Sadly, everyone in Las Vegas, the state of Nevada, and the country, was touched in some way by October 1, 2017.
The 1 October Memorial Design Team Exhibit, featuring five design concepts for a permanent memorial to remember those who perished in the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival tragedy, opened this week in the Clark County Government Center.1 October Memorial’s Committee’s website to learn more details about each concept.The public is invited to view the proposed concepts at the Government Center Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The public can also visit the
Clark County’s 1 October Memorial Committee kicked off a three-phase process last summer to garner ideas from public and professional teams for the memorial. The first phase of the process invited the public to submit artwork and ideas.
The second phase began in January when five teams selected by the committee were introduced to the community and began developing formal proposals for the memorial. The teams were asked to review all creative submissions from the public, and encouraged to engage feedback during the design process.“Our committee dedicated many hours of time and effort to ensure that the concepts under consideration for our memorial reflect extensive input from family members of victims, survivors and our community as a whole,” said Clark County Commission Chairman Jim Gibson. “…the design teams involved in this process have taken that direction to heart. These concepts show in vivid detail the power of what this memorial effort means to so many.” Clark County Commissioner Marilyn Kirkpatrick said the goal was to gather input from the public for a project that would serve as a world-class memorial to remember the events of 1 October, and “celebrate the compassion and resiliency of the Las Vegas community, in the years since.”
Clark County will host a design team presentation on Wednesday, June 14, in Clark County Commission Chambers from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Each team will offer presentations about their proposals. The event will be carried live on Clark County Television (CCTV) and at www.youtube.com/user/ClarkCountyNV/live and on the 1 October Memorial Committee’s Facebook page @1OctoberMemorial.
Following the presentation, the public can take part in a short online community survey. A link to the survey will be on the committee’s website from June 15 – 29. Results will be incorporated into the evaluation process. The evaluation scores will be presented to the Committee at its next scheduled meeting on Wednesday, July 26.
The committee’s recommendation is scheduled to be submitted to the County Commission on Tuesday, Sept. 5. The recommended design for the 1 October Memorial project will then be on display in the Rotunda as part of the exhibit to commemorate the 6th anniversary of the tragedy.
The 1 October Memorial Committee began meeting in October 2020. The goal is to create a memorial that remembers those who perished in the attack at the Route 91 music festival on Oct. 1, 2017, honor the survivors, first responders and many heroes who inspired the nation with their bravery.
MGM Resorts International is donating two acres on the northeast corner of the concert site off Reno Avenue and Giles Street for the memorial. The land was offered after a majority of respondents in a survey gave a clear preference for a memorial to be built at the festival site.
Members of the 1 October Memorial Committee:
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, sister of 1 October Victim Neysa Tonks.
Kelly McMahill, a now retired deputy chief for the LVMPD.
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.
Harold Bradford, a local artist.
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