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Las Vegas City Council Ratifies Two New Deputy City Managers

At today’s meeting, the Las Vegas City Council unanimously ratified Steve Ford and Sabra Newby as new deputy city managers.





Steve Ford And Sabra Newby Join the City Of Las Vegas Senior Executive Team

At today’s meeting, the Las Vegas City Council unanimously ratified Steve Ford and Sabra Newby as new deputy city managers. They join Tim Hacker and Gary Ameling at the deputy city manager level of the organization. All will report to City Manager Mike Janssen.

Both were selected for their positions by Janssen. In their new roles, Ford will oversee Public Works, Community Development and Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs, while Newby will oversee Neighborhood Services, Government Affairs and Youth Development and Social Innovation. Photos of Ford and Newby are available here.

Ford, who has been with the city since 1997, previously served as the city’s Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs director. Prior to that he had served as the city engineer, and spent 23 years in the departments of Public Works and Operations and Maintenance, where he designed major city infrastructure projects and oversaw streets, facilities and parks maintenance.

Before joining the city, Ford was a member of the United States Air Force and Air Force Reserves for 23 years, retiring as a lieutenant colonel. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the Air Force Institute of Technology.

 Newby has served as the vice president of Government and Community Engagement at UNLV since 2020, and was appointed by the Clark County Commission to the Nevada State Assembly in January 2023.

From 2017 to 2020 she was city manager for the city of Reno, and prior to that was with Clark County from 2006 to 2017, where she was a chief administrative officer before being promoted to assistant county manager. Newby began her career in public service in 2002 with the city of Las Vegas where she held multiple roles, including legislative officer.


She is a past member of the International City/County Managers Association, and a member of the Nevada Public Radio Community Advisory Board. She has a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Wellesley College.

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