Debra March was elected as a Henderson City Councilwoman in April 2011 after serving by appointment since July 2009. Councilwoman March serves as Mayor Pro Tem and represents Henderson as a commissioner on the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, a commissioner on the Clark County Regional Flood Control District and serves as the Council liaison to the Henderson Planning Commission. Additionally, she is the representative on the Nevada Development Authority and alternate representative on the Southern Nevada Water Authority Boards of Directors. She also is the Vice-Chairman of the Henderson Redevelopment Agency and the city’s sustainability initiative champion.
Debra is 1st Vice President of the Nevada League of Cities; a member of the Regional Rapid Transit Authority Advisory Committee; a founding member and former vice-chair of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) Nevada District Council; a member of the Boulder Highway Investment Strategy Committee; the Laughlin Enterprise Economic Development Group; the Clark County Perimeter Open Space Plan Committee; Southern Nevada Strategic Planning Authority; Leadership Las Vegas Class of 1991; and a former board member of Nevada HAND. Additionally, she is a volunteer with the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies and is a past board member of the American Planning Association. Recently she was named to the Advisory Board of the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute and in July 2010 she was appointed to the USO Advisory Board.
A Henderson resident for more than 22 years, Debra has a long track record of service to the city and her community. She is a Board Member for the ULI Nevada District Council; serves as secretary of the Henderson Community Foundation; is a member of the Henderson Open Space and Trails Advisory and Henderson Limited Transition Area Committees; and served on the city of Henderson Planning Commission from 2004 to 2009. A member of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce, Debra was on the founding board and first year advance chair of Leadership Henderson.
Debra retired in September 2009 from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) College of Business, where she was the executive director of the Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies. Prior to joining UNLV, Debra was director of marketing for the city of Las Vegas Office of Business Development and served as deputy administrator of the Nevada Real Estate Division. In recognition of her contributions to the community, Debra was the city of Las Vegas Women’s History Month Recipient, NAIOP Southern Nevada Chapter Associate Member of the Year and named Citizen of the Year by the Greater Las Vegas Association of Realtors.