This week, Ira spoke with attorney Joe Brown and Tina Quigley, co-creators of Restoration Nevada, a nonpartisan forum providing information and insights from local experts and generating ideas for accelerating recovery from the economic effects of the coronavirus. In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Brown and Quigley talk about the need for creative ideas to diversify what is still primarily a one-industry city; the cooperation of all elements of the community; how rural and urban areas of Nevada can work together despite geographic distances; and the future of the forum once the crisis has passed.
Brown, with Jolley, Urga, Woodbury & Holthuswith, practices in the areas of government affairs, administrative law and business law. He is a former appointee of President Ronald Reagan to the State Justice Institute and the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States (1981-88) and has served as an officer or director of many businesses, civic and charitable organizations including the Nature Conservancy, the Department of Wildlife, the Nevada Development Authority, the Nevada Athletic Commission, Wells Fargo Bank, and as a commissioner for the Nevada Gaming Commission. He is the Founder and former Vice Chair of the Nevada Military Support Alliance.
Quigley served as CEO for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada until her retirement in November of last year. Named the most efficient transit system in America under her leadership, the RTC oversees public transportation, traffic management, road construction and funding, and regional planning for a city of 2.2 million residents and 43 million annual visitors. In addition to her Restoration Nevada involvement, she serves on several boards including the Desert Research Institute Foundation, Vegas Chamber, Nevada Institute of Autonomous Systems, International Women’s Forum, and the Fulfillment Fund of Las Vegas.