Clark County Commission Chair and Nevada gubernatorial candidate Steve Sisolak was honored with Opportunity Village’s Key to the Village during O.V.’s 26th annual Camelot gala.
The event at Opportunity Village’s Magical Forest on West Oakey Boulevard drew a full house in the O.V.’s reinforced, white tent. O.V. President and Chief Operating Officer Bob Brown presented Sisolak with a commemorative Key to the Village.
“This is different, me receiving a key instead of giving one out,” said Sisolak, who usually presents the Key to the Strip at functions in Clark County.
Sisolak introduced from the crowd his 91-year-old mother, Mary; Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo and tablemates Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos and building engineer Steven Schuck, the first to respond to the 32nd floor on Oct. 1 when a gunman unleashed a barrage of gunfire during the Route 91 Harvest festival.
“If it weren’t for them, there wouldn’t be 58 people dead, there would be hundreds,” Sisolak said. “There wouldn’t be hundreds injured, there would have been thousands.”
Chet Buchanan emceed the event, with an auction led by Christian Kolberg. Organizers said “a few hundred thousand dollars” were raised, counting table donations and a winning $70,000 bid on a Dodge Ram pickup.