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HENDERSONHAPPENINGS | Spring 2021 | March-May Dear Neighbors,
On February 11, I had the honor of delivering the 2021 State of the City address from the new Raiders
headquarters in West Henderson. This year’s address was like no other due to the challenges brought on by
the COVID-19 pandemic and this is why the event was presented virtually in observance of Nevada’s safety
During my remarks, I noted with pride how the City has diligently worked to address the devastating impacts of
the virus. Our recovery action plan is well underway and we look forward to returning to the robust economy
and vibrant lifestyle that we enjoyed before the arrival of COVID-19.
One of the keys to our success has been the City’s commitment to strategic planning. This foundation has
enabled us to respond nimbly to the pandemic and to continue offering the services our residents and
businesses require. These services are key to achieving our shared vision of being America’s premier
The City provided nearly $7 million in assistance grants to more than 2,000 residents to help with mortgage,
rent, utilities, childcare and educational expenses, and we distributed more than $3.2 million in Cares Business
Recovery Grants to more than 500 businesses in our community. This saved jobs and kept many small employers
from financial collapse.
Henderson residents have also been doing their part by following the Governor’s directives and staying home,
adapting to remote school and work, and helping one another. Because of this, our City has the lowest transmission rates in the Valley and I want to express our gratitude
for the incredible support from our community.
Although we still have some distance to go before we return to something that feels “normal,” we are continuing to make impressive economic strides with companies like
the Raiders, Henderson Silver Knights, Amazon, Google, and Haas Automation recently making Henderson their new home and the many exciting new developments in
historic Downtown Henderson. We also continue to progress in the areas of education, livable communities and public safety.
To learn more about the collective accomplishments in our community, I encourage you to view my full address on the City’s website, cityofhenderson.com.
Mayor Debra March
As a community, we are working diligently to ensure 2021 is a better and brighter year following one of the most difficult times our City, the nation and the world have ever
experienced. Fortunately for us, the City of Henderson’s incredible team of professionals is successfully navigating our community through the unprecedented coronavirus
pandemic in strategic and creative ways.
From the beginning, City staff initiated proactive measures to mitigate the spread of the virus that included the immediate activation of our Emergency Operations Center,
whose staff oversaw the execution of our emergency plan. This action was quickly followed by our decision to close City Hall, municipal facilities and many of our popular
park amenities. Although we understood this would be hard for many, we introduced these closures in advance of state mandates because we knew it was necessary to
protect our community members.
I am proud to note that City Hall was reopened within two months and the majority of our facilities and park amenities are once again open to the public. We are continuing
to meet these unprecedented times brought on by the pandemic thanks to our organization’s amazing team members who’ve come together to ensure the continued
success of our community. And no group has done more to achieve this goal than Henderson’s incredible frontline
Despite concerns for their wellbeing, these courageous men and women continue to come to work every day so our
City can provide the critical services our residents and businesses depend on. They are committed public servants
who keep the water running, our parks and trails open, City buildings functioning, and our community safe.
While there are not enough words to adequately describe our gratitude, we want all our frontline heroes to know that
their tremendous efforts are deeply appreciated by our grateful community. With their continued contributions and
the hope we now have thanks to several COVID-19 vaccines that currently are being distributed in our community, I
have no doubt that we are well on our way to better days.