April 2012

Save the Date for Our Next Neighborhood Leadership Forum!


Keep an eye on your inbox - within the next week you'll be receiving your invitation to the upcoming Neighborhood Leadership Forum.

This forum will focus on all things summer, with information on firework and pool safety, how to maintain your landscape in the desert heat, and fun, inexpensive activities for you and your family.

The event will be held Tuesday, April 24, 2012, from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m. at the Henderson Convention Center.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Tour de Cure

The American Diabetes Association’s Tour de Cure signature cycling fundraiser will be held April 14. The event will impact several streets within the Water Street District from April 13-14. Temporary street closures with dates & times include:

Water Street (Atlantic Avenue – Ocean Avenue)
April 13, 11pm–April 14, 5am: No Curbside Parking

Water Street (Atlantic Avenue – Ocean Avenue)
April 14, 5am–9am: FULL Street Closure          

Water Street (Atlantic Avenue – Basic Road)   

April 14, 9am–4pm: FULL Street Closure         


Henderson Heritage Parade & Festival

The Henderson Heritage Parade will be held April 21. Several street closures within the Water Street District will be in effect from April 20-21 to accommodate the staging, parade and activities. Temporary street closures with dates & times include:

Ocean Avenue (Van Wagenen – Haynes) & Victory Road (Water Street – Atlantic Avenue)

April 20, 11pm–April 21, 12pm - Closed to Through Traffic                                     


Atlantic Avenue (Lead Street – Water Street)

April 21, 5am – 1pm: Closed to Through Traffic


Water Street (Ocean Avenue – Victory Road)

April 21, 5am – 1pm: FULL Street Closure:


Water Street (Basic Road – Pacific Avenue)

April 21, 1pm – 6pm: FULL Street Closure Will Remain                        



Art Festival of Henderson

Art Festival of Henderson will be held over Mother’s Day weekend, May 12-13. The Water Street District will experience street closures from May 11-13 to accommodate the event. Temporary street closures with dates & times include:


Water Street (Basic Road – Atlantic Avenue)      

May 11, 6am – May 13, 11pm: FULL Street Closure



Public parking for ALL EVENTS is available at various locations throughout the Water Street District including City Hall and Justice Facility parking garages, Henderson Convention Center parking lot and surrounding streets.



Henderson Pavilion Concerts & Events

The Henderson Pavilion will host a number of concerts in the next few months. Please expect a higher volume of traffic around the venue and surrounding areas including Green Valley Parkway and Paseo Verde Parkway. Slight delays may occur during the following dates and times:



·         April 11, 9am-12pm - Henderson Symphony Orchestra         


·         April 13 & 14, 20 & 21, 7pm-11pm - Cinderella              


·         April 15 & 22, 6pm-10pm - Cinderella


·         April 27 & 28, 10am-12pm - Indie Music Fest


·         May 4, 7pm-11pm - Henderson Symphony Orchestra


·         May 12, 1pm-11pm - Blues & Brews Festival


·         May 18-19, 7pm-11pm - The Phantom of the Opera


·         May 25-26, 9am-11pm - BBQ & Music Festival





Lisa's Landscape Corner:

-by Lisa Ortega, City of Henderson Urban Forester


Ahhhh, I love this time of year. The weather is just right and the landscape is coming alive. The migrating butterflies make it even more special as they feast and rest on the new flowers of the Texas Mountain Laurels, Redbuds, Purple Leaf Plums and the Black Locust. All these trees are blooming and most are getting their full canopy of leaves. It is really spectacular out there, and the weather allows more walks and extended stays outside.

This is a great time to get that garden in if you haven’t already. So many things grow well here - asparagus planted intertwined with your roses, corn in rows, carrots, radishes and many varieties of lettuce. Right now, I have sweet peas that are just going crazy and they smell oh so good!

This time of year is busy for your trees and shrubs - their roots are extending into the warmer soils to take up available nutrients and they must grow new leaves and wood to pruned areas. Giving them a bit of extra water ensures a good start to our hot summer season. Not to mention the wind wicks water from their leaves; we all know how windy our springs are! If you’ve already added some extra water to the drip line of your trees and shrubs, also add a complete fertilizer. This means it gives them all ten essential elements they need to properly photosynthesize. And don’t forget to pull those weeds! They take away nutrients from the soil that could be happily shared by landscaping you want to keep healthy.

A nice boost now will ensure a healthy summer. Happy Spring!

You can contact Lisa at (702) 267-4000 or by email.


Help us Welcome our New City Manager!

Jacob Snow was appointed City Manager for the city of Henderson, Nevada in April 2012. As the city manager, Jacob is responsible for the city’s policy direction, strategic planning and oversight of all departments and divisions of the second largest city in the state of Nevada.

Prior to his appointment, Snow served as the general manager of the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada from 1999 to 2012. Under his leadership, the RTC made significant improvements to Southern Nevada’s streets and highways, traffic management and public transit system, making travel more convenient, accessible and sustainable for residents and tourists.

He also served as the Assistant Director of Aviation for McCarran International Airport in Clark County, Nevada during which time he received accreditation from the Association of American Airport Executives.

Jacob received his Bachelor of Science degree in geology and a master’s degree in Urban Planning, both from Brigham Young University.

Snow currently serves of the boards of the Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations and Western High Speed Rail Alliance, and is a former board member of the American Public Transportation Association. He is an active volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America, Las Vegas Area Council, and is currently on the Council’s board of directors.

Jacob was recognized as the Government Official of the Year by the Associated General Contractors and Public Administrator of the Year by the American Society of Public Administrators.


Officers from our Community Relations Unit (CRU) are available to attend your HOA meetings. They can share crime prevention strategies and discuss the community neighborhood watch program.

Call (702) 267-5100 for more information.

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Barbara Geach, Manager of Neighborhood Relations

City of Henderson
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