1 October Memorial Committee Meets July 28

Clark County’s 1 October Memorial Committee will meet at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, July 28, in the Clark County Commission Chambers at the Clark County Government Center located at 500 Grand Central Pkwy. near the corner of Charleston Blvd. and I-15. 

A virtual format will also be available for those unable to attend the meeting in the Commission Chambers. Anyone impacted by the 1 October attack is encouraged to participate in the memorial development process whether you live in the Las Vegas Valley or outside our community.

Committee members will discuss questions for a second survey in August to gather more input from the public to develop a permanent memorial in the Las Vegas Valley. The goal of a memorial project is to remember those who perished in the 1 October attack, honor survivors, first responders and all those affected by the incident, and celebrate the resiliency of our community. Staff also will provide an update on various activities including survey topics, marketing, and research. The meeting agenda is posted on the 1 October Memorial Committee’s website page at www.ClarkCountyNV.gov/1OctoberMemorial. Committee members and County staff will also 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 remotely can join the meeting by connecting to WebEx by dialing 1-408-418-9388 and entering the access code 187 398 7744. Those wishing to offer comment will be muted until they are invited to join the meeting during public comment periods.

Committee meetings are held at 9 a.m. on the fourth Wednesday of each month in Commission Chambers at the Government Center, 500 Grand Central Parkway, located in downtown Las Vegas. The public can watch all the meetings live on Clark County Television (CCTV) or online at www.youtube.com/user/ClarkCountyNV/live and www.Facebook.com/1OctoberMemorial.  

The County Commission appointed the seven-member 1 October Memorial Committee to gather input from the public and develop for a memorial. 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 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; Kelly McMahill, Deputy Chief of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; 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 help 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.