About Michael Naft

Michael Naft, District AAbout Commissioner Michael N. Naft 
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Commissioner Michael Naft was sworn into his first full four-year term on Jan. 4, 2021. He was initially appointed by Gov. Steve Sisolak on Jan. 9, 2019 to serve out the balance of former Commissioner Sisolak's term. Michael is a member of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Authority Board of Directors, the County's Debt Management Commission, and the Nevada Commission on Nuclear Projects. He serves as vice-chairman of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Fiscal Affairs Committee and chairman of the Big Bend Water District and Clark County Audit Committee. During his time on the Commission, Michael has championed traffic safety for all road-users along with several initiatives to modernize Clark County's departments and agencies.

Prior to joining the Commission, Michael served the residents of Clark County as District Director to Congresswoman Dina Titus from Jan. 3, 2013 until 2019 when he was appointed to the Clark County Commission. In that role, he worked with hundreds of federal agencies, departments and commissions overseeing outreach and constituent services for more than 700,000 Nevadans. Michael has focused on streamlining access to federal programs, advocating for improved roadways and pedestrian safety, and for increased travel and tourism to Southern Nevada.

Michael has worked and consulted for numerous local, state and federal officials and advised several national and local nonprofit organizations.  He attended the Las Vegas Academy of Performing and Visual Arts and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Currently, he serves on the Anti-Defamation League's Board of Directors and the Board of Directors for Temple Beth Sholom in Las Vegas.  Michael lives in Henderson with his wife, Dr. Lauren Naft, and their daughter.

Responsibilities:
Commissioner Michael Naft serves in the following capacities:

  • Member- Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Authority Board of Directors
  • Vice Chairman - Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Fiscal Affairs Committee
  • Member - Local Law Enforcement Advisory Committee
  • Member - Debt Management Commission
  • Member - Nevada Commission on Nuclear Projects
  • Chairman - Clark County Audit Committee
  • Chairman - Big Bend Water District Board of Trustees
  • Vice Chairman - Kyle Canyon Water District Board of Trustees
  • Vice Chairman - Coyote Springs Water Resources General Improvement District Board of Trustees