Debra March

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Debra March
13th Mayor of Henderson
Assumed office
June 20, 2017
Preceded byAndy Hafen
Member of the Henderson City Council from Ward 2
In office
July 8, 2009 – June 20, 2017
Preceded byAndy Hafen
Succeeded byDan Shaw
Personal details
Born
Debra Anne March

(1953-11-25) November 25, 1953 (age 66)
Political party Democratic (1992–present)
Education University of Nevada, Las Vegas ( BA)

Debra Anne March (born November 25, 1953) is an American politician currently serving as mayor of Henderson, Nevada. Prior to being elected mayor, March served on the Henderson city council for 8 years. [1] In January 2018, a ruling found March in violation of ethics when she failed to disclose her relationship with the Henderson Community Foundation while the city council was voting on legislation relating to the foundation. [2]

Due to a court ruling regarding the elections for the city council and mayor by the Nevada Supreme Court [3] [4] and changes to the law regarding all elections here statewide by the Nevada Legislature and Governor Steve Sisolak (a Democrat), March is not eligible to run for re-election in 2022 due to term limits effectively extending the mayoral term to 1 year. [5] [6] [7]

Education

Debra March earned a bachelor's degree in anthropology and biology from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1978. [8] [9]

Career

Following her graduation from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 1978, March served as a park ranger in Red Rock and Lake Tahoe for a little over six years. In this role, March promoted the value of the parks and their positive contributions to quality of life. [10] [11]

Awards and honors

In June 2020, Debra March was an honoree for Vegas Inc’s 2020 Women Inspiring Nevada, which recognizes influential and inspirational women in southern Nevada. [12] [13] In May 2018, March received the "Glass Ceiling Award" from the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Southern Nevada. [14] [15] March also received the "Chairman's Award" in 2018 from the Urban Chamber of Commerce and the "Award of Honor" in 2017 from the Nevada American Society of Landscape Architects. [16]

See also

References

  1. ^ Corbin, April (June 20, 2017). "Just sworn in, new mayor Debra March off and running in Henderson". Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  2. ^ Lopez, Sandy (January 25, 2019). "Evidence found of ethics violation by Henderson Mayor Debra March". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved January 29, 2019.
  3. ^ https://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/government/supreme-court-says-reno-council-members-cant-run-for-mayor/
  4. ^ https://www.nevadaappeal.com/news/court-wont-reconsider-reno-mayor-term-limit-case/
  5. ^ https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/politics-and-government/2019-legislature/nevada-sees-many-new-laws-but-how-will-they-affect-you-1682418/
  6. ^ https://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/jun/25/new-local-election-law-shifts-term-lengths-cuts-co/
  7. ^ https://thenevadaindependent.com/article/march-cant-run-for-re-election-as-henderson-mayor-goodman-to-serve-extra-18-months-under-bill-moving-municipal-election-dates
  8. ^ Giola-Acres, Lisa. "Transcript of interview with Debra March by Lisa Gioia-Acres, February 21, 2007". UNLV Digital Collection, University Libraries. University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Alumni Engagement". University of Nevada, Las Vegas Alumni Engagemetn. University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  10. ^ "Transcript of interview with Debra March by Lisa Gioia-Acres". UNLV Digital Collections. University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  11. ^ "Women Inspiring Nevada: Debra March, City of Henderson". Vegas Inc. Vegas Inc./Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 27 July 2020.
  12. ^ "Women Inspiring Nevada". lasvegasweekly.com. Greenspun Media Group. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Women Inspiring Nevada: 12 Las Vegans boldly leading the way for our community". vegasinc.lasvegassun.com. Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  14. ^ "Iconic Women of Distinction Awards 2018". www.nevadabusiness.com. Nevada Business Magazine. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  15. ^ "Nevada Business Magazine May Issue". nevadabusiness.com. Nevada Business Magazine. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
  16. ^ "Henderson mayor to present city plan at chamber breakfast". businesspress.vegas. Las Vegas Business Press. Retrieved 11 September 2020.
Political offices
Preceded by
Andy Hafen
Member of the Henderson City Council
from Ward 2

2009–2017
Succeeded by
Dan Shaw
Preceded by
Andy Hafen
Mayor of Henderson
2017–present
Incumbent