Bruce L. Woodbury
Bruce L. Woodbury, a member of the Las Vegas Centennial Committee, is a native Las Vegan who was appointed in 1981 to Commission District "A." Bruce has served on the County Commission longer than anyone in the history of the County. He is also a partner in the law firm of Jolley, Urga, Wirth and Woodbury. Bruce and his wife, Rose, who have resided in Boulder City since 1978, have seven children and nine grandchildren.
Bruce's parents moved to Las Vegas in 1940 after his father graduated from USC Dental School. His favorite memory of Las Vegas is being a kid and his parents allowed him to walk or ride their bikes all over town without worry. It cost 15 cents to watch the Bowery Boys movies at the Huntridge Theater and 9 cents for a Las Vegas Wranglers baseball game. He says Las Vegas was a great place to grow up.
He believes that in 100 years, Las Vegas will have just been awarded its first NBA franchise, but the Yucca Mountain nuclear waste project will still be tied up in court. The Regional Justice Center will almost be ready to occupy. Since the growth rate never declined, the population of the Las Vegas Valley will be 2.7 billion, but there will only be 16,000 in nearby ("clean, green") Boulder City.
His vision of the Centennial is that it will be a year-long celebration of the past, present and future of the most vibrant community on the earth. Citizens and visitors will learn about the unique history while enjoying our legendary entertainment attractions.