I believe our biggest challenge over the next five years is keeping up with the growth of our city. We are growing at an incredible rate and need to ensure we have the infrastructure to support that growth. From teachers for our children’s schools, to housing, to roadways. It is important that we are set up for success and maintain quality control with our growth.
Jon Openshaw is the general manager of the Reflection Bay Golf Club and High Performance Golf Institute at Lake Las Vegas.
Our future as a community improves when our public education system improves.
Brittany Sanchez is the co-founder of Sanchez Corp., the parent company of Patriot Exhibit Services. Sanchez and her co-founder and husband, Steve Sanchez , built the business from the ground up over the past decade.
We are looking down the barrel of a great 10-year-plus run. Even if gaming is declining due to generational behavior changes, I believe the city is poised for success and adapting with new experiential revenue streams.
I love the sense of community that exists here that seems to be such a secret to the rest of the country. While I adore our bright, shimmering lights, it is the glow of lights on ball fields surrounded by families that makes me love our city. It’s the stories about kids raising money or shaving their heads to support a classmate facing a health crisis. It’s the friendships and the diversity of our backgrounds that make Las Vegas such an incredible place to live.
I like to watercolor and draw any chance I get. Creating art is like a meditation and it allows me to process things mentally while I am working. I try to get out in the community to draw every month with a local group that I started called Urban Sketchers Las Vegas and we sketch and watercolor in various spots around town.
As a business-minded person, I love to see the economic growth we are having with our new sport teams. I grew up with such devotion to sport teams — the Chicago Bulls, Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks and even the White Sox, yet with all this growth there is a real concern with water.
Public education is one of our biggest challenges; getting students to reach their highest potential, while making sure they have access to the resources and services they need to be successful. We’re making incredible progress, but it will be a long road.