Blue Diamond Board of Directors
The Blue Diamond Water System falls within the jurisdiction of the Las Vegas Valley Water District. The Water District Board of Directors is composed of the Clark County Commissioners. They are responsible for governing the Water District's activities and appointing the general manager.
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.
Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak is a successful businessman, long-time public servant and active member of the community. He joined the Clark County Commission in January 2009. He spent 10 years as a member of the Nevada Board of Regents, which governs the Nevada System of Higher Education. The Board of Regents provides oversight for eight academic institutions attended by more than 105,000 students in Northern and Southern Nevada.
Sisolak earned his Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1974. He received his Master's in Business Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Among his leadership roles, Sisolak has served on numerous local and regional boards, including the Metropolitan Police Committee on Fiscal Affairs, Big Bend Water District, Clark County Water Reclamation District and the Clark County School District Oversight Panel.
For more information about Commissioner Sisolak, visit the Clark County website.
Susan Brager is a long-time resident of Las Vegas. Dedicated to education, she has worked to improve education as a parent volunteer, school employee and as a school trustee in addition to serving three terms on the Clark County School Board as President, Vice President and Clerk.
A realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Realtors, she previously worked for the school district in numerous capacities: elementary school clerk, media clerk, physical education aide, special education aide and classroom aide.
Brager and husband, Ron Wellman have three children. She attended elementary and middle school in Clark County and her children attended local public schools and graduated from Clark High School.
For more information about Commissioner Brager, visit the Clark County website.
Clark County Commissioner Larry Brown has represented the county's northwest area since 1997 as a member of the Las Vegas City Council and now as a member of the County Commission. He was sworn in as commissioner in January 2009.
He has served on numerous boards, committees and organizations including the the Clark County Regional Flood Control Commission and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority.
Brown attended Harvard University where he earned a bachelor's degree in government. In 1999, he was inducted into the Harvard Athletic Hall of Fame for his collegiate career in football and baseball. Brown was once a professional baseball player, playing his final years with the Las Vegas Stars.
Brown is married to Celeste, and they have three children. He is involved in youth sports, is a strong advocate for parks and open spaces and is passionate about preserving the quality of life in Clark County.
For more information about Commissioner Brown, visit the Clark County website.
James Gibson is a native Nevadan who served as Mayor of the City of Henderson for three consecutive terms beginning in 1997 and has been a practicing attorney in business and commercial law for more than 35 years.
During his tenure, Henderson became one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. Gibson has served on numerous boards and commissions, including the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, the Nevada Development Authority, Las Vegas Events, and the Regional Transportation Commission, while mayor.
Gibson attended Brigham Young University where he earned his undergraduate degree and received his law degree from the California Western School of Law.
For more information about Commissioner Gibson, visit the Clark County website.
Clark County Commissioner Giunchigliani is a long-time resident of Las Vegas. She has served on numerous boards, committees and organizations. She was sworn in as commissioner in January 2007.
Giunchigliani earned a bachelor's degree in special education from Avila College in Kansas City, Mo. and later attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where she earned a master's degree in education with a special emphasis on the emotionally disturbed.
A special education teacher, Giunchigliani also has worked as a special education facilitator and mentor to new teachers with the Clark County School District.
She served as president of the Clark County Education Association (1983 to 1987) and as president of the Nevada State Education Association (1987-1991). Giunchigliani also served in the Nevada State Assembly from 1990 until 2006.
For more information about Commissioner Giunchigliani, visit the Clark County website.
Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is a long-time resident of Las Vegas and an active community volunteer. He grew up in West Las Vegas, the youngest of four children.
After graduating from Western High School, he attended Grambling State University in Louisiana, earning a bachelor's degree in communication. He returned to Las Vegas, pursuing careers in radio broadcasting and elementary education.
In 1995, Weekly joined the Neighborhood Services Department at the City of Las Vegas as a management analyst. There, he was responsible for neighborhood outreach efforts and large community cleanups.
He served as community liaison for City Councilman Gary Reese in 1998 and until December 1999, when Weekly was appointed as a councilman to one of two newly-created wards. He served on the council until the Nevada governor appointed him to the Clark County Commission in 2007.
For more information about Commissioner Weekly, visit the Clark County website.
The LVVWD Board of Directors meets at 9 a.m. on the first Tuesday of each month, excluding special meetings. Meetings are held in the Commission Chambers of the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway and are open to the public.
Agenda items and minutes that concern the Blue Diamond Water System are included in the LVVWD agendas and minutes.
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.