Las Vegas is a special place. I love this community. That’s why I’m running for Las Vegas City Council.

I moved to Las Vegas 14 years ago after earning a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Southern California. Since then, I built programs and services for people and populations in Las Vegas for whom I care passionately. I plan to deepen that impact as a member of the Las Vegas City Council.

For nearly a decade, I worked in the City of Las Vegas. My work offered me opportunities to shape the downtown core, redefine the educational landscape and rethink how city services are provided to Las Vegas residents. I worked alongside our nonprofit partners, community leaders and elected officials to expand after-school meal programs for children. I helped launch a city and community led initiative to improve education in our downtown core. I helped advance competition to engage leaders across the city to redevelop blighted areas of our city. I stood in the trenches with city leaders as we weathered the economic recession. I know this community.  

Public service is my passion. I cannot, however, serve without your support and the support of my partner, Brian, and our son, Andrew. I never felt more committed to our community than when our son was born. Andrew — as do all Las Vegans — deserves leadership committed to making Las Vegas an even better place to live, work and play. For that reason, I want to continue building a community that ensures equal opportunity, has great schools, provides strong public safety, preserves our neighborhoods, and strives to be world class in all we do. I am ready to lead in this community.  

Please read more about my background and experience below – Brian

Brian’s Work

Brian Knudsen has over 15 years of experience in city and state governments as well as time spent as the Chief Executive Officer of a large nonprofit organization and as the owner of a small business. Brian’s experience covers multiple functions of government and nonprofit organizations and has focused on creating efficiencies, strategic planning, and policy development. Most recently, Brian has focused on community organizing and education policy and strategy.

Brian is the owner of BP2 Solutions, a boutique-consulting firm, located in downtown Las Vegas, focused on improving efficiencies and management culture in the nonprofit and education sectors.   Brian’s clients have included some of the largest nonprofits in the Southern Nevada community as well as the College of Southern Nevada and the Clark County School District. Brian is a well-known leader in the nonprofit, education, and government sectors and is frequently called upon to be a thought leader in our community.

Passion for Serving

  • Founding member of Downtown Achieves, which became the City of Las Vegas’ inspiration for creating the Department of Youth Development and Social Innovation.
  • Founding Member of Nevada’s Big Give, a one-day online giving event that has raised nearly three million dollars for Nevada charities.
  • Vice-Chair for the Downtown Las Vegas Alliance, which was founded in 2008 as a member-driven nonprofit 501(c)6 dedicated to shaping and championing the future of our promising downtown.
  • Board Member for The Adoption Exchange, a non-profit 501(c)(3) child welfare organization that was founded in 1983 to help establish safety and permanence in the lives of foster children. The organization has a powerful impact on national trends in child welfare.
  • Vice President of the McNeil Neighborhood Association

Education

  • Bachelor of Science from the University of Utah
    • Health Education
    • Mass Communications
  • Masters of Public Administration from the University of Southern California
  • MS in Educational Leadership (Workforce Development) from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Certificate in Public Performance Management from Rutgers University

Family

Brian is happily married and has been with husband Brian Eagan, an attorney, since 2005.  The two Brian’s adopted, from birth, their son Andrew, a very active three year old and Kate, 1. They live in the McNeil Estates Neighborhood, near Downtown in Ward 1.