Yvette Williams, Chair/Founder, Clark County Black Caucus
Named one of Las Vegas Magazine’s Top 100 Women of the Year in 2019, Yvette Williams, Chairs and founded the Clark County Black Caucus and is a community organizer, activist, and an entrepreneur. She is a member of the NV Dept. of Education Academic Standards Council and Multicultural Education State Advisory Taskforce, and is a Board member of the Nevada African American Administrators and Superintendents Association. She serves as Chair of the Spring Valley Township Advisory Board, where she was recently honored by the Board of Clark County Commissioners during the 2021 Women’s History Month for her many contributions to Clark County and volunteer service.
Ms. Williams serves on the CCSD Bond Oversight Committee and on various education committees and volunteers her time managing/directing the Black Student Union Network in partnership with CCSD and CCBC, a labor of love for youth empowerment. She regularly appears in media, and as a conference guest speaker providing her perspectives on racial justice, criminal justice reforms, education equity, and social justice issues locally and nationally, including outlets such as NPR, CNN, MSNBC, CBS, New York Times, Washington Post, The Hill, and The Real News.
Ms. Williams is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient of the President’s Volunteer Service Award from President Obama, The National Black Justice Coalition - We Care Award, the Human Rights Campaign – Equality in the Community Award, NAACP—Legacy Builder Award and other local and congressional honors and recognitions for her community service and commitment to improving the lives of Nevadans.