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The role of municipal, county, state, and federal government in the daily lives of African Americans is complex and multifaceted. On a local level, municipal and county governments are responsible for providing essential services such as police and fire protection, waste management, and public transportation. State governments are responsible for a wide range of services, including education, healthcare, and social services. At the federal level, the government is responsible for a range of services, including national defense, foreign policy, and economic policy.


However, the role of government in the daily lives of African Americans has not always been positive. Historically, African Americans have faced discrimination and unequal treatment from government institutions, including the criminal justice system, housing policies, and voting rights. Today, many African Americans continue to face systemic barriers to equal access to education, healthcare, and economic opportunities.


Despite these challenges, many African Americans have worked tirelessly to advocate for their rights and to hold government officials accountable for their actions. Black elected officials have played a critical role in advancing policies that promote equality and justice for all Americans, and non-profit organizations led by African Americans have worked to provide essential services and support to their communities.

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400 S. Martin L. King Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89106, U.S.A. | United States of America

Kevin McMahill, Sheriff

Sheriff Kevin McMahill was sworn in as the 8th sheriff of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Jan. 2, 2023. His renowned law enforcement career spans more than three decades of service at every level of the LVMPD.
280 S. Decatur Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89107, U.S.A. | United States of America
The mission of the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) is, “To assess, protect, and promote the health, the environment, and the well-being of Southern Nevada communities, residents, and visitors.”
6226 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas, Nevada 89146, U.S.A. | United States of America
NV Energy has served citizens in northern Nevada for more than 150 years, and southern Nevada since 1906. Today, our service area covers nearly 46,000 square miles of the fastest growing state in the United States of America.
695 Mayan Circle , Mesquite, Nevada 89027, U.S.A. | United States of America

MaQuade Chesley, Chief

I am immensely proud to serve as the Chief of the Mesquite Police Department, alongside a team of exceptional officers and staff. Thankyou for visiting our website. Together, we will continue to ensure that Mesquite remains a safe and thriving city.
1800 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89102, U.S.A. | United States of America

Scott Kerbs, UMC Public Relations Director

For more than 90 years, UMC has cared for our community. Along the way, we've grown to become Southern Nevada's home to many of our state's first and only vital services. Today, we are at the heart of health education and innovation.
2250 Las Vegas Boulevard N., Ste. 300, North Las Vegas, Nevada 89030, U.S.A. | United States of America

Jacqueline Gravatt, Police Chief

Under the direction of Jacqueline Gravatt, the Police Department is committed to having a positive impact in the City of North Las Vegas by reducing crime, reducing the fear of crime and enhancing the quality of life in the community.
240 Water Str., Henderson, Nevada 89015, U.S.A. | United States of America

Hollie Chadwick, Chief of Police

Hollie Chadwick was appointed Chief of Police on May 1, 2023. She joined the Henderson Police Department in August 2002. Chief Chadwick was raised in Las Vegas and attended the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).
P.O. Box 98512, Las Vegas, Nevada 89193, U.S.A. | United States of America
Southwest Gas promotes a culture of giving, employee engagement and integrity on a daily basis. We are always looking for ways to be involved in the community, whether volunteering at charity events or helping rebuild homes for those less fortunate.
601 N Pecos Rd, Las Vegas, Nevada 89101, U.S.A. | United States of America

Sheila Parks, Director of Operations

Casa is a Non-Profit Charitable Organization operated by Sheila Parks that specializes in helping abused and neglected kids in Las Vegas, Nevada.
1001 S. Valley View Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89153, U.S.A. | United States of America
Today, the Las Vegas Valley Water District delivers reliable, quality water—tested and treated in state-of-the-art facilities—to more than 1 million people in one of world's most dynamic communities.