Director of Government and Public Affairs
Office Telephone: (702) 267-2060
Office Fax: (702) 267-2091
Javier Trujillo was named Director of Government and Public Affairs in July 2017. He is responsible for overseeing and managing the operations of the Government and Public Affairs Department, including council support; citywide communication functions; marketing; print and mail centers; and intergovernmental relations. He facilitates and maintains ongoing interaction between the City of Henderson and elected local, state and federal officials and their staff members. He assists in the identification and implementation of beneficial community partnerships, public policies and organizational efforts and lobbies for the City of Henderson at the Nevada State Legislature. He is also responsible for the City’s federal, state and local legislative activities.
After starting at the City of Henderson in 2008, Trujillo has served as the Public Affairs Director, Intergovernmental Relations Director and Intergovernmental Relations Manager. He previously served as New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson’s state political director during the 2007 presidential primary and worked with the Clark County School District as a project facilitator.
Javier is actively involved in the community. He currently serves on the Clark County School District Superintendent’s Student Equity and Access Advisory Committee, the Silver State Schools Credit Union board of directors, the UNLV School of Medicine Community Advisory Board and CPLC Southwest. He is a member of the Las Vegas Metro and Latin Chambers of Commerce.
He previously served on the United Way of Southern Nevada’s Healthy Communities Coalition Leadership Council; the Education Advisory Committee of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance; the Clark County School District Superintendent’s Educational Opportunities Advisory Board; and the College of Southern Nevada’s Strategic Planning Committee and President’s Advisory Board. In addition, Javier was appointed by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval in 2012 to serve a four-year term on the Nevada Arts Council. He also served three terms as chairman of the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce board of directors.
Javier was named the 2012 Hispanic of the Year by the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce; the 2009 Staff Person of the Year by the Nevada League of Cities and Municipalities; and the 2004 Outstanding Hispanic Educator by the City of Las Vegas. In addition, the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce presented him with the 2005 Education Award.
In his spare time, Javier enjoys spending time with his young family and their school and sport activities. His family enjoys glamping with the family’s trailer when visiting other states.