County Commission to Consider 1 October Memorial Recommendation Tuesday
The Clark County Commission is set to consider on Tuesday, Sept. 5, the 1 October Memorial Committee’s design recommendation for a permanent memorial to remember the events of the 1 October tragedy. The meeting will be held at 9 a.m. in the Commission Chambers at the Clark County Government Center, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway in downtown Las Vegas.
The Commission also will recognize the seven members of the 1 October Memorial Committee for their significant efforts to gather input from victims’ families, survivors and community members for creating a permanent memorial. The committee was tasked with gathering input to create a memorial that remembers the lives lost in the shooting that occurred at the Route 91 Harvest Festival on the Las Vegas Strip on Oct. 1, 2017, and honors the survivors, first responders and the resiliency and compassion that the Las Vegas community displayed in the aftermath of the incident and the years since.
The meeting can be viewed live on Clark County Television (CCTV) and online at www.youtube.com/user/ClarkCountyNV/live or on the County’s Facebook page @ClarkCountyNV. It also can be watched on the 1 October Memorial Committee’s Facebook page @1OctoberMemorial. CCTV is available in the Las Vegas area on Channel 4 on Cox cable as well as in Laughlin on Channel 14 via Optimum. CCTV is also available in Boulder City on Channel 4, in Moapa Valley on Digital Channel 50.3 and on streaming devices such as Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV via the YouTube app.
At its July 26 1 October Memorial Committee meeting, the committee voted to recommend to the County Commission a concept presented by JCJ Architecture to serve as the community’s memorial project. The JCJ design was one of five concepts submitted as part of a process launched in June 2022 to gather ideas for a memorial. The recommended JCJ Architecture design they selected had the highest-ranking score in the evaluation process. The project that ranked second in that process, designed by OLIN + Andy Scott, was recommended to serve as an alternate. Evaluation criteria was based on priorities established by the committee over the course of its public meetings and included design concept narrative and renderings, community outreach efforts, public response to the designs, envisioned realm of user experience, programming and team.
Members of the 1 October Memorial Committee include Tennille Pereira, chairwoman of the committee and Director of the Vegas Strong Resiliency Center; Karessa Royce, a 1 October survivor, serving as vice chairwoman; Mynda Smith, the sister of 1 October Victim Neysa Tonks; Kelly McMahill, a now retired deputy chief for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department; architect Dr. Robert Fielden, who established the UNLV School of Architecture; Rebecca Holden, public art project manager for the city of Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs; and Harold Bradford, a local artist.