The Henderson City Council has approved a new city attorney, nearly a month and a half after Josh Reid resigned.
Nicholas Vaskov, a Henderson resident for more than 20 years, was unanimously selected for the post at the council’s meeting Tuesday. He previously worked as North Las Vegas’ city attorney and currently serves as the Nevada System of Higher Education’s general counsel and vice chancellor for legal affairs.
“The city attorney is one of the most important executive positions at the city of Henderson because of the responsibilities that are entrusted to this individual,” Mayor Debra March said Tuesday.
Vaskov’s appointment is subject to the ratification of his contract. It was unclear when his contract will be completed.
Vaskov resigned from the North Las Vegas position in July 2011. He cited North Las Vegas’ political climate at the time, which he said prevented him from effectively fulfilling his duties.
Vaskov told the council that he was excited to work for the city.
“The first thing I intend to do is do a lot of listening and a lot of observing,” he said Tuesday. “I do not bring to this a lot of institutional knowledge about the city other than being a citizen and being somewhat involved.”
Reid, son of former U.S. Sen. Harry Reid, announced his resignation May 1. His last day in office was June 1 and he now is a partner at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie and works in regulatory and government practice affairs.
Michael Oh has been Henderson’s interim city attorney, according to the city’s website.
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— Associate attorney at Kummer Kaempfer Bonner and Renshaw law firm from August 2002 to August 2004.
— North Las Vegas’ senior deputy city attorney, assistant city attorney and acting city attorney from September 2004 to July 2011.
— Associate attorney at Snell and Wilmer law firm from August 2011 to August 2013.
— System counsel and director of real estate planning at the Nevada System of Higher Education from September 2013 to August 2016.
— General counsel and vice chancellor for legal affairs at the Nevada System of Higher Education since September 2016.