The City of Henderson has been awarded Gold Certification in the LEED for Cities and Communities rating system, an international symbol of excellence recognized by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED for Cities and Communities helps local leaders measure and manage progress in community conditions, in pursuit of a more sustainable, resilient and equitable future. Henderson excelled in the categories of Quality of Life, Natural Systems and Ecology, Innovation, Regional Priority, Energy and Greenhouse Gas Emissions.
City National Bank named Punam Mathur, executive director of the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation, as a member of its Southern Nevada Advisory Board. Mathur is a philanthropist expert, speaker, trainer, writer and leader of the Southern Nevada business community. She has received appointments to statewide leadership positions by four Nevada governors.
Gov. Joe Lombardo appointed Scott Scherer to the Nevada Commission on Ethics. Currently working at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, Scherer was previously appointed as a member of the commission by the Legislature and served as a member of the Nevada Gaming Control Board. Scherer also served as a member of the Nevada Assembly, as general counsel and chief of staff for Gov. Kenny Guinn, and as chair of the International Association of Gaming Regulators.
Nevada Health & Bioscience Corporation, a nonprofit organization that develops health care research, education, clinical assets and programming in Nevada, hired Lisa Levine as senior director of business development and operations; Kelly Lavigne as director of administration; and Kimberly Case-Nichols as general manager of strategic operations and facilities management. Levine collaborates with the president and CEO to establish project performance objectives, long-term operational strategies, and financial and budgetary decision-making. Lavigne is responsible for the development and oversight of administrative functions, including human resources, accounting, benefits and payroll. Case-Nichols is responsible for aligning business and physical infrastructure strategies to optimize building performance and service delivery at NHBC.
NASA published new research detailing a distant system of planets, and one of the authors is UNLV astrophysicist Jason Steffen. This work provides a deeper understanding of our solar system’s history and adds to the existing catalog of known planets with richer detail. It has enabled astrophysicists to gain a better understanding of a distant planetary system of seven planets.
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This story appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.