Discussion to take place during Henderson Chamber network breakfast

HENDERSON, Nev. – The Henderson Chamber of Commerce will host its monthly network breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Black Mountain Golf and Country Club, 500 Greenway Road, in Henderson.

During the breakfast, guest speaker Tracy Larkin-Thomason, Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) deputy director, will discuss Project Neon, which will widen Interstate 15 from the Spaghetti Bowl to Sahara Avenue.

Estimated to cost $1.5 billion, the state has found an alternative method to fund the project through a public-private partnership. The project is expected to improve safety, mobility and fuel Nevada’s economy.

Larkin-Thomason has more than 25 years of experience in transportation and began her career at NDOT in 1987. Over the years, she has worked as a district II traffic engineer, engineering service manager, district II maintenance engineer and assistant director of planning in addition to years served in the structural division and roadway design.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno and is a licensed civil engineer in the state of Nevada. She also is an ITE professional traffic operations engineer, a Nevada-certified public manager and is a past president of the Nevada Certified Managers Society.

The breakfast is sponsored by Barclaycard US. RSVPs, which are required, must be made by Friday, Feb. 7. The cost is $20 for members and $40 for non-members. There will be an additional $10 fee for those who do not RSVP ahead of time. Cancellations must be made by the RSVP deadline to receive a refund. Guests can register at http://www.hendersonchamber.com.

The Henderson Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit, voluntary organization committed to promoting and supporting member businesses.

For more information regarding the breakfast, call the Henderson Chamber of Commerce at 702-565-8951 or visit www.hendersonchamber.com.