1 October Memorial Committee to Meet Wednesday Using Virtual Format

Clark County’s 1 October Memorial Committee will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 24, using a virtual format due to COVID-19 concerns. The public is encouraged to watch Wednesday’s meeting live on Clark County Television (CCTV) or online at www.youtube.com/user/ClarkCountyNV/live and www.Facebook.com/1OctoberMemorial.   

The meeting agenda is posted online at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/1OctoberMemorial. Committee members and County staff will host the meeting on WebEx, which is accessible by computer and telephone. Anyone 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, 146 293 1293, and password, publicart where prompted: https://tinyurl.com/a2xcutd4. Those wishing to offer comment will be muted until they are invited to join the meeting during public comment periods. If you do not wish to log into Webex and comment verbally, but desire to provide written comment on an agenda item, please send an email by 3 p.m., Monday, Feb. 22, to CCPublicArt@clarkcountynv.gov.

Committee members will review, discuss and approve questions for an online survey that will run from March 1 to March 14 seeking public input on a future memorial. Should it be a park, a monument, a sculpture or something else? The 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 goal is to create a memorial that remembers the victims, honors the survivors and first responders, and celebrates the resiliency of our community.

Anyone impacted by the 1 October attack is invited to participate in the process of developing a memorial whether you live in the Las Vegas Valley or outside our community. 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 1OctoberMemorial@ClarkCountyNV.gov

Members of the 1 October Memorial Committee include Tennille Pereira, director of the County’s Vegas Strong Resiliency Center, serving as Chairman; Karessa Royce, a 1 October survivor, serving as Vice Chairman; 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, is facilitating 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. Live streaming of CCTV programming is available at https://www.youtube.com/user/ClarkCountyNV/live. CCTV is also available in Boulder City on Channel 4 and in Moapa Valley on Digital Channel 50.3. One may watch CCTV on streaming devices such as Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV via the YouTube app.

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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 2.4 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 1.1 million residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development.