City and United Way Launch Downtown Ambassador Program | Community Spirit
The city of Las Vegas and the United Way of Southern Nevada are launching a new program for volunteers dedicated to downtown Las Vegas.
The Downtown Ambassador Program aims to bring volunteers downtown and raise awareness of businesses in the area. It is based on similar programs in other cities, including Phoenix where the ambassadors provide tours, promote businesses and answer questions.
As part of the program, the United Way will use its already substantial volunteer force for at least two downtown clean-up efforts every year. It will also create the specific plan and manage the ambassador program.
“There is a lot of growth and momentum downtown as businesses are moving to the area,” said Cass Palmer, United Way of Southern Nevada CEO and President. “With the increased investment in downtown, now is the time for United Way to leverage the largest volunteer force in Nevada to bring community members to beautify downtown and to serve as ambassadors who are committed to the success of the area.”
The ambassador program will be housed in the Historic Fifth Street School.