CCSD Reorganization Implementation Endorsed By Council Of Chambers

by Nicole K. Santero

LAS VEGAS — During a meeting of the Council of Chambers on Wednesday, Dec. 7, Southern Nevada’s top business groups approved a resolution in support the Clark County School District (CCSD) reorganization process and the role of the Community Implementation Council to implement the reorganization framework as outlined in Assembly Bill 394 (AB394).

The vote passed unanimously with the following organizations present:

Asian Chamber of Commerce
Boulder City Chamber of Commerce
Henderson Chamber of Commerce
Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
Latin Chamber of Commerce
Mesquite Chamber of Commerce
Urban Chamber of Commerce

“It is important to recognize the inextricable link between economic development and education,” said Jonas Peterson, President and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance (LVGEA). “In order to improve the quality of workforce and overall business environment of Southern Nevada, it is necessary for us to continue supporting education in a way that leads to better outcomes for students.”

On Dec. 1, the LVGEA’s Board of Directors unanimously passed a resolution in support of the CCSD reorganization and the Community Implementation Council.

“If we are going to succeed, the entire community needs to step up,” said Peter Guzman, President of the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce. “We will see better results if we come together to support education and its role in impacting the business community.”

“Implementation of the law, AB394, should be of the utmost importance,” said Jill Lagan, CEO of the Boulder City Chamber of Commerce. “The education of our future employees, business owners and community leaders is key to the economic strength of Southern Nevada.”

“The reorganization of CCSD will benefit rural schools like those in Mesquite,” said Brenda Snell, Director of Chamber Administration for the Mesquite Chamber of Commerce. “This restructuring will provide more local control and accountability. Having decisions about education made closer to home will ultimately result in increased economic development, business growth and general quality of life in Mesquite.”

Read or download a copy of the resolution as approved by the Council of Chambers here.

The Council of Chambers meets on a bimonthly basis, sharing information regarding new events, policy matters affecting the business community at large and issues tied to economic development. The group aims to be more engaged in fostering regional consensus by working to align their various networks.

About Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance is a 501(c)6 membership organization dedicated to growing the economy in Southern Nevada through connectivity, community development, and strong business recruitment, retention and outreach.  LVGEA’s vision is to help Southern Nevada residents thrive in a global economy by fostering a more prosperous, diverse and connected regional economy. For more information, call 702.791.0000 or visit www.lvgea.org.

About Council of Chambers
The LVGEA partners with numerous organizations to foster and facilitate economic growth and vitality in Southern Nevada. As an extension of those efforts, the LVGEA convenes a Council of Chambers in order to help increase collaboration and build consensus around high-level priorities affecting the business community in the region. For more information, visit www.lvgea.org/about-us/council-of-chambers.

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