The Preservation Association of Clark County is a non-profit, all volunteer organization formed in 1974 to promote the preservation of historic buildings and structures in Las Vegas and the rest of Clark County. With 40 years of continuous existence, PACC is the oldest community preservation organization in the state.
PACC publishes a newsletter, which can now be accessed online, with reports on local, state and national preservation issues; sponsors speakers and walking tours; and promotes preservation through public advocacy and education. PACC also supports the activities of other preservation organizations, such as the Clark County Museum and the City of Las Vegas Historic Preservation Commission. PACC also promotes and supports the activities of the State of Nevada's Historic Preservation Office, and is an Associate Member of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Las Vegas is a unique 20th century city which has experienced unprecedented growth. More than most western cities, Las Vegas has suffered the loss of many of its early buildings. Very little is left of the 19th century ranching era, and little of the city's railroad heritage. The Strip and downtown's Glitter Gulch, now known as the Fremont Street Experience, regularly change their appearance as casino facades are removed and replaced. Because of this, the remaining buildings are increasingly important for providing the community with a sense of its own heritage and a sense of place. The Preservation Association of Clark County hopes to educate the residents of Clark County about the importance of saving some of the built reminders of that rich heritage, and about the need to celebrate the past as well as embracing the future.
Board of Directors
President: Joe Thomson, abd Ph.d. in history, archivist.
Secretary: Garry Hayes, attorney
treasurer: Corinne Escobar, M.A. in Anthropology