Brian Knudsen

City Councilmember | Las Vegas, NV

Brian Knudsen was elected to represent Ward 1 in June 2019, enabling him to continue to pursue his passion for public service. Since moving to Las Vegas in 2005, Councilman Knudsen has built programs and services for people and populations in Las Vegas and continues to serve the community as a member of the City Council. Brian was named Mayor Pro Tem on Dec. 21, 2022.

Mayor Pro Tem Knudsen currently serves on many boards and committees directly impacting the growth and infrastructure of Las Vegas. Brian chairs the Recommending Committee and he serves as a proud member of the Regional Transit Authority, Southern Nevada Health District, Southern Nevada Community Health Center, Springs Preserve, National League of Cities Large City Council and LGBTQ Council, Network Adequacy Advisory Council, Commission on Nuclear Projects and Regional Flood Control District.

For nearly a decade, Mayor Pro Tem Brian worked in the city of Las Vegas on initiatives that shaped the downtown core, redefined the educational landscape, and rethought how city services are provided to Las Vegas residents. As a Councilmember, Brian now focuses his energy on: transforming the landscape of the Las Vegas Medical District to bring world-class healthcare to the Las Vegas Valley, working with key community leaders to overhaul the crisis management system in our community which are aimed at increasing safety across the board, and improving overall outcomes for Ward 1.

Mayor Pro Tem Knudsen has a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Utah in health education and mass communications. He also has a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Southern California.

Brian is happily married and he and his husband have adopted two children. Mayor Pro Tem Knudsen believes that his children, and all Las Vegans, deserve leadership committed to making Las Vegas an even better place to live, work and play. He plans to continue to build a community that ensures equal opportunity, has great schools, provides strong public safety, preserves our neighborhoods and strives to be world class in all we do.