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The Clark County Board of County Commissioners
is the governmental organization that runs the unincorporated
In law, an unincorporated area is a region of land that is not a part of any municipality.To "incorporate" in this context means to form a municipal corporation, a city, town, or village with its own government. An unincorporated community is usually not subject to or taxed by a municipal government...
areas of Clark County
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 1,375,765 people, 512,253 households, and 339,693 families residing within the MSA. The racial makeup of the MSA was 71.6% White , 9.1% Black, 5.7% Asian, 0.8% American Indian and 12.8% of other or mixed race. 22.0% were Hispanic of any race...
Nevada is a state in the western, mountain west, and southwestern regions of the United States. With an area of and a population of about 2.7 million, it is the 7th-largest and 35th-most populous state. Over two-thirds of Nevada's people live in the Las Vegas metropolitan area, which contains its...
. The commission is considered by many to be the most powerful governmental body in the state of Nevada.
Districts and terms
Each Commissioner is elected to a four year term and represents 1 of 7 districts, designated A-G.
Members as of 2011
||Steve Sisolak (Vice-Chair)
Christina R. Giunchigliani is a Clark County Commissioner for District E in Clark County, Nevada which includes Las Vegas. She is often referred to as "Chris G." - Biography :Giunchigliani was born to American parents in Lucca, Italy...
||Susan Brager (Chair)
||Mary Beth Scow
The Clark County Commissioners as a group sit on the following boards:
- Big Bend Water District
Big Bend Water District was created in 1983 to service the community of Laughlin, Nevada. It is governed by the Clark County Commission and operated by the Las Vegas Valley Water District...
- Clark County Liquor and Gaming Board
- Clark County Sanitation District
- Kyle Canyon Water District
- Las Vegas Valley Water District
The Las Vegas Valley Water District is a not-for-profit water supply agency that has been providing water to the Las Vegas Valley since 1954...
- University Medical Center of Southern Nevada
The 2002 Commission
The 2002 Commission is infamous in that 4 of the 7 members (Dario Herrera
Dario Herrera is a former Democratic politician from Nevada. Herrera was considered a rising star in the Democratic Party until his defeat for election to the United States House of Representatives in 2002 and his subsequent convictions on federal public corruption charges.-Political...
, Erin Kenny
Erin Leigh Callin Kenny is a former Democratic politician from Nevada.Kenny earned her law degree on May 17, 2002, from William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas...
, Mary Kincaid-Chauncey
Mary J. Kincaid-Chauncey is a former Democratic politician from Nevada. Kincaid-Chauncey served on the Clark County Commission until she was defeated for reelection and subsequently convicted of federal corruption charges.-Political career:...
and Lance Malone) were sentenced to federal prison terms for crimes committed while serving on the commission. A fifth, Yvonne Atkinson-Gates, awaits sentencing.