Weekly Elected Chairman of LVCVA Board
County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly was recently named chairman of the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors.
Commissioner Weekly is the LVCVA board’s 20th chair since 1955, and he is the first African-American to serve as the LVCVA’s board chairman.
“As a native Las Vegan, I have watched our community grow into a leading leisure and business destination known around the world,” Commissioner Weekly said. ”I feel blessed and honored Weekly Elected Chairman of LVCVA Board to serve as the chairman of the LVCVA given the critical work the authority does to ensure Southern Nevada’s tourism industry continues to thrive, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs and injecting billions of dollars into our local economy.”
LVCVA board officer elections are held in odd numbered years, and officers are elected to two-year terms. Commissioner Weekly replaced County Commissioner Tom Collins as chairman of the LVCVA.
The LVCVA is charged with marketing Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center. With more than 150,000 hotel rooms in the Las Vegas area, and nearly 11 million square feet of meeting and exhibit space here, the LVCVA’s mission centers on attracting an ever increasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. For more information, go to www.lvcva.com or www.LasVegas.com.