2 A MESSAGE TO YOU
The Raiders are coming to Henderson!
I am excited to share with you that the Raiders organization has purchased 55 acres of land from
the city near the Henderson Executive Airport where they will soon begin building their corporate
headquarters and a state-of-the-art football practice facility.
This is a win-win for our community that is going to create jobs and new economic development
opportunities in the fast-growing West Henderson area. Work on building the Raiders corporate
headquarters and practice facility will employ construction crews and contractors and we expect
there will be more than 250 permanent jobs needed to help run the team’s operations in Henderson –
and that is not counting any players.
We also anticipate that over the next three decades, the facility will generate nearly $14 million
in property taxes that can be invested in enhancing public safety, building new roads, supporting
education, and other Henderson priorities.
As the new home of the Raiders organization in Nevada, Henderson will also have an advantage when
it comes to attracting future economic opportunities as other businesses look for places to locate and
invest. We are especially hopeful that we will attract additional corporate partners who will bring with
them good-paying jobs for our residents.
One of the reasons the Raiders chose to make Henderson their home is our outstanding quality of
life. When asked earlier this year, Raiders President Marc Badain said they selected our community
because it was “somewhere where the players and the coaches and the staff could find a place to
raise their families.”
And following the purchase of the land by the Raiders in February, he thanked me and others at the city for “welcoming the Silver and Black to this wonderful community,”
and said that the move to Henderson “will continue to establish the organization as a strong business and community partner in Southern Nevada.”
We look forward to the start of work on the Raiders corporate headquarters and practice facility and to watching the progress of this important project that marks the
beginning of a dynamic new chapter in Henderson’s history.
Henderson families value education. That is something we hear regularly from our community, and in surveys, education always ranks near the top of the list when it
comes to local priorities. We are also fortunate that many of the highest-rated schools in the Clark County School District are located within the City of Henderson. In fact,
graduation rates for Henderson students are higher than national, state and county averages and scores on the ACT proficiency exam by Henderson students also exceed
the average in both Clark County and the State of Nevada.
Mayor Debra March and the members of Henderson City Council have been actively engaged in finding ways to support our students, teachers and classrooms and in
giving local residents and our business community the opportunity to contribute to the worthwhile goal of improving educational outcomes. Last November, City Council
presented CCSD with a check for more than $1 million from Henderson’s Redevelopment Agency. These funds will go to schools in designated areas of the community as
specified under state law and will be used to meet classroom needs and to help boost student achievement.
Henderson is the largest city in Nevada to create its own Community Education Advisory Board (CEAB). Composed
of 15 members from diverse backgrounds, including educators, parents and community leaders chosen for their
experience and expertise, the CEAB provides recommendations on education-related matters to the Mayor and
City Council, works with local school precincts in Henderson, reflects community input, and aims to increase
student achievement. The Henderson Premier Schools Partnership (PSP) is a collaborative effort of the CEAB,
local schools, community leaders, city government, and the public to improve student outcomes. You can learn
more about the PSP by visiting hendersonpsp.org.
Finally, Mayor Debra March recently started her “Mayor’s Honor Roll,” which recognizes outstanding Henderson
students, teachers, parents, school administrators, and support staff who demonstrate any of the following traits:
leadership, integrity, spirit and love of learning, innovation, and/or outstanding volunteerism. Winners are honored
at City Council meetings for their contributions and we look forward to highlighting these educational success
stories from our community.
You can nominate someone for the Mayor’s Honor Roll and keep up on all that we’re doing at the city for our
students and schools by visiting cityofhenderson.com/education.
Interim City Manager