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Street Named In Honor of Philanthropic Community Leader

Sep 9, 1998

Nevada Power
Contact: Tom Henley
Phone: (702) 367-5681

For Immediate Release

How does a community honor a lifelong philanthropic leader? The City of Las Vegas answered when it recognized Charles A. Lenzie for his commitment to the community by naming a street after him. Chuck Lenzie Court (formerly Verdinal Street at West Sahara) was unveiled during a surprise ceremony this week.

"Chuck Lenzie has been a role model for volunteerism, philanthropy and corporate leadership in Las Vegas for years," said Mike Niggli, president and C.O.O."This is a unique and lasting way for the City of Las Vegas to recognize all his years of caring. Nevada Power Company employees will have a daily reminder of his community service legacy because Chuck Lenzie Court is the entry way to the employee parking structure."

Mayor pro tem Michael McDonald dedicated the street and presented Lenzie, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of Nevada Power Company, with a gift-wrapped Chuck Lenzie Court sign to mark the occasion.

Lenzie has been a mainstay of the Las Vegas community as a past president of the Boulder Dam Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, a member of the advisory board of the UNLV Foundation Board of Trustees, a member of the Alexis de Tocqueville Society of the United Way of Southern Nevada and the Las Vegas Y.M.C.A.

Among his many honors, Lenzie won the National Conference of Christians and Jews Community Hero Award in 1993 and the 1998 Multiple Sclerosis Silver Hope Award last year and was honored by the American Diabetes Association in 1998.