Mayor Debra March
Mayor, City of Henderson
Mayor March is a strong advocate of economic development and is working to attract new business, create jobs and diversify the economy. She is focused on developing West Henderson, Union Village and the redevelopment of the historic downtown and Lake Mead/Boulder Highway areas. These efforts are designed to maintain Henderson’s standing as a premier city in which to live, work, and enjoy award-winning parks, trails and recreational opportunities.
Mayor March currently serves as vice chair of the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) of Southern Nevada board of commissioners and as vice chair of the Clark County Regional Flood Control District board of directors. She also is a member of the Henderson Chamber of Commerce (HCC) board of directors. She also is an active member of the Urban Land Institute Nevada District Council and NAIOP Southern Nevada. She is a past national board member of the American Planning Association, and served on the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute, as a board member of Nevada HAND and on the Impact advisory board.
As a Nevada resident for more than 40 years, Mayor March has built a career on helping Henderson and Nevada become better places to live. After graduating from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, she served as a Nevada park ranger in locations throughout the Silver State, where she promoted the value of parks and open spaces for a healthy quality of life. She moved to Southern Nevada as a deputy administrator with the Nevada Real Estate Division, creating and implementing policies for responsible home ownership and from 1996 to 2009 led efforts for the development of livable communities as director of UNLV’s Lied Institute for Real Estate Studies.
Mayor March is an avid outdoors woman and enjoys hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and cycling. An avid animal lover, she shares her home with her two dogs Lucy and Raz.