2018 Hall of Fame Honoree
Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada raised in the historic West Las Vegas Valley View Neighborhood. He earned his public education through the Clark County School District graduating from Valley High School in 1985 as Student Body President. In 1989, he graduated from Northern Arizona University (NAU) where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Sociology. In 2000, he received his Masters of Arts degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix. In October 2017, he was inducted into NAU’s College of Social and Behavioral Sciences Hall of Fame. Early January 2017, he retired from his over 25-year career in the Health, Human & Community Services fields to start his new beginning as the CEO & Success Coach for his business, Thompson Career Solutions.
Assemblyman Tyrone Thompson was first appointed to the Nevada State Legislature by the Clark County Commission on April 16, 2013. During the 79th Legislative Session in 2017, he served as the Chairman of Education where he and his peers strived to ensure every student had the resources and opportunities to earn a quality education. He was also a member of the Judiciary and Health & Human Services Committees.
Of the many highlights in his career and life experiences, he is proud of serving as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA); graduating from the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce (now Las Vegas METRO Chamber of Commerce) Leadership Las Vegas Class of 2003; serving as Assistant Curriculum Chair and Curriculum Chair for the Leadership Las Vegas classes of 2011 and 2012 respectively; graduating as a Council of State Governments (CSG) Henry Toll Fellow, Class of 2016—the premiere leadership academy for public servants in the three branches of government; receiving the Man of Action Award at the 2018 Pre-Stellar Awards; and being honored with the Grassroots Diversification Award in April 2018 from the Clark County Dems.
During Assemblyman Thompson's five year legislative tenure, he is most proud of the following bills that became law under his leadership/sponsorship: Establishment of the Nevada Advisory Commission on Mentoring; “Ban the Box” which gives people with records a fair chance at state, county and local government employment; and mandatory suicide prevention/awareness training for practitioners in medical, social and behavioral health fields to proactively address the increasing trend of suicides specifically with Veterans and senior citizens.
Assemblyman Thompson is deeply rooted in the community, family-oriented to the core, and takes pride in serving as a dedicated Usher In-Charge at Victory Missionary Baptist Church.
Each Leadership class has its own story to tell, including those of game-changing, community-driven class projects that continue to benefit Southern Nevada on several different levels. Some of these projects continue to have a positive impact in our community today. Here are just a few:
Centennial License Plate Leadership Las Vegas, Class of 2001
The centennial license plate, a commemorative icon of Las Vegas' rich history, has generated millions of dollars in revenue, which to this day still funds historic presentations and celebrations, such as the Helldorado Days parade and walking tours.
Lincoln Elementary School Endorsement Leadership North Las Vegas, Class of 2012
The class adopted this at-risk school and addressed resource issues, such as basic school supplies and uniforms. In addition, the class hosted a teacher appreciation lunch with prize drawings and a Career Day for the students featuring the class member industries.
Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth Renovations Leadership Las Vegas, Class of 2007
Recognizing a need in the community for additional housing, the class picked up their tools and renovated condominium unis to help homeless youth in the Valley.
DJs for PJs Leadership Las Vegas, Class of 2003
After visiting a facility and identifying a strong need for underprivileged children to have pajamas and comfort, this annual event brings together some of the community's most recognizable DJs and other celebrities for a donation drive, as well as 5K/1 mile run/walk.
The Shade Tree's Children Activity Center Leadership North Las Vegas, Class of 2013
The class volunteers once a month, as well as purchases items on the Center's urgent needs list. The class assists with tutoring during their one-year commitment to the shelter.