Commissioner  Hosting Oct. 20 `Fund the Future' Educational Savings Event 

Clark County Commission Chairman Marilyn Kirkpatrick and the Nevada State Treasurer’s Office are hosting a “Fund the Future” higher education savings plan workshop at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20, at the Clark County Government Center to teach people how to invest for their children’s educational futures through many plans available through the state’s NVigate program at https://nvigate.gov/.

The event will be held in County Commission Chambers on the first floor of the Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas. Doors open at 5 p.m. The information session, which includes a presentation by the Treasurer’s Office, will begin at 6 p.m. Laptop computers and assistance will be available for attendees to open up savings accounts on site. Attendees who start a SSGA Upromise 529 account at the seminar – one type of available plan – will be eligible to participate in free raffles.  Five raffle winners will receive a $529 deposit into their SSGA plans, and 25 winners will receive $100 contributions. The $15 fee to start the SSGA account also will be covered for any attendee who opens an account.

“We’re excited to offer the raffles as a way to help people start saving today for their children and grandchildren’s educational futures,” said Commissioner Kirkpatrick.  “There are many savings plans available to help fit a family’s needs and budget. Most good paying jobs require some education beyond high school whether you go to college, a trade school or another type of training program to boost your career opportunities.” This is a great opportunity to learn how to financially prepare for your child’s higher education.

“The Treasurer’s Office is thrilled to work with Chair Kirkpatrick to host a workshop on Nevada’s College Savings Plans,” said State Treasurer Zach Conine. “With the rising costs of college tuition, an investment in a 529 account or Prepaid Tuition contract is an investment in a child’s future. The College Savings Division of the State Treasurer’s Office is dedicated to working with Nevada families to plan, save, and pay for higher education. We encourage anyone with questions about how they’ll afford the costs of their child’s post-secondary education to reach out to our team or visit us online at: https://nvigate.gov/."

Other program to be discussed include the Nevada College Kick Start Program, which establishes a college savings account for all public-school kindergarten students in Nevada with a $50 contribution and the Millennium Scholarship Program, which awards up to $10,000 toward tuition at in-state public colleges.

The information session will be carried live on Clark County Television at https://www.youtube.com/user/ClarkCountyNV/live and at www.Facebook.com/ClarkCountyNV and www.Twitter.com/ClarkCountyNV. It also will be recorded for rebroadcast. CCTV 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. One also may watch 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 2.3 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.