Rescheduled Southern Nevada Strong summit to showcase successes

For Immediate Release: Dec. 7, 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

Rescheduled Southern Nevada Strong summit to showcase 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 Wednesday, Dec. 13. The summit, originally scheduled for Oct. 2, was postponed after the Oct. 1 Route 91 Harvest Festival tragedy.

This year’s summit theme is “SNS-Working Regionally” and will include a comprehensive review of SNS partner successes over the last year and discussions about working on a regional level to achieve SNS goals.

Committed to leveraging best practices and learning from other metropolitan areas, the RTC will welcome Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett as the SNS summit’s keynote speaker. 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.”

Cornett is expected to share personal perspectives and experiences from 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.

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 employment opportunities, housing options, quality education and transportation choices.

WHEN:  Wednesday, Dec. 13, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: Desert Living Center (upper level) at the Springs Preserve, 333 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, Nev. 89107.

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