August 11, 2022

1 October Memorial Committee Launches Process to Gather Ideas to Build a `Memorial to Remember’

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As part of an extensive effort to create a lasting 1 October memorial, Clark County officials and the 1 October Memorial Committee are kicking off calls for the public and professionals to submit ideas for the project. The goal of the memorial is to remember the victims of the incident, honor the survivors and first responders and everyday heroes who inspired the nation with their bravery, and recognize the resiliency and compassion of our community. This outreach effort is the first phase of an 18-month process that will result in the committee making a formal recommendation to the County Commission for a project in September 2023 to coincide with the 6th remembrance of the shooting that occurred on Oct. 1, 2017. Local residents as well as those living in California or other states and countries affected by the tragedy in any way are encouraged to submit an idea for a project or express interest in getting involved in the development of a proposal. The memorial selection process offers three pathways for participation offered through a new website application developed to accept submissions on the committee’s website pages at and via a mobile app: The three pathways are:
• Call for Creative Expressions/Submit Your Ideas (July 1 – Sept. 30, 2022)
• Call for Qualifications/Professional RFQ Teams (Aug. 1 – Oct. 31, 2022)
• Call for Evaluators/Help Select the Design Team (July 1 – July 31, 2022)

A highlight of the selection process kickoff is the “Call for Creative Expressions” pathway that allows members of the public and individual artists not part of a formal design team to submit ideas for a memorial through the committee’s website application. Submissions can be drawings, videos or songs (60 seconds or less) or other digital forms of design along with a short letter of intent describing the idea or feelings the submission is meant to convey. Artists have the option of submitting resumes or portfolios of their work to express a desire to participate on a design team in lieu of submitting work products. Members of the public who need online access are encouraged to visit their local library for assistance. Submissions will be available for public viewing in an online gallery on the website pages unless participants opt-out of sharing. The Call for Qualifications pathway requests that professional design teams submit a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) between Aug. 1 and Oct. 31, 2022. The design team must include an architect licensed in Nevada with the expertise and capacity to design a memorial project. Professional design teams selected through the RFQ portion of the process will be expected to review all the submissions received through the Creative Expressions pathway to inform their proposed design concepts. Up to five teams will be chosen by the end of the year to develop a formal proposal for a memorial – including design concept, model and budget – during the second phase of the process scheduled to occur in winter/spring of 2023. Each team will receive $50,000 in funding from Clark County for their work involved with developing their proposals, which are expected to be presented to the public in early summer 2023. Additionally, through the Call for Evaluators the 1 October Memorial Committee seeks volunteers to participate in a seven-person panel, including alternates, to review and evaluate the qualifications of the professional design teams responding to the RFQ. Volunteers interested in serving as evaluators are asked to apply online by July 31, 2022. The panel will be comprised of stakeholders representing family members of victims, survivors, first responders, and three industry experts from such fields as engineering, architecture, cultural history and art. A representative from Clark County’s Real Property Management Department, which oversees design and construction of County projects, also will serve on the panel.

Committee members and County staff will host two general information sessions to address questions about the memorial selection process and any of the three participation pathways. The sessions will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 7, 2022, and 4 p.m. on Monday, July 11, 2022, at the Clark County Government Center in downtown Las Vegas, 500 Grand Central Parkway. Both sessions will be open to virtual and in-person attendees. Interested participants are asked to register online through the website.

Reno Nevada News Source: ClarkCountyNV

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