Wednesday's 1 October Memorial Committee Meeting Moving to Virtual Format

Clark County’s 1 October Memorial Committee will hold its second meeting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 using a virtual format instead of the original in-person meeting that was scheduled.

 The Government Center, where the meeting was scheduled to be held, is closed to the public in addition to most County buildings to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in conjunction with the pause ordered by Gov. Steve Sisolak.

The general public is encouraged to watch Wednesday’s meeting live on Clark County Television (CCTV), online at, or the committee’s Facebook page @1OctoberMemorial. The meeting agenda is posted online at Committee members and County staff will host the meeting on WebEx. Members of the public wishing to provide public comment at the beginning or end of the meeting, can join the meeting by clicking on this link and entering the event number, 146 937 9930, and password, PublicArt, where prompted:
Those wishing to offer comment will be muted until they are invited to join the meeting during public comment periods. Comments can be made using audio features of WebEx.

Wednesday’s meeting will include a presentation by Anita Ahuja, manager of the Mass Violence Response California Victim Compensation Board, about lessons learned from other efforts to establish mass violence memorials. Terri Keener, behavioral health coordinator for the Resiliency Center, also will do a presentation on circles of impact following episodes of mass violence.

Committee meetings are held at 9 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month. The public is encouraged to visit the committee’s website page to join its email list to receive updates about the committee’s activities and information about upcoming surveys and other special opportunities to offer ideas and input. General comments or inquiries about the committee’s work also can be emailed to  Anyone impacted by the 1 October is invited to participate in this process including those who live in the Las Vegas Valley or outside our community.

The Clark County Commission appointed the seven-member 1 October Memorial Committee to gather input from the public and develop recommendations for a permanent memorial in the Las Vegas Valley. The County’s goal is to create a memorial that remembers those who perished in the events of 1 October 2017, honors the survivors, first responders and everyday heroes who inspired the nation with their bravery, and celebrates the resiliency and compassion of our community.

The committee selected Tennille Pereira, director of the County’s Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, to serve as its Chairman and Karessa Royce, a 1 October survivor, to serve as Vice Chairman. Other members are: Mynda Smith, the sister of 1 October Victim Neysa Tonks; Andrew Walsh, a deputy chief for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department who responded to the scene of the 1 October attack; architect Dr. Robert Fielden, who established the UNLV School of Architecture; Rebecca Holden, public art project manager for the city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs; and Harold Bradford, a local artist and sign industry designer. Punam Mathur, a well-respected community leader and consultant, will facilitate committee meetings, while staff from Clark County’s Parks and Recreation Department and other departments will support the group’s activities. 

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. CCTV is also available in Boulder City on Channel 4 and in Moapa Valley on Digital Channel 50.3. It also streams continuously at


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 11th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to 2.3 million citizens and 45.6 million visitors a year (2019). Included are the nation’s 9th-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 1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.