Honor Flight Southern Nevada Holds Honor Flight Experience

On February 24, Honor Flight Southern Nevada will host an Honor Flight Experience from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held for the World War II and Korean War veterans who are unable to make the trip back to Washington, D.C. to visit their memorials.

The Honor Flight Experience will feature a luncheon and video tour of the memorials, followed by special presentations to the veterans, as well as an acknowledgment of the services each veteran has given to our country.

The Honor Flight Experience luncheon is provided at no cost to the veterans. Each veteran will be able to bring one or two guests depending on space available.

Any veteran who is interested will need to complete an application to receive an invitation to attend. Applications are available at HonorFlightSouthernNevada.org or by calling 702.749.5912.

HomeAid Southern Nevada Announces 2018 Board Officers and Welcomes New Board Member

HomeAid Southern Nevada, the official outreach partner of the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association, announced its newly elected officers for 2018, led by incoming president and local marketing executive Amy Thill.

In addition to Thill, 2018 officers include Vice President Scott Donnelly, of Cooper Roofing & Solar; Treasurer Carlos Zuluaga, of Pardee Homes; Secretary Stephenie Heagerty, of Boral Roofing; and immediate past president Trent Scarlett, of Wells Cargo.

HomeAid Southern Nevada’s officers for the coming year were installed at the Southern Nevada Home Builders Association and HomeAid installation luncheon on December 7.

HomeAid Southern Nevada also welcomed a new board member, Lonette Nagy. As a production manager at Pinnacle Homes, Nagy’s industry knowledge and background will help HomeAid continue to meet its mission of easing homelessness throughout Southern Nevada.

City of Henderson’s Robert Herr Named Public Works Leader of the Year

Robert Herr,  the city of Henderson’s director of public works, parks and recreation, has been named as 2017’s Public Works Leader of the Year by American City & County magazine.


Each year, American City & County honors public officials from across the country for their achievements and outstanding leadership. The Public Works Leader of the Year nominees are judged on major accomplishments and why the efforts they lead are important to the community they serve.


In selecting Herr for this honor, American City & County cited the following accomplishments: attaining accreditation from the American Public Works Association; earning a third successful reaccreditation by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies; completing 21 critical roadway and infrastructure improvement projects at a cost of $64.9 million in the last 18 months; attaining accreditation for the city’s Inspection Services Material Testing Lab by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials for the on-site testing of construction materials; and reorganizing and modernizing the city shop and fleet, including the addition of six new electric vehicles and 12 charging stations.


Herr started with the city of Henderson in March 2004 and was named director of the Public Works, Parks and Recreation Department in October 2015. He oversees an annual department budget of $109 million and a team of more than 400 full-time and 850 part-time and seasonal staff.

Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas Announces New Campus in Henderson

Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas, a state-sponsored public charter school, announced the opening its fourth campus in Henderson for the upcoming 2018-19 school year.

Formerly a University of Phoenix campus, the 40,000-square-foot building is located at 7777 Eastgate Road and will be the new CASLV campus. With plans for tenant improvements, the building will be ready to open by the first day of school in August. The new campus will serve students in kindergarten through seventh grade and help fulfill the current high demand from Henderson families and prospective students.

For more than 10 years CASLV has provided quality STEM-focused education to students across the Las Vegas valley. CASLV started its operation in 2007 at the Tamarus campus. During the first two years, CASLV built a stellar reputation that resulted in growing wait lists of 3,200 students to enroll. CASLV is currently taking applications for the Eastgate campus for the 2018-19 school year at CASLV.org/Admission.

NAIOP Southern Nevada announces newly elected 2018 officers and directors

NAIOP Southern Nevada, an organization representing commercial real estate developers, owners and related professionals in office, industrial, retail and mixed-use real estate, has announced its newly elected officers and directors for 2018, led by incoming president Mike Mixer.

Mixer is the executive managing director and co-founder of the Las Vegas office of Colliers International.

In addition to Mixer, 2018 officers include President-elect Shawn Danoksi, of DC Building Group; Secretary Rod Martin, of Majestic Realty Co.; Treasurer Jennifer Levine, of Cushman & Wakefield; and immediate past president Jay Heller, of Heller Companies.

NAIOP’s elected directors for 2018 include Jody Walker Belsick, Kimley Horn & Associates; Julie Cleaver, The Howard Hughes Corp.; George Garcia, G.C. Garcia Inc.; Reed Gottesman, Harsch Investment Properties; Matthew Hoyt, CommCap Advisors; Jeff LaPour, LaPour; Adam Malan, Logic Commercial Real Estate; Mike Shohet, Nevada HAND; David Strickland, Thomas & Mack Development Group; and Jennifer Turchin, Coda Group.

NAIOP’s officers and directors for the coming year were installed on December 8. Each member has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the commercial real estate industry, which will lend a hand to continue building the brand and awareness of NAIOP throughout Southern Nevada.

Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors Presents Annual Awards

The Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors (GLVAR) presented its annual awards to some of its leading members, including David R. Tina, who was named GLVAR’s Realtor of the Year.

As part of its annual installation of new officers and board members for 2018 held December 9 at the Red Rock Resort, the GLVAR presented its top annual award to Tina, a longtime local Realtor who is a past president of both the GLVAR and the statewide Nevada Association of Realtors (NVAR). Tina, the father and business partner of 2017 GLVAR President David J. Tina, was honored for serving as a leader in the real estate profession and in the community, association officials said.

Other GLVAR award winners for 2017 included Norma Jean Opatik, Residential Instructor of the Year; Linda Rheinberger, Ronn Reiss Award for educational excellence and leadership; Melissa Zimbelman, Gene Nebeker Memorial Award for professionalism and service to the GLVAR and the community; Devin Reiss, Sala/Rubin Award recognizing long-term commitment to grassroots political action and to protecting private property rights; Keith Kelley, Jack Woodcock Distinguished Service Award; and Janet Carpenter, Aldo Martinez and Melissa Zimbelman, GLVAR Hall of Fame inductees.

The annual awards are presented to Realtors who have taken extraordinary measures to provide their many years of skill, experience and expertise to their fellow Realtors. They were recognized for exemplary leadership, contributions to the industry and advancement of the Realtor brand, 2017 GLVAR President David J. Tina said.