Meet Steve

Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak is a successful businessman, long-time public servant and active member of the community. He was elected to the County Commission in 2008 and began serving a four-year term on Jan. 5, 2009. He was selected by his peers on the Commission to serve as chair in January 2013 and previously selected by fellow commissioners to serve as vice chair in January 2011.

Prior to being elected to the County Commission, Sisolak served 10 years on the Nevada Board of Regents from 1998 to 2008. As a member of the Board of Regents, he represented District 7. The Board of Regents governs the Nevada System of Higher Education and its eight colleges and universities, which are attended by more than 105,000 students in Northern and Southern Nevada. While a member of the Board of Regents, Commissioner Sisolak represented the board on many panels and committees including:

  • Audit Committee (chairman) Investment
  • Health Sciences System Committee Research & Economic Development Committee
  • Executive Evaluation and Compensation Committee (chairman)
  • CSN President Search Committee (chairman)
  • Budget & Finance Committee (chairman)
  • Academic, Research and Student Affairs Committee
  • Chancellor Evaluation Committee
  • Faculty Workload Task Force
  • Health Care Education Committee
  • Campus Environment Committee
  • Community College of Southern Nevada Presidential Search Committee
  • SB 443 Funding Formula Study Committee
  • Western Nevada Community College Presidential Search Committee

Commissioner Sisolak holds a bachelor’s of science degree in business from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1974). Four years later, he received a master’s in business administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He has two daughters who currently attend UNLV.

Goals

To increase transparency in government and foster a more responsive government so taxpayers are more informed about how their dollars are used. Help steer the County through its worst fiscal crisis in decades while eliminating as few positions as possible. Reduce regulations and obstacles for businesses to allow them to expand and thrive.

Accomplishments

Protested the development of the Sloan Hills gravel pit, testifying before a Senate subcommittee in 2011, arguing that it would negatively affect residents' health, quality of life and property value. The Sloan Hills Withdrawal Act bill won approval.

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