As a Nevada resident for more than 40 years, Debra March has built a career out of helping our community and our state be a better place to live. After graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, she served as a state park ranger in rural Nevada where she promoted the value of parks and open spaces for a healthy quality of life.Debra moved to Southern Nevada as Deputy Administrator with the Nevada Real Estate Division, creating and implementing policies to make it easier for residents to become homeowners, and from 1996 to 2009, she led efforts for the development of livable communities as the Director of UNLV’s Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies. With a demonstrated passion for smart growth, citizen involvement and sustainable community planning, Debra was appointed to represent Henderson’s Ward II residents in July 2009 and was subsequently elected for a full term in April 2011. In 2017, March was elected as Henderson's Mayor and serves with our city's council members as the legislative branch of the Henderson community, responsible for setting policies that have earned the city the reputation of being one of the best places to live. Mayor March also represents Henderson as a vice-chair and commissioner on the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, vice-chair and commissioner of the Clark County Regional Flood Control District and serves as the council liaison to the Henderson Planning Commission. Additionally, she is the chair of the Southern Nevada Strong Consortium Committee and alternate representative on the Southern Nevada Water Authority board of directors. She is also the city’s sustainability initiative champion. In 2014, Debra was appointed to the National League of Cities First Tier Suburbs Council and the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee.