Dan Shaw was appointed June 20, 2017, to fill the vacant council seat representing residents in Ward II, which includes Anthem, Inspirada and West Henderson. Councilman Shaw serves with Mayor March and fellow council members as the legislative branch for the Henderson community, with responsibilities that include setting policies and making decisions concerning many different aspects of local government. The City Council also approves the city’s budget.
Before his appointment, Councilman Shaw served as chair of the Clark County Planning Commission. He served as chair of the City of Henderson Planning Commission from July 1999 to June 2010, during which time the city’s master plans were revised and the city’s Development Services section was implemented. He also served as a member and chair of the city’s Parks and Recreation Board from July 1987 to June 1999, helping to pass a voter-approved, tax-neutral bond which led to the development of several parks and facilities including the Downtown Recreation Center, Henderson Multigenerational Center, Henderson Pavilion, Mission Hills Park and Russell Road Sports Complex.
In addition to his government service, Councilman Shaw currently serves on the Nevada State College Foundation board of directors. He is an active member of the Building Owners and Managers Association along with several other professional organizations. Councilman Shaw has served as chair of the Regional Boy Scouts of America, a board member of the Nevada Apartment Association and president of the Nevada State International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC).
Councilman Shaw is the president and CEO of Rustler Investments and ShawJones Partners LLC. Previously he was the owner of RMI Development, RMI Investment Services and Realty Management, as well as president of the Vista Group, responsible for the development and construction of shopping centers, office parks, apartment projects and industrial office facilities throughout Southern Nevada.
The Boy Scouts of America awarded Shaw the Silver Beaver Award, their highest award for service. He was recognized as the Outstanding Citizen by the State of Nevada for his leadership in the parks and recreation industry.
Shaw studied recreation management at Brigham Young University and later graduated from the American Banking Institute with an emphasis on secondary money markets.
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