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AFRICAN-AMERICAN CHAIRS LAS VEGAS CONVENTION & VISITORS’ AUTHORITY


Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is the first African-American to chair the Las Vegas Convention & Visitors' Authority. He also sits as chairman of the Nevada Association of Counties (NACO), Board of Trustees for University Medical Center Southern Nevada (UMC), Western Regional Rep for the National Association of Black County Officials (NABCO), the Clark County Liquor & Gaming Licensing Board, and the Local Law Enforcement Advisory Board that awards millions to valley wide programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for families in Clark County.

Additionally, the commissioner is a member of the Family and Juvenile Justice Services Policy and Fiscal Affairs Board, Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition, and the Springs Preserve Board of Trustees for the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

Commissioner Weekly was appointed to the County Commission in 2007 by former Gov. Kenny Guinn and was re-elected to two additional terms. Prior to becoming a commissioner, Weekly served seven years as the Las Vegas City Councilman for Ward 5.

Commissioner Weekly is a native Nevadan and graduate of Western High School. He attended Grambling State University where he earned a bachelor's in Communication. He holds a master's in Public Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and teaches public policy at UNLV.

Commissioner Weekly is a strong advocate for foster care, education and business development. He hosts numerous events annually for children in the Clark County Foster Care system. He also is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and is a founder of the Kappa Alpha Psi Leadership League for aspiring young Black men in high school and a founder of Camp Brotherhood which affords inner-city youth an opportunity to attend camp at Mt. Charleston each year at the close of the academic year.

Weekly and his wife, Kim, have two children, Malik and Kenya. 

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