Gerri Schroder was elected at large to the Henderson City Council in April 2007 and re-elected in April 2011, representing Ward I. Councilwoman Schroder serves with the mayor and fellow council members as the legislative branch of the Henderson community, responsible for setting policies and making decisions concerning many different aspects of local government. The City Council also approves the city’s budget.
As Councilwoman, Gerri represents the city on the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition, Workforce Connections and the Clark County School District Oversight Committee on School Facilities. She serves as the council representative on the city of Henderson Cultural Arts and Tourism Commission. She is also a member of the Henderson Development Association and the Henderson Redevelopment Agency. In addition, Gerri serves on the Governor's Workforce Investment Board Manufacturing Sector Council and the Mining and Materials Sector Council.
In 2014, Gerri was appointed to the National League of Cities First Tier Suburbs Council and the Community and Economic Development Steering Committee. She previously served on the NLC Policy and Advocacy Committee on Economic Development.
Between 1994 and 2007, Gerri voluntarily served on the city of Henderson Planning Commission and the Commemorative Beautification Commission. In February 2008, Gerri was named the Elected Official of the Year by the Asian Chamber of Commerce and in 2011 she received the Public Official of the Year award from the Japan America Society of Nevada. Gerri is a member of the Henderson, Las Vegas Metro, Asian and Urban Chambers of Commerce.
Gerri is active in civic affairs and currently serves as President of the Japan America Society of Nevada. Additionally, she is a member of the Board of Directors of S.A.F.E. House, Inc., McCaw School of Mines, Las Vegas Urban League, Nevada State College Diversity Council and OCA Las Vegas Chapter.