Big Bend Board of Trustees
The Big Bend Water District is governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees whose members also serve as the Board of Clark County Commissioners.
Michael Naft, Chair
A Clark County resident for more than 25 years, Michael Naft joined the Clark County Commission in January 2019.
Prior to his role as a commissioner, he served as district director to Congresswoman Dina Titus, working with hundreds of federal agencies, departments, and commissions.
He also has worked and consulted for numerous local, state, and federal officials, and advised several nonprofit organizations.
Naft attended the Las Vegas Academy of Performing and Visual Arts and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He and his wife are Henderson residents.
For more information about Commissioner Naft, visit the Clark County website.
James Gibson, Vice Chair
A former three-term Mayor of Henderson and a practicing attorney in business and commercial law for more than 35 years, James Gibson was appointed to the Clark County Commission in July 2017.
While mayor of Henderson, Gibson guided the city through a period of unprecedented growth as it became the second-largest city in Nevada.
A native Nevadan, born in Las Vegas and a near lifetime resident of Henderson, Gibson has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors, the Nevada Development Authority Board of Directors, the Las Vegas Events Board of Directors, the Regional Transportation Commission and as Co-Chair of the Civilian Military Council for Nellis Air Force Base. In the private sector, Gibson served on the St. Rose Dominican Hospital Board of Directors.
Gibson is president of Western Elite, a full-service waste services provider in Clark County. He previously served as General Counsel of American Pacific Corporation operating subsidiaries, president of the Las Vegas Monorail Company, and president and chief executive officer of Vegas.com.
For more information about Commissioner Gibson, visit the Clark County website.
Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones was elected to the Clark County Commission in January 2019.
Jones served in the Nevada State Senate as an assistant majority whip from 2012 to 2014.
He has provided pro bono representation to child victims of domestic abuse and neglect through the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada's Children's Attorney Project. He also has served as chair on the Volunteer Center of Southern Nevada and Battle Born Progress, as a board member for United Way of Southern Nevada and Emerge Nevada, and as a founding board member of Nevadans for Background Checks.
Jones has been a practicing attorney in Nevada since graduating from George Washington University Law School in 2001. Before entering private practice, Commissioner Jones served as a law clerk to the Honorable Roger L. Hunt of the United States District Court, District of Nevada.
He and his wife have two children.
For more information about Commissioner Jones, visit the Clark County website.
Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick joined the County Commission in August 2015 when she was appointed by Gov. Brian Sandoval to fill a vacancy on the commission. At the time, Commissioner Kirkpatrick was serving in the capacity of Assemblywoman for Nevada's Legislative District 1. She was first elected to the Nevada Legislature in 2004 and served five regular and seven special sessions in Carson City before the appointment. In 2013, she was elected Speaker of the Assembly and prior in 2011, she was the only member of the Assembly to chair two committees: Government Affairs and Taxation. She is now serving a four-year term on the Commission after being elected as Commissioner of District B in 2016.
Commissioner Kirkpatrick, who is a native Nevadan, grew up in Clark County. She graduated from Western High School and attended Krolack Business School and the Community College of Southern Nevada. Commissioner Kirkpatrick is married to her husband, Michael, and together they have six children, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
For more information about Commissioner Kirkpatrick, visit the Clark County website.
William McCurdy II
Clark County Commissioner William McCurdy was elected to the Clark County Commission in January 2021.
McCurdy previously served two terms in the Nevada State Legislature as the representative for Assembly District 6 from 2016 to 2020. During his tenure as Assemblyman, he was elected as the first African American and youngest chair of the Nevada State Democratic Party. Prior to his service in the Nevada Legislature, McCurdy was an organizer with the Service Employees International Union where he elevated to state political director.
McCurdy is a native Las Vegan, born in the Commission District he now represents. As a former student body president at the College of Southern Nevada, McCurdy received an Associate's degree and is currently pursuing a Bachelor's of Arts in Urban Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He plans to attain a law degree in the future.
McCurdy enjoys spending time with family, especially attending sporting events with his two sons.
For more information about Commissioner McCurdy, visit the Clark County website.
Former Nevada Secretary of State and Deputy District Attorney Ross Miller joined the Clark County Commission in January 2021.
Commissioner Miller’s career in public service includes past memberships on numerous boards, commissions, committees and as Nevada’s Secretary of State. As a former Clark County Deputy District Attorney, Miller prosecuted thousands of cases for murder, sexual assault, armed robbery, drug trafficking and kidnapping.
Born in Las Vegas and raised in Carson City, Miller is the son of former Nevada Governor Bob Miller and First Lady Sandy Miller. He holds dual post-graduate degrees, a law degree and an MBA, from Loyola Marymount University; and prior to that, Miller received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Stanford University. Miller has two daughters and one son.
For more information about Commissioner Miller, visit the Clark County website.
A third-generation Nevadan and a fourth-generation Nevada state representative, Tick Segerblom joined the Clark County Commission in January 2019. He previously served in the state Assembly from 2006 to 2012 and as a state senator from 2012 to 2018.
Before entering politics in Nevada, Segerblom served in the White House Personnel Office for President Jimmy Carter. He was later appointed by former Nevada Governor Richard Bryan to the Colorado River Commission, where he served from 1988 to 1990. In 1990, he was elected to a four-year term as state chair of the Nevada Democratic Party.
A graduate of Pomona College in California and the University of Denver Law School, Segerblom practices law, specializing in employee-employer relations.
He and his wife have three children.
For more information about Commissioner Segerblom, visit the Clark County website.
The Big Bend Water District Board of Trustees meets whenever action is required of the board. All meetings are open to the public and are noticed and posted according to the Nevada Open Meeting Law.
Meetings are held at the Commission Chambers of the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway.
You may comment on items on the agenda at the beginning of the meeting, during public comment. If you'd like to speak on a matter not listed on the agenda, you may do so after all matters on the agenda have been considered. Action cannot be taken on a matter that is not listed on the posted agenda.View Big Bend Water District Agendas & Minutes