GOVERNMENT

CLARK COUNTY GOVERNMENT
Clark County Government is run by the Clark County Commission, which consists of seven members. The County operates from the Clark County Government Center, located in the City of Las Vegas. The building is an unusual shape, and includes an outdoor amphitheater where concerts and events are held. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department provides law enforcement services in the county. The Clark County Park Police is responsible for parks operated by the county. The Regional Justice Center replaced the Clark County Courthouse in 2005, and is located about 3 blocks from downtown Fremont Street, at 200 Lewis Avenue.

Clark County Commission
The responsibility for this multi-faceted service delivery organization is borne by the seven members Board of County Commissioners, elected from geographic districts on a partisan basis for staggered four-year terms. County Commissioners biennially elect a chairman who serves as the Commission's presiding officer. The Commission, in turn, hires a County Manager who is responsible for the administrative operations of County government. Clark County Commissioners serve as "ex-officio" as the governing bodies of the Las Vegas Valley Water District, the Clark County Sanitation District, the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, the Big Bend and Kyle Canyon Water Districts, and the Clark County Liquor and Gaming Board.

Clark County Manager
The Clark County Manager is responsible for the executive oversight of a government that provides both regional and municipal-type services to over 1.9 million residents. The County’s chief executive officer carries out the policies established by the seven-member Board of County Commissioners and is responsible for the fiscal management of the County’s $5.9 billion budget and provides administrative oversight for 38 diverse and geographically dispersed departments (including McCarran International Airport and the University Medical Center), and the more than 10,000 employees.

LAS VEGAS GOVERNMENT
The City of Las Vegas government operates as a council-manager government. The Mayor sits as a Council member-at-large and presides over all of the City Council meetings. The City Manager is responsible for the administration and the day-to-day operation of all of the municipal services and city departments. The City Manager also maintains intergovernmental relationships with federal, state, county and other local governments.