People on the Move: Oct. 9, 2023

Mon, Oct 9, 2023 (2 a.m.)

UNLV and Boyd Gaming Corporation have finalized a lease and sponsorship agreement to bring the Boyd Innovation Lab to the university’s Black Fire Innovation Building at the UNLV Harry Reid Research and Technology Park. The five-year lease and sponsorship agreement includes access to office and research space and will support student internships and research and development opportunities. The partners will also work together to bring even greater functionality to the facility’s hospitality lab.

Three Henderson City Clerk’s Office members—City Clerk Jose Luis Valdez, City Clerk Operations Manager Kristin Harrell and Election Services Administrator April Parra—were designated as Certified Elections/Registration Administrators (CERA). In addition, the office was honored with the Freedom Award for Innovation in Election Administration by the National Association of Election Officials. The City Clerk’s Office was awarded for its strategic and innovative 2023 Professional Practices Program called “Polls, Peace, and Pups: Mental Health and Wellness in an Election Environment.”

FEA Consulting Engineers hired mechanical designer Nathan Heimark, draftsman Uriel Madrid, IT professional and draftsman Kleber Pacheco and draftsman John Busbee.

Cox Communications kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15) by recognizing four Nevadans for their significant community contributions. Honorees include Secretary of State Cisco Aguilar; Latin Chamber of Commerce President Peter Guzman; Norma Intriago, executive director, Dress for Success Southern Nevada and Cox 40-year-employee Reyna Mann, senior manager of enterprise applications. Thirty-second public service announcements featuring the honorees will air on Cox channels through October 15. Cox also donated $1,000 to the nonprofit of choice for each honoree.

Grand Canyon Development Partners, a project management company, hired Anthony Wallace as senior project manager. Wallace offers more than 13 years of experience as a project manager in and out of the Las Vegas Valley. He previously served as senior project manager at Compass Development Co.

The City of Henderson Department of Utility Services received consecutive accreditation from the American Public Works Association (APWA). The accreditation program recognizes agencies that go beyond the requirements of the management practices established nationally in the industry. Also, the department received recognition as a national best practice for other agencies to follow.

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This story originally appeared in Las Vegas Weekly.

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