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News Release

Henderson City Councilwoman Named Nevada Public Official of the Year

September 18, 2013



Henderson, Nev. – Henderson City Councilwoman Debra March was named the Nevada Public Official of the Year at the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities (NLC&M) and Nevada Association of Counties (NACO) joint meeting held in Lake Tahoe last week.
March, who serves as the Ward II representative on the Henderson city council, also served the past year as the President of the NLC&M, where she traveled the state helping build support for Nevada’s cities and municipalities to have a strong presence and voice in the Nevada legislature.

“Debra is very well deserving of such a prestigious recognition because she absolutely gives her all to everything she does,” says West Wendover Mayor Emily Carter, who takes over as the new president of the NLC&M.  “It was my honor to work with her this past year and I know the people of Henderson should be honored to have her as their council representative.”

The award, presented by the NLC&M, honored March for her outstanding dedication to serving not only the people of Henderson but also for her extremely hard work this past year leading the NLC&M through the legislative session and traveling throughout the state to help build relationships and raise awareness to help Nevada’s cities and municipalities.

“It is an honor to serve with someone who cares so much for our community and our state,” said Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen. “Debra really embodies the qualities you think of when you think of a true public servant.  We are fortunate to have her representing the people in our city and look forward to many more years working with her.”

March also serves as a vice-chair and commissioner on the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada and vice-chair and commissioner of the Clark County Regional Flood Control District. Additionally, she is the chair of the Southern Nevada Strong Consortium Committee and alternate representative for the city on the Southern Nevada Water Authority board of directors.

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About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with more than 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Celebrating the city’s 60th anniversary in 2013, Henderson has been recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes). Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.


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