December 2010


Thank you for a successful 2010!

2010 was a productive year for the Neighborhood Services team! Here are just a few of the ways we worked together with our residents and community managers to offer premier services, programs and resources:

  • Coordinated the 6th annual City Hall at the Mall event, where hundreds of residents met informally with City staff.
  • Educated and provided networking opportunities for over 150 neighborhood leaders on a variety of issues facing our community at three Neighborhood Leadership Forum events.

We appreciate the dedication of our residents and partners, who support us every day - we couldn't do it without you.

As we move into 2011, we look forward to maintaining current partnerships with our neighborhoods and creating new ones, which will ensure the continued strength of our community.



WinterFest, an annual holiday tradition, will be held December 9-11. Several street closures within the Water Street District will be in effect from December 10-11 to accommodate the parade and activities. Temporary street closures with dates & times include:


Water Street (Basic Road-Atlantic Avenue)

Closed to through traffic and street parking December 10, 6pm-9pm

December 11, 1pm-7pm

Ocean Avenue (Van Wagenen-Haynes)

Closed to Through Traffic & Street Parking December 10 and 11, 11pm-1pm

Water Street (Ocean Avenue-Victory Road)

FULL Street Closure

December 11, 5am-1pm            

Public parking is available at various locations throughout the Water Street District including City Hall and Justice Facility parking garages, Henderson Convention Center parking lot and surrounding streets.


For a full listing of all upcoming events, visit



In an effort to educate homeowners on how to protect themselves from unlicensed contractors and to learn effective ways of dealing with licensed contractors, the Nevada State Contractors Board has developed a public awareness program called The Community Watch Campaign.

This 30-minute talk, to be followed by a question-and-answer session, is available to groups and highlights the benefits of hiring licensed contractors for home repairs and remodeling needs.

For further information, please contact Ranya Botros, Public Information Assistant at: (702) 486-1165, or e-mail her at:



Happy holidays from all of us in    Neighborhood Services!



Crime Prevention

Tip of the Month

Reporting Suspicious Activity

"If you see something, say something".

What is STIX?

Designed to keep neighborhoods safe from terrorist activities, the Southern Nevada Counter-Terrorism Center Trusted Information Exchange (STIX) is a partnership between public safety agencies and the community. You and your neighbors can report suspicious behaviors and activities that make you feel uncomfortable or that look out of place.


Nevada’s Seven Signs of Terrorism

The University of Nevada Las Vegas Institute for Security Studies (UNLV ISS) developed the Emmy® Award nominated video production titled “Nevada’s Seven Signs of Terrorism” in cooperation with State and local public safety and homeland security agencies.  The video provides an informative walk through key behaviors and activities that are the hallmark of terrorist planning and preparations.  Take a moment to watch the video and better understand how you can sharpen your observation skills and recognize the important role you play in helping us all stay safe.

Remember, we can and must work together to prevent terrorist attacks and criminal activity.

If you have any questions about this crime prevention tip or would like to know how to implement it in your neighborhood, please contact Officer David Kohlmeier at (702) 267-4495 or david.kohlmeier@

Help Fight the Drug Epidemic
Report a drug dealer without identifying yourself and receive cash regards upon arrest.
Please call 267-DRUG, 24 hours, 7 days a week.

City of Henderson
Neighborhood Services

Barbara Geach, Acting Manager

(702) 267-2000


"Neighborhood Services makes a difference in the lives of our residents by offering premier
services, programs and resources that enhance our neighborhoods and community."