Southern Nevada Strong summit to showcase regional successes

For Immediate Release: September 26, 2017
Media Contacts:
Monika Bertaki, RTC (702) 676-1749 office, (702) 354-3561 cell
Sue Christiansen, RTC (702) 676-1891 office, (702) 461-2401 cell


Southern Nevada Strong summit to showcase regional successes
Highly accomplished Oklahoma City mayor to deliver keynote address on executing big ideas

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LAS VEGAS – Southern Nevada Strong (SNS), our community’s regional planning effort administered by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), will hold its annual summit on Monday, Oct. 2.  This year’s summit theme is “SNS-Working Regionally” and will include a comprehensive review of SNS partner successes over the last year and facilitated discussions about working on a regional level to achieve SNS goals.

SNS will start the half-day event with keynote speaker, Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett. Known as a problem solver who gets things done, Cornett is considered one of the most honored mayors in U.S. history. Rated the No. 2 mayor worldwide by an international panel, Newsweek magazine called Cornett one of the “five most innovative mayors in the United States” and Politico placed him on the publication’s 50 list of “thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics in 2015.”

At the summit, he is expected to share personal perspectives and experiences relating to his collaborative work advancing major infrastructure projects and championing important causes in Oklahoma City.

WHO: Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett and local leaders in education, transportation, government, housing and neighborhood services, and technology.

WHAT:  Annual summit to update stakeholders on accomplishments and discuss future efforts related to the SNS regional plan. Goals include planning, building and investing in complete communities that will provide access to quality employment, housing options, quality education and transportation choices.

WHEN:  Monday, October 2, from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

WHERE:  Thomas & Mack Strip View Pavilion at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, Nev. 89154.

About Southern Nevada Strong
With the RTC as core administrator, Southern Nevada Strong is charged with advancing the goal of building regional support for long-term economic success and strong communities through reliable transportation options, quality housing for all income levels, and diverse job opportunities throughout Southern Nevada.  This is detailed in the Southern Nevada Strong Regional Plan – the region’s first federally recognized plan which has been approved by numerous local and regional governing bodies.  More information is available at

About the RTC
The RTC is the transit authority, transportation planning organization, regional traffic management agency and administrator of Southern Nevada Strong, the regional planning effort for the Las Vegas valley. The RTC’s vision is to provide a safe, convenient and effective regional transportation system that enhances mobility and air quality for citizens and visitors. The RTC encourages residents and visitors to use a variety of transportation choices to help reduce traffic congestion, clean the air and improve the quality of life in Southern Nevada. For more information about the RTC and its major initiatives or to download its transit app rideRTC, visit