November 2012

It's that time of year again. Join us for our next...


Neighborhood Leadership Forum!

Tuesday, December 4

7:30am - 10:00am

Henderson Convention Center



Held three times per year, our Neighborhood Leadership Forums build positive relationships and partnerships between local government and the community. The events offer a venue for neighborhood leaders, community managers and city staff to network and share information.


The topic for this forum is Emergency Preparedness. Ryan Turner, Emergency Management Coordinator, will present information on:

  • Hazards facing Henderson

  • How the city responds to large scale emergencies

  • The city’s collaboration efforts with the Department of Homeland Security

  • How to prepare our homes and neighborhoods for disaster


Don't forget to RSVP for this fun and informative event!



Additionally, each year at our December forum we recognize HOAs and neighborhood groups for going above and beyond in their efforts to improve our community. To nominate a neighborhood for a Premier Community Award, complete the nomination form. You can also view previous winners.




If you have any questions, please contact Heather Rosich at (702) 267-2026 or by E-mail









The Henderson Events Plaza and Water Street District is scheduled to host a number of special events. Water Street, along with other streets within the Water Street District, will close to accommodate these events. Please expect traffic delays.

Henderson 250 Desert Race Tech & Contingency & Expo
November 29, 7pm-November 30, 9pm

Water Street (Atomic to Basic) & Atlantic Avenue (Eldorado Parking Entrance to Water)


December 14, 5pm-9pm
Water Street (Basic to Atlantic) closed to Through Traffic & Street Parking, Ocean Avenue (Van Wagenen to Haynes)
Closed to Through Traffic & Street Parking

December 15, 10am-9pm
Water Street (Ocean to Victory)
FULL STREET CLOSURE December 15, Noon-9pm



For more information on the events listed above, please visit










Lisa's Landscape Corner

-by Lisa Ortega, City of Henderson Urban Forester


I hope you're making time to capture the Fall harvest in your kitchen! You can find the very freshest fruit, vegetables, teas and other items at one of the local Farmers Markets in your neighborhood.  Here are two in Henderson:



9am - 4pm, 240 Water St., Downtown Henderson at the Events Plaza


10am – 4pm, 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy at the Pavilion  



This is a great time to be outside! Pulling weeds, raking leaves and tidying up our yards for winter.  Remember, leaving some mulch really helps your plants - it adds organic matter to soil over time, reduces your need to water by avoiding evaporation by the sun and reduces the pH of the soil.  We have very alkaline soils here, usually 8 or 9 on the pH scale. Plants really love 7 or a bit less, so adding mulch to the soil top really helps in the long run.


To get started, apply shredded pine tree mulch in your garden beds on top of the soil.  Keep it off the trunks of trees and woody plants, but cover the drip line and under the canopy of the tree with a good four inches of mulch.  An added benefit is not having to weed this area!


You can get FREE tree mulch January 5th at Pecos Legacy Park and January 12th at Acacia Demonstration Gardens.


Remember, October and November are the perfect time to plant shade trees and January and February are the perfect time to plant fruit trees.  Give them a home and let them become acclimated to the weather before we ask them to endure our summer heat! 


Happy gardening and enjoy the weather!


Come visit with City staff this weekend at

City Hall at the Mall!

Saturday, November 17

10am - 4pm

Galleria at Sunset, Upper Level, next to the Food Court

Get information on City projects and services, learn about local government and discuss current projects. You can also enter to win exciting raffle prizes!



Attention Community Managers

Join the HPD on Thursday, November 15, from 8am - 5pm for a FREE seminar. Topics will include crime prevention strategies and an overview of the Crime Free Housing Program.

Henderson police officers will present  tools and resources that are available to  residential communities. View the full agenda.

Seating is limited. Please RSVP to Ofc. David Kohlmeier at (702) 267-4495 or by email.  




It's fun and easy to learn something new when you take a free class coordinated by the Ombudsman's Office!


The Office of the Ombudsman offers classes for those who live, work or own property within homeowners associations. All classes are free and open to the public.


For more information, view the class calendar. You may also contact Ken Richardson at (702) 486-4480 or by e-mail.



Officers from our Community Relations Unit (CRU) are available to attend your HOA board meetings and help you set up a Neighborhood Watch. If your neighborhood is experiencing any problems, they can discuss various crime prevention strategies that can be implemented.

Call (702) 267-5100 for more information.


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  Barbara Geach, Manager of Neighborhood Relations

City of Henderson
Neighborhood Services
(702) 267-2000


"Neighborhood Services makes a difference in the lives of our residents by offering premier
services, programs and resources that enhance our neighborhoods and community."