- New Mayor, Council Members Take Oath of Office
BOULDER CITY – Tuesday night during a special meeting of City Council, dozens of
people packed City Hall to see new Boulder City Mayor Joe Hardy accept the Oath of
Office from his son, Judge Joe Hardy. New Council Members Steve Walton and Cokie
Booth accepted their Oaths of Office from City Clerk Tami McKay. Mayor Hardy
previously served as a Boulder City Council Member from 1999-2002, and as a Nevada
State Assemblyman and Senator. Both Council Members Walton and Booth served on
the Boulder City Planning Commission in recent years.
The first order of business was to appoint Council Members to local, regional and State
Boards and Committees. “I’ve had several iterations on how to do this in such a way
that we maximize the good influence in the greater Las Vegas and Boulder City Area,”
said Mayor Hardy. “I realize that we need every single person on the Council
participating, doing, and not only in the same boat but rowing in the same direction.”
The Council voted to appoint Mayor Hardy (who will be retiring at the end of the year
from his role as Associate Dean of Clinical Education at Touro University Nevada’s
College of Osteopathic Medicine, but will remain there in an Adjunct capacity) to serve
on the Southern Nevada Health District Board. He will also serve on the Civilian Military
Council, the Regional Transportation Commission/Regional Flood Control District
Boards, and the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance.
Council voted unanimously to appoint Council Member Sherri Jorgensen as Mayor pro
tempore; the role performs the duties of the Mayor during the absence or disability of
the Mayor. She will continue her roles on the Boulder City Audit Review Committee and
Boulder City Community Education Advisory Board, the Clark County School Oversight
Panel for School Facilities and joins the Clark County Debt Management Commission.
Incumbent Council Member and Boulder City business owner Matt Fox was selected to
serve on the Nevada League of Cities Board of Directors and the Workforce Connections
Local Elected Officials (LEO) Consortium Committee.
Council Member Steve Walton, a retired Division Fire Chief (Henderson) and one-time
interim Fire Chief (Boulder City), will serve on the board of the Southern Nevada Water
Authority, the Las Vegas Visitors and Convention Authority (LVCVA), and as Nevada
League of Cities Legislative Committee Alternate.
Council Member Cokie Booth, who is a business owner in Boulder City, was selected to
serve alongside Mayor pro tem Jorgensen on the Audit Review Committee, on the
Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition and on the Nevada Public Agency
Insurance Pool Board of Directors/Public Compensation Trust (known as POOL/PACT).