George

George Garcia is the President of G.C. Garcia, Inc. a 20 year old Nevada land planning and development services firm. The firm is recognized as a leader in government relations, entitlements, due diligence, development coordination, permitting, and business licensing.

George has nearly 26 years of local government planning experience, with nearly five years served as Planning Director for the City of Henderson, Nevada. Prior to locating in the Valley he served as the Assistant Planning Director in Overland Park, KS for nine years. George obtained his degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle and has four years of post-graduate work: two in the Masters of Urban Planning at the U. of I. and two at John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

He is actively involved in the community as a member of the Urban Land Institute, National Association of Industrial and Office Parks, The Congress of New Urbanism and the American Planning Association. He is a Trustee for the Henderson Development Association, and active in various Chambers. Additionally, he is a past Chairman of the North Las Vegas Chamber.

Professional Experience/Background

  • Planning Director, Henderson, Nevada 1990 – 1995
    In one of the nation’s fastest growth suburbs included administration of 16 full time staff in strategic planning, zoning and development, demographics, and GIS. Population – approximately 160,000. Area – approximately 85 square miles. Growth is about 10,000 to 12,000 persons annually.
  • Assistant Planning Director, Overland Park, Kansas 1981 – 1990
    One of the nation’s premier “edge cities” and growth suburbs. Population, 1990 – 112,000. Area – 55 square miles.
  • Planning Commission Chairman, Glendale Heights, Illinois 1977 – 1978
  • Zoning Board of Adjustments, Glendale Heights, Illinois 1977 – 1978

Professional Affiliations

  • American Planning Association
  • Congress for New Urbanism
  • Urban Land Institute
  • National Association of Industrial Office Parks
  • Henderson Chamber of Commerce, Past Board Member
  • North Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce, Past Chairman
  • Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce
  • Mesquite Chamber of Commerce