Friday, Feb. 26, 2010 | 6 a.m.
Current job: Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck
Education: University of Arizona College of Law, Juris Doctorate; Yale University, Master of Science; Brigham Young University, Bachelor of Science
About Josh Reid: An environmental steward for Southern Nevada, attorney Josh Reid has been instrumental in advising high-profile developers, organizations and corporations on land use issues. As a shareholder specializing in environmental and energy law at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, which he joined in 2008, Reid plays a critical role in helping companies in the Western U.S. develop and execute natural resource, energy, water and other land use projects, and is also involved in numerous legislative and regulatory matters in both Nevada and Utah, where he honed his skills in his field of practice. Reid, who developed an interest in ecology as an undergraduate biology major, has achieved many significant milestones in his career, including successfully representing a Nevada Indian tribe in the development of what would be the largest solar power plant on tribal land. “It was a great economic opportunity for the tribe,” said Reid, who was appointed by President Obama to the Tahoe Regional Planning Agency’s board of directors in 2009 and counts renewable power as a top concern for attorneys in his field.
The most important issue facing the valley: Education. I think the state needs to make a decision whether they want to fund education. I think education will have a great impact on the future of Las Vegas and the state.
My mentor and why: My greatest mentor is my father, Sen. Harry Reid. He’s the main reason I became an attorney and he has always given me good professional advice.
Favorite Web site: www.google.com
Hobbies: I like to mountain bike and hike and watch soccer games.
Fantasy job: General manager for Arsenal Football Club, a pro soccer team based out of London.
One-word description of self: Determined