Commissioner Hosting Mural Dedication Saturday, Aug. 13
Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani will speak at the dedication of a student-produced mural 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, on the Flamingo Arroyo Trail south of Desert Inn Road and near the intersection of McLeod Drive and Emerson Avenue.
To get to the mural dedication take Desert Inn Road and then turn south onto McLeod Drive. Look for the rust-colored arch identifying the Flamingo Arroyo Trail and Pecos-McLeod Trailhead, and then turn east onto Emerson Avenue. Park in the parking lot off of Emerson and walk through the tunnel under Pecos-McLeod to the mural.
The mural was a joint effort by the Monkey Gym, a non-profit organization for low income families and children of domestic violence, and students from the County’s Summer Business Institute, which provides local high school students with paid summer internships. This project replaced a graffiti covered eyesore with a 5,000-square-foot mural depicting area wildlife and Native American inspired designs.
The dedication ceremony is free to attend. Food and drinks will be served.
A brief video about the mural project is on the County’s website at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov and the County’s YouTube page at www.youtube.com/user/ClarkCountyNV.
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 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.