In a recent press release, the October 1 Memorial Committee announced plans for a memorial next year that will honor those affected by the October 1 tragedy in Las Vegas. The committee is looking for ideas from the public for the design of the memorial. Professionals and non-professionals alike are being invited to submit ideas in the form of video, drawings, music or other digital forms of design. The outreach effort is part of an 18-month process that will conclude with a formal project recommendation being made by the committee to the County Commission. The final project is projected to be completed in September of 2023 to coincide with the 6th anniversary of the tragedy at the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
In a press release for the 1 October Memorial Committee’s announcement, Clark County Commission Chairman Jim Gibson said “As a result of the hard work of our 1 October Memorial Committee members, we have reached a significant milestone in our efforts to build a lasting memorial for our community. A tremendous amount of time, effort and thought went into the pathways for participation to ensure that anyone who has an idea for the memorial can be seen and heard – whether you are a professional artist or not or you are an architect or engineer with experience building world-class projects. We hope to hear from you through this process.”
The 1 October Memorial Committee is calling for these creative expressions and inviting you to submit now through September 30. Submission can be from anyone who was affected by the Route 91 tragedy. Submitters do not have to be residents of Las Vegas. The Committee is also calling for professionals who are qualified and able to work on the final design and will take those submissions until October 31, 2022. Design teams must include an architect licensed in Nevada with the expertise and ability to design a memorial project. Up to five design teams will be chosen to submit a final design concept. More information can be found at ClarkCountyNV.gov/1OctoberMemorial.
This program served to inform the listeners about the 1 October Memorial Committee’s call for participants for the 1 October Memorial Design Project. Committee Chairman Tennille Pereira joined the call with information about each phase of the project. Tennille spoke of the research that the committee did in preparation for this and what the committee learned about how to execute the project most effectively. Tennille went into great detail about each phase of the project and how the final memorial will be selected, designed and erected. Tennille also gave information about how listeners can submit ideas and when the deadlines were for each phase of the project.
Original Air Date: July 17, 2022.