Mayor Joe Hardy
Mayor, Boulder City
Mayor Joe Hardy, M.D. has served the residents of Southern Nevada for more than 40 years. Mayor Hardy was sworn in as Mayor of Boulder City in November 2022. He previously served as a Boulder City Council Member from 1999-2002, and as a Nevada State Assemblyman from 2003-2010 and Nevada State Senator from 2011-2022.
Mayor Hardy attained the rank of Major in the U.S. Air Force. A native of Reno, NV, Mayor Hardy graduated from University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine for his bachelor’s degree, then finished his studies at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, School of Medicine, where he received his M.D. Mayor Hardy worked as a physician in Boulder City, winning Nevada Family Physician of the Year twice: in 1998 and in 2010. He served as Chief of Internal Medicine and Family Practice, and Board of Directors, St. Rose Dominican Hospital, in Henderson and was Chief of Staff for Boulder City Hospital. In December 2022, he retired from his role as Associate Dean of Clinical Education at Touro University Nevada’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, but plans to remain there in an Adjunct capacity.
His recognitions and awards include the Foundation for Recovery Steve Sigman Award, 2017; American Conservative Union Foundation Excellence Award, 2017; Health, Education, Advocacy and Leadership in Southern Nevada (HEALS) Award, 2014; University of Nevada, Reno; Medical School Preceptor; Harold Fickes Award, 2013; and the Nevada Rural Community Star.
Mayor Hardy’s affiliations include the Nevada Academy of Family Physicians, Past President; American Academy of Family Physicians; Clark County Medical Society; American Medical Society; American Legion, Post 31; Boy Scouts of America; Chambers of Commerce; Coalition for Improving and Expanding Nevada Health Care; Collegium Aesculapium; and Las Vegas HEALS Board of Directors.
Mayor Hardy’s extensive record of public service includes serving as a Member of the Regents Ad Hoc Committee for Higher Education/Health, 2003-2004; Publicity Chairman of the Walk for Development, Ayuda, and Meals on Wheels; Member of the Rapid Valley Water District Board of Directors, South Dakota; Vice President of the Parent Teacher Association, Rapid Valley Elementary School, South Dakota; Charter Member of the Boulder City Drug Abuse Council; Member of the Clark County Health District Board of Directors; Vice President of the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition; Executive Committee Member of the Boulder City Community Education Advisory Board; Member of the Debt Management Commission, Clark County; Member, Nevada League of Cities Legislative Committee; French Mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS); One World Ambassador Alliance, Humanitarian Project – El Salvador; Board of Directors for the LDS Family Services (Adoption Agency); and Sunday School Teacher.
Mayor Hardy and his wife, Jill Sweningsen Hardy, have eight children and 21 grandchildren. They reside in Boulder City.