Dan Shaw takes helm as Ward 2 Henderson councilman

Tuesday, June 20, 2017|9:30 p.m.

Henderson City Council on Tuesday night appointed Dan Shaw to its (really briefly) vacant Ward 2 seat.

Shaw currently serves as chairman of the Clark County Preparation Commission however has actually suggested he will resign from the position. The 33-year resident of Henderson is likewise a former chairman of Henderson’s Preparation Commission and Parks and Recreation Board.

He vanquished two other finalists– Las Vegas Deputy City Supervisor Orlando Sanchez and Henderson Chamber of Commerce Structure Supervisor Bill Bokelmann. Five others– Bradley Sensibaugh, David Kallas, Howard Galin, Linda Hawse and Zeke O’Leary– likewise gotten the position.

The 3 finalists were talked to by then-Mayor Andy Hafen and the City board at an unique public conference last week. Nevertheless, the visit could not be made till the Ward 2 seat became officially uninhabited, which occurred Tuesday when Debra March was sworn

in as mayor. March had actually represented Ward 2 as councilwoman because 2009.

Councilman John Marz said that while all 3 finalists were impressive, Shaw stood out due to the fact that of his deep understanding of Henderson and his long-term devotion to it.

“I’m unsure we ‘d have the parks and routes in the city if it hadn’t been for Dan’s leadership as chairman of the parks and recreation board 20 years back,” stated Marz. “He was chairman of the planning commission for 14 years and helped establish the plan for much of the preparation that’s gone on in Henderson.”

Shaw’s consultation was unanimously approved.

He will serve the rest of the Ward 2 term, which ends in 2019.

After being sworn in, Shaw thanked the new mayor and council members and said he was excited to help take Henderson to the next level and represent individuals of Ward 2.

For them, he added, “My door will constantly be open.”

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