The inaugural meeting of Clark County's 15-member Asian-American Pacific Islanders Community Commission will be Wednesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the County Commission Chambers at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway.
The panelists will be sworn in at 6:45 p.m.
The purpose of the commission is to identify social and economic needs of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander communities, host a resource conference, conduct a feasibility study about the development of a cultural center, and have the ability to accept donations as authorized by the County to meet any research needs that are identified. The panel also will report to the Clark County Commission its findings and any recommendations.
"The Asian-American Pacific Islander community is large and diverse and it's important that we identify and address its needs," said Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom, who advocated for the panel's creation. "I look forward to watching the panel go about its work and receiving a report of its recommendations." Census data from 2017 indicates there are 251,853 Asians and 31,546 Pacific Islanders in Clark County.
Segerblom will speak at the first meeting, welcome the committee members and thank them for their service.
The meeting will be aired live on Clark County Television (CCTV) and include a review of the ordinance that established the commission, the duties of the commissioners, a review of the Nevada Open Meeting Law and Nevada Ethics Law, a presentation about donations along with County fiscal procedures, the creation of bylaws and the scheduling of future meetings.
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 as well as in Laughlin on Channel 14 via Suddenlink. Live streaming of CCTV programming is available at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov and www.YouTube.com/ClarkCountyNV. CCTV is also available in Boulder City on Channel 4 and in Moapa Valley on Digital Channel 50.3.