About Us

Clark County is a dynamic and innovative organization dedicated to providing top-quality service with integrity, respect and accountability. With jurisdiction over the world-famous Las Vegas Strip and covering an area the size of New Jersey, Clark is the nation’s 14th-largest county and provides extensive regional services to more than 2.2 million citizens and 46.2 million visitors a year. Included are the nation’s 8th-busiest airport, air quality compliance, social services and the state’s largest public hospital, University Medical Center. The County also provides municipal services that are traditionally provided by cities to more than 951,000 residents in the unincorporated area. Those include fire protection, roads and other public works, parks and recreation, and planning and development. Sahara Avenue, which crosses the Strip on the north side of the Sahara Hotel & Casino, is the municipal boundary for the City of Las Vegas. Those residing south of this line receive their traditional urban services from Clark County rather than from any of the County’s five cities: Las Vegas (pop. 606,656), Henderson (pop. 276,428), North Las Vegas (224,940), Boulder City (pop. 15,886) and Mesquite (pop. 21,142). The County, which employs more than 10,000, is governed by a seven-member County Commission, elected from geographic districts on a partisan basis for staggered four-year terms. The Commission in turn hires a county manager responsible for administrative operations.