Jim Gibson was selected today by fellow Clark County commissioners as their chairman, and Justin Jones was named vice chairman, effective Jan. 4. The vote was unanimous in each case.
The term is for two years starting Jan. 4. Until then, the chairman is Marilyn Kirkpatrick and Gibson will continue as vice chairman.
A native Nevadan and former three-term Mayor of Henderson and a practicing attorney in business and commercial law for more than 35 years, Gibson brings his extensive experience in local government and in Nevada's tourism, hospitality, entertainment and business industries to his position as County Commission Chairman. Gibson joined the Commission in July 2017.
The seven members of the Commission govern Clark County and are elected from geographic districts on a partisan basis for staggered four-year terms. The Commission in turn hires a county manager, Yolanda King, who is responsible for the administrative operations for the County.
Commissioner Jones was elected to the Commission in 2018 and sworn in for his first term in January 2019. He previously served in the Nevada State Senate (2012-2014). He has served on a number of community and non-profit boards and was also a founding board member of Nevadans for Background Checks which successfully advocated for a 2016 ballot initiative requiring background checks on all gun purchases.
Source: Clark County