Chris Garvey is a native Nevadan who has lived in the Northwest Valley of Las Vegas for the last 26 years. In 2001, Chris and her husband of 36 years, chose a home in the wide open spaces of Ward 6 to raise their children.Garvey is a graduate of the College of Southern Nevada, receiving her Associates degree in Dental Hygiene in 1999. As a licensed dental health professional, Chris has been an advocate for access to dental care for Nevadans; whether it’s for school-based sealant programs or Medicare benefits to include dental services for seniors. As a member and past chair of the Advisory Committee for Oral Health that supports the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health, she is able to enhance awareness of the dental needs of our citizens. Chris is also a member of the Desert Meadows Area Health Education Center (AHEC), that was launched in 2016 by Vegas PBS in partnership with the University of Nevada School of Medicine. AHECs are federally funded educational service organizations whose purpose it is to recruit and retain healthcare providers while promoting health and wellness.
Chris’ earlier work experience has included working with individuals with mental disabilities in Northern Nevada and as a licensed Realtor during the 1990’s population boom in Southern Nevada.
It was during the early 1990’s that Garvey became an active member of PTA and was involved in the grass roots campaign for the school bond initiative that has produced over 100 much needed schools in Clark County.
In November of 2008 Chris Garvey was elected to the Clark County School Board of Trustees and is a current School Board Member. During Chris’ time on the Board, CCSD has implemented full day Kindergarten, fiscal transparency through Open Book- an online website detailing how the district spends tax dollars, and Reclaim Your Future a program that identifies kids who have or are at risk of dropping out and gets them back in school and on track to graduate.
Garvey understands the importance of education whether a student is college bound or wanting to enter the workforce after high school. That is why she pushed for career and tech programs in high schools like Arbor View High School where students can learn real life skills in: Automotive Tech, Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education and Health Sciences. These programs also offer students the opportunities for internships and on the job shadowing. As a result of these and other efforts, graduation rates have increased from 65% when she first took office, to 74.88% in 2016.
Chris Garvey’s experience and accomplishments reflect her commitment as a dedicated and tireless public servant to our community who is focused on improving the quality of life in Las Vegas.
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