Olympics, is a heavy weight boxer who has been a three-time national champion and Golden Gloves winner. Hunter is a graduate of Palo Verde High School.
Robinson is the head coach of the UNLV cross country team and an assistant UNLV track coach. He is competing in the 800 meter race in London. Robinson is an eight-time national champion, and he also competed in the 2004 Olympics.
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 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.