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Last Updated: May 10, 2022

FDIC, OCC, and Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco Host a Webinar to Help Revitalize the African American Community in the Historic Westside of Las Vegas, NV

The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and Federal Reserve Bank (FRB) of San Francisco will host a webinar to help revitalize the African American Community in the historic Westside of Las Vegas, NV. Minority low- and moderate-income households in Southern Nevada experience disproportionate access to economic development programs and resources, especially related to financial education, financial services, entrepreneurship training, and affordable housing. This webinar complements efforts from Las Vegas community stakeholders to revitalize the city’s Historic Westside, through a holistic plan rooted in the local African-American community. This webinar provides a platform for local agencies, community developers, and grassroots organizations to present ready-to-fund programs addressing priority community development needs to bankers, and other potential funding and operational partners.


  • Kathi Thomas-Gibson, Director of Community Services, City of Las Vegas
  • Bill Arent, Director of Economic and Urban Development, City of Las Vegas 
  • Ken Evans, President, Urban Chamber of Commerce
  • Joselyn Cousins, District Manager Community Development, FRB of San Francisco
  • Beth Castro, Community Affairs Officer, OCC
  • Steve De Jesus, Community Affairs Specialist, FDIC


Tuesday, May 17, 2022 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM PT


Webinar, Webex, registration information below.

Who should attend:

Bankers and other potential funding and operational partners that would benefit from contributing to community development projects in Las Vegas’ West Side.

Registration Information:

To register online, click Register and fill out the needed information. You will receive a confirmation email once completed.


Contact Information:

If you have any questions about the event, please email Steve De Jesus at

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