Las Vegas, NV - Today, the Las Vegas City Council unanimously approved the employment contract for Mike Janssen as Las Vegas’s next city manager. Janssen will take over the role on September 1st this year after the retirement of current City Manager Jorge Cervantes.
Janssen joined the city of Las Vegas in 1997 as an engineering associate and has risen through the ranks holding various leadership positions in Public Works including engineering project manager, assistant city traffic engineer, transportation manager and Public Works director. In November 2020 he was promoted to the Executive Director of Infrastructure where he oversaw a staff of 550 responsible for planning, designing, constructing, operating and maintaining all of the city’s public infrastructure.
Janssen received his undergraduate degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology in Civil Engineering Technology and he has a Master of Public Administration from UNLV. He has been a licensed professional civil engineer since 1999, and a certified professional traffic operations engineer since 2004. In 2013, the Nevada Chapter of the Institute of Transportation Engineers recognized him as Transportation Engineer of the Year.