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Ward 5

495 S. Main St., 89101
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Ward 5 is home to many iconic areas such as the historic West Las Vegas neighborhood, Lorenzi Park and the renovated Historic Westside School, which was completed in August 2016.

Councilman Cedric Crear represents Ward 5. He won the March 27, 2018, Special Election to complete the council term that ends in 2019. Councilman Crear has a deep passion for the Las Vegas community and describes his style as one who, “leads by example.”

Councilman Crear earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Howard University in Washington, D.C., where he received a tennis scholarship. He was also captain of the team for three years and a two-time conference champion.

Councilman Crear previously worked for Station Casinos as a marketing director, where he proved himself a capable leader while working at the company's most elite properties. Since then, he has gone on to found Crear Creative Group, which provides full-service marketing, advertising and consulting solutions to regional and global businesses. Councilman Crear has served as president of the company since it was founded in 2010, and serves as president of Crear Outdoor Advertising.

Most recently, Councilman Crear served on the Board of Regents for the Nevada System of Higher Education. He was first elected in 2006, and was re-elected in 2012 as the representative for District 1 in Clark County. He served as chair of the Cultural Diversity and Title IX Compliance Committee and vice chair of the Business, Finance and Facilities and Investment Committees.

Additionally, in 2015, Councilman Crear was appointed as a Las Vegas Planning Commissioner. Councilman Crear also served as a board member of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, and chair of the Southern Nevada Chapter of the American Red Cross. 

Cedric and his wife Keiba have been married for 23 years and are parents of two daughters, Hagan and Kennedy, and reside in West Las Vegas.


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Upcoming Events

Community Safe Night Halloween Carnival

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 5 to 8:30 p.m.

Pearson Community Center Complex, 1625 W. Carey Ave., 702-455-1220.

Bring the family in costume to enjoy a fun evening of games, snacks, jump houses, face painting, petting zoo, climbing wall, trunk-or-treating and treats (while supplies last). Sponsored by the city of Las Vegas, Clark County and several community organizations.

Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Festival

Friday, Nov. 2, 5 to 9 p.m.

Sammy Davis Jr. Festival Plaza in Lorenzi Park, 720 Twin Lakes Drive

Enjoy entertainment by Las Cafeteras, interactive children’s activities, artisan vendors, face painting, special décor and an exhibition of alters created by community members and groups. To enter the ofrenda contest, call Jennifer at 702-229-4924 to have a contest application emailed to you. Food trucks will offer refreshments for sale. 

"Seniors Got Talent Showcase" / Mix & Mingle

Wednesday, Nov. 14, 11 a.m.
Free showcase; $6 Mix & Mingle
West Las Vegas Library Theatre, 957 W. Lake Mead Blvd. / Doolittle Senior Center, 1930 N. J St.

29th Annual Holiday Craft Fair

Thursday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Free admission for buyers.

Las Vegas Senior Center, 451 E. Bonanza Road, 702-229-6454.

All crafts are handmade and will include a variety of quilts, photo albums, crocheted and knitted items, ceramics, jewelry, holiday crafts and more. Call 702-229-6454 for details. 

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