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Former Henderson redevelopment manager Michelle Romero announced her bid for Henderson City Council Ward 1 seat on Wednesday.
Ward 1 Councilwoman Gerri Schroder is term-limited. She was elected to the Henderson City Council in April 2007 and re-elected in 2011 and 2015.
“I want to see the city continue moving forward into the future, while also maintaining its goal to be premier,” Romero said. “I think we have a fantastic community, and I believe we’re heading in the right direction. We just need to continue to grow smartly, so we have the right infrastructure and technology in place that will allow us to keep up with global trends and developments.”
Before retiring from the city in 2016, Romero worked in Henderson for 25 years, the last nine as the city’s redevelopment manager.
Projects that Romero worked on included the Union Village health care complex, Cadence master plan community and improvements in the Water Street District.
Romero owns a consulting firm that specializes in redevelopment, economic development and planning issues. She also serves on the Community Advisory Board for Henderson Hospital and is a board member for Parallel Innovation Labs, a nonprofit organization created to build educational and laboratory infrastructure.
Although the filing period for the municipal election does not start until January 2019, Romero said she made the announcement early because she is a “planner by design.”
And early dives into city elections have not been rare in Southern Nevada. Three candidates have declared their intentions to run for Las Vegas City Council seats next year.
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On Jan. 8, Michelle Romero hosted a campaign launch party to announce her bid for Henderson City Council Ward I.
Family, friends and the community joined Romero for the official announcement at the Heritage Park Aquatic Complex, located at 310 S. Racetrack Rd. Clark County Commissioner Jim Gibson and Henderson City Councilwoman Gerri Schroder praised Romero for her civic service experience, passion for community and skills needed for the position.
Romero delivered her first official campaign speech addressing her vision for the city of Henderson.
“I have been a Henderson resident since birth. I love this city and its residents,” said Romero. “I feel it is my duty to give back and ensure residents have the opportunity to weigh in on important issues in our community.”
Serving the city of Henderson for more than 25 years, Romero currently owns a consulting firm that specializes in redevelopment, economic development and planning issues. She serves on the Community Advisory Board for Henderson Hospital and is also a board member for Parallel Innovation Labs, a nonprofit organization created to build educational and laboratory infrastructure to have a rich science and tech ecosystem in southern Nevada. For more information, please visit www.VoteMichelleRomero.com.
World War II and Korean War veterans who are unable to travel to Washington, D.C., with Honor Flight to see their memorials are invited to a virtual experience during a special luncheon.
According to a representative from Honor Flight Southern Nevada, some veterans cannot travel for the three-day, two-night trip because of health issues so the experience will be recreated during the Feb. 24 lunch, which is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There is no cost for the lunch for veterans and each veteran can bring a guest, who must pay $25. The luncheon will include a video of the memorials visited on the trips and special recognition of the veterans’ service.
“I am heartened that we get to recognize those that are unable to see the memorials in person in Washington, D.C.,” said Belinda Morse, executive director of Honor Flight Southern Nevada. “We are honored to host this event and acknowledge those who served our great nation.”
Honor Flight Southern Nevada’s next flight is scheduled for April 27-29.
Applications are required for either the virtual experience or flight; they can be found at www.HonorFlightSouthernNevada.org.
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Shayna Moreno has been promoted to client and media relations specialist for Trosper Communications, LLC, a public relations and advertising firm with a satellite office in Reno.
Moreno previously served as an account executive.
She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in public relations from California Baptist University.
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Q: What are you currently reading?
A: My current novel in hand is “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown, which provides hope in the time of struggle. It teaches the lessons of American grit, determination and optimism.
Q: What is your favorite restaurant? Where do you take clients to dinner?
A: Triple George Grill is my go-to restaurant for personal and professional outings. Triple George combines a great menu with a very private atmosphere, which is great for business reasons.
Q: Where do you work out or play your favorite sport?
A: I generally work out with my wife at EOS Fitness, or we perform ballroom dancing together.
Q: How do you decompress after a hard week?
A: I would have to say ballroom dancing with my wife is how I decompress after a hard week. I have the best of both worlds between spending time with my lovely wife and showing off on a dance floor.
Q: What is the biggest challenge facing Las Vegas in the next five years?
A: The biggest challenge facing Las Vegas in the next five years is the overbuilding of new development in Southern Nevada. It is wonderful to see the construction market booming, but with new construction comes the challenge to fill that vacant space.
Q: What do you like most about Las Vegas?
A: Las Vegas is very accepting of new ideas in design and designers, which opens up new avenues for growth and change throughout the valley.
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