We can’t ignore Lake Mead standing at a 22-year downward trend and now at its lowest level since 1937. It’s going to take all of us and those new to the area focusing on conservation.
We’ve seen the devastation of wildfires, the drought to our beloved desert and without quick and substantive changes at the federal level, there is not a good way out.
The drought and diminishing water levels of the Colorado River are a huge challenge. We need to find sustainable solutions to cut back on usage before it’s too late.
Prior to the pandemic, we know where Southern Nevada ranked nationally in education outcomes, workforce readiness, infrastructure, etc. Now, we have an opportunity to use unprecedented federal funds to completely change our region’s future. We must have the courage to make strategic long-term, people-based investments that for too long have been unattractive to our credit-seeking officials who want a quick win and Twitter press release.
We need to never to crouch in fear and to lean into our heritage of boldness to solve our community’s problems. Our best days are yet to come.
It goes without saying that we have a water shortage in Lake Mead, and if that cannot be solved soon that will be our valley’s biggest issue. Future development and the valley’s expansion are dependent on our elected officials finding a way to get our share of the water coming out of the Colorado River.
In consideration of all of the events experienced over the last couple of years, we believe that Nevadans have already begun to re-emerge stronger, hopeful and more informed than before.
We get tens of thousands of people moving here to enjoy our tax structure and culture. We have to ensure it doesn’t make it difficult for our existing residents to live and work here.
Diversity in boardrooms is incredibly important. Representation at all levels matters – it’s a necessity – but there’s so much more to it than that.