As part of an ongoing effort to keep the Boulder City’s boards and commissions up to date, the City Council voted 3-2 last week to appoint Richard “Rick” Hunt, a human resources director, to the Civil Service Commission.
The volunteer commission’s mission is to assist in hiring quality candidates to serve in city government below the department executive level.
Hunt is a five-year human resources director at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority and 13-year resident of Boulder City. At the same council meeting, the commission’s chairwoman, Marian Vince, who has served on the board since 1995, was not reappointed to the panel. The positions are unpaid.
Mayor Pro Tem Cam Walker, who supported Hunt’s nomination, had no criticism of the long-serving Vince.
“Marian did a fantastic job and was a great asset,” he said. However, “we look at the length of time people are on the boards. We don’t need term limits for our volunteer boards, but it is nice to continue to have people step up and serve.”
City Human Resources Director Bryce Boldt, who submitted the applicants’ names to the City Council, said “He’s human resources director of LVCVA. He has great knowledge and skill into that area. If you’re in HR, that’s a great benefit to the board.”
Hunt only made his application a few days before the appointment.
“I did discuss it with Bryce,” he said. “I’m just happy to help out Boulder City. It’s obviously a great place to live.”
Walker said the change in membership is part of an ongoing attempt to keep up with the times.
“Over the next year we’ll probably see some changes in that board and its responsibilities, to stay up to date with what other jurisdictions are doing. As a small town, we can’t reinvent the way to do things, just follow precedents.”