The affordable housing crisis. It touches every aspect of the valley from homelessness, health and safety to workforce security and education. There is a huge shortage of affordable homes for our low-income population. RTSNV has been working diligently over the last 25 years to stem that tide by making critical repairs to homes owned by low-income seniors, veterans and people with disabilities. This allows them to age safely in place and not have to seek shelter elsewhere.
My biggest professional fear these days is that policymakers in Nevada will make expedient choices to increase controls over the housing industry, which will lower housing standards and affect housing industry jobs. Instead, the focus should be on increasing the housing supply, which will expand affordable housing options for residents, as well as increase housing-related jobs.
I find our boom-or-bust economy over the last 30 years or so to be a little jarring, but I believe that the city has done a good job attempting to diversify our offerings. If we can smooth out the highs and lows a bit, I think it will help Las Vegas businesses to keep a steady and happy workforce.
In my professional world I believe the biggest challenge is finding enough health care providers to serve the children and families living with autism.
Linda Perez is the executive director of The Shade Tree, a local shelter for women and children.
Dr. Wolfgang Gilliar was appointed dean of the Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine in January 2019.
For us, Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, it will be about continuing to compete against a strong fall sports calendar with the Vegas Golden Knights, Las Vegas Raiders and the South Point 400. We have to make sure our pricing is competitive, but fair, and that we continue to attract the world’s best PGA TOUR players to compete in our event.
One of the biggest challenges Las Vegas will face in the next five years is how to keep up with the incredible growth.
Bryon McLendon founded Nutrishop Inc. in 2003. His philanthropic passion includes mission-related charities, dog rescues and programs for developmentally challenged adults, such as Opportunity Village.
Home365 is a technologically driven property management company that entered the Las Vegas market in June.