Community Development And Services

Meet the Director

michel_tassiMichael Tassi, AICP

Community Development and Services Department Director


Office Telephone: (702) 267-1535
Office Fax: (702) 267-1501

Professional Biography:

Michael Tassi, AICP serves as the City of Henderson’s Director of Community Development and Services ensuring high quality development and service standards, as well as progressive long-term city planning. He brings more than two decades of planning expertise and experience to his post and oversees numerous divisions including: Current and Long Range Planning, Building and Fire Safety, Development Services, Neighborhood Services as well as Code Enforcement. 

Michael started his career at the City of Henderson in 1995 as a Planning Technician and quickly worked his way up the ranks.  He previously held positions as Assistant Director of Community Development and Services, Community Planner, Senior Planner, Principal Planner in the Development Services Center, as well as Entitlements arenas, and Planning Manager. His work experience spans both current and long-range planning, encompasses leadership and development agreement negotiations, land annexation, legislative work, liaison to Planning Commission, as well as serving as the main liaison to the City’s executive team, Mayor and City Council on all issues related to planning and development.

Michael is committed to excellence in his craft. He is a longtime member of both the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Certified Planners. He is also a current member of the Urban Land Institute. Michael holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Urban Design and Regional Planning from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. He is also a native Southern Nevadan and proud Henderson resident. Outside of work, Michael enjoys time with his wife and two kids, coaching varsity football at the local Lake Mead Christian Academy in Henderson, exercising, hiking and enjoying time relaxing at home.