The UMC Board of Trustees sits as the governing board for University Medical Center. The Board's meetings are held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month at 9:15 a.m. and are open to the public. Meetings are at the Clark County Government Center, 500 Grand Central Parkway.
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Commissioner Lawrence Weekly is a native Nevadan who grew up in Las Vegas and has dedicated his professional life to serving the public through his involvement in many organizations, as a City Councilman for more than seven years and now as a County Commissioner.
Commissioner Weekly was born in Las Vegas, lived his early childhood years in Reno, Nev., where he was raised by a single mother until they returned to Las Vegas. He grew up in West Las Vegas and graduated from Western High School in 1982. Commissioner Weekly then took classes at Clark County Community College (now called the College of Southern Nevada) and then enrolled at Grambling State University in Louisiana, where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications in 1987.
Commissioner Weekly returned to Las Vegas after college to pursue careers in radio broadcasting and education, but soon found his way to public service. In 1995, he joined the City of Las Vegas Neighborhood Services Department as a management analyst. There he was responsible for neighborhood outreach efforts and large community cleanups. Then in 1998, he went to work as community liaison for City Councilman Gary Reese. Commissioner Weekly held that position until Dec. 31, 1999, when he was appointed to the City Council to represent the city’s newly created Ward 5. Commissioner Weekly served on the Council until Gov. Jim Gibbons appointed him to the County Commission. Commissioner Weekly was sworn into office on March 6, 2007. He was chosen to represent the county as a member of the Southern Nevada Health District Board and Debt Management Commission.
Clark County Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani has lived in Clark County for more than 35 years. During her time here, Chris has become deeply involved in the community as a member of numerous boards, committees and organizations, as well as serving as a member of the State Assembly from 1990 until 2006.
Chris earned a BA degree in special education from Avila College in Kansas City, Mo. in 1976, and later attended UNLV where she earned a Master’s degree in education with a special emphasis on the emotionally disturbed. She has also compiled more than 65 additional credit hours in post-graduate work.
Her teaching career began in the Shawnee Mission School District in Kansas, where she taught from 1976 to 1978, and then moved to Clark County to be a special education teacher. Chris was a special education teacher here from 1979 until the summer of 2007. During that time she served eight years as president of the state and local teachers association. She then spent about a year at the Community College of Southern Nevada in School District and Community Relations, before returning to the Clark County School District in 2005 as a special education facilitator and mentor to new teachers at Bridger Middle School. She then went back to teaching at Carroll Johnston Middle School until applying for an unpaid leave of absence in June 2007 after winning election to the Commission.
Clark County Commission Chair Steve Sisolak is a successful businessman, long-time public servant and active member of the community.
Prior to being elected to the County Commission, Sisolak served 10 years on the Nevada Board of Regents from 1998 to 2008. As a member of the Board of Regents, he represented District 7. The Board of Regents governs the Nevada System of Higher Education and its eight colleges and universities, which are attended by more than 105,000 students in Northern and Southern Nevada.
Commissioner Sisolak holds a bachelor’s of science degree in business from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee(1974). Four years later, he received a master’s in business administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Clark County Commissioner Tom Collins has been a resident of Clark County virtually all his life. A Western High School graduate, he attended Midwestern and Texas Tech universities in Texas as well as Clark County Community College, currently the College of Southern Nevada, and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The commissioner also is a PSI gradutate and completed the Nevada Power Company International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Apprentice Program.
Commission Vice Chair Larry Brown has made Southern Nevada his home for over 30 years and has represented the beautiful northwest area since 1997. Previously, Larry served as a councilman for the City of Las Vegas, when he became involved in public service to address the lack of public infrastructure in the northwest part of the valley.
Larry's priorities are to increase community involvement, to protect the health, safety, and the welfare of valley residents, to create more private sector jobs through public works projects, and to help make government more efficient to better serve its citizens. Larry has also been widely recognized as an advocate of transparent, open government and fiscal responsibility. Larry is passionate about preserving the quality of life for all in Clark County.
Larry earned a bachelor’s degree in Government from Harvard University, and in 1999 was inducted into the Harvard Athletic Hall of Fame for his collegiate sports career. Larry was also a professional baseball player, having come to Las Vegas in 1983 to play for the former Las Vegas Stars. Larry is currently the Manager of Community Relations for the Las Vegas 51s.
Clark County Commissioner Susan Brager is a 49-year resident of Clark County. For more than 35 years, Susan has worked to improve education as a parent volunteer, school employee and school trustee. Susan served three terms on the Clark County School Board from 1995-2006. During her tenure, she served as president, vice president and clerk.
A realtor with Prudential Americana Group Realtors for more than 20 years, Susan is a long-standing member of the Las Vegas Association of Realtors. Prior to real estate, she worked for the Clark County School District in numerous capacities, including elementary school clerk, media clerk, physical education aide, special education aide and classroom aide. Susan has worked to enhance education offerings in Clark County since she first joined the Parent Teachers' Association in 1972.
Commissioner Mary Beth Scow is the Commission’s newest representative, having been elected to represent the residents of District G. She was sworn in to a four-year term as commissioner after serving three terms through 2008 as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Clark County School District, the nation’s fifth largest.
As a trustee, Mrs. Scow served as president, vice president and clerk of the board. She also represented the board on the Clark County Debt Management Commission and Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition. She served on the Nevada Association of School Boards Board of Directors, Nevada Title I Board of Practitioners, Nevada Math Standards Writing Team, and the Council of the Great City Schools Board of Directors. Mrs. Scow spearheaded the formation of the first Community Educational Advisory Board in the state, as well as a district audit committee and data-driven accountability system. At the completion of her board service, she received the CCSD Excellence in Education Hall of Fame award.
Mrs. Scow was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. While in high school, she was an exchange student to the Netherlands and was an honors graduate. She attended Brigham Young University, graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in community health education. After moving to Las Vegas in 1977 with her husband and children, she served in many capacities in the community, including several school district committees, zoning task forces and the Parent Teacher Association, including president of the Sunset Area Council PTA and state board of managers. She has also been a consultant to many political campaigns. She currently serves on the local Boy Scouts Board of Directors, the Las Vegas Philharmonic Advisory Board, and the UNLV Department of Education Advisory Board.