Parade Judges





Timothy Burch is a two-time alumnus of the University of Nevada – Las Vegas with a B.A. in Criminal Justice and a Masters in Public Administration.  He has invested over 18 years of human services programming, systemic thinking, and community building into the Las Vegas community he calls home along with his wife and two children.

13 of those years have been with Clark County, where he has worked in a variety of capacities, including 9 years with the Department of Social Service where he was appointed Director in February of 2012.

He is a graduate of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce-Leadership Las Vegas program, a past President for the Southern Nevada chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, and sits on a number of committees and boards addressing the improvement of the community safety net for Southern Nevada.

Chris Giunchigliani has lived in Clark County for more than 30 years. Chris has become deeply involved in the community as a member of numerous boards, committees and organizations, as well as serving as a member of the State Assembly 1990-2005, president Clark County Education Association 1983-1987 and then president of the Nevada State Education Association 1987-1991.

Chris was sworn into office as County Commissioner for District “E” on January 2, 2007, and was re-elected November 2, 2010, and was sworn in on January 3, 2011 to serve a second four-year term.  During her service in the Nevada State Legislature, she was Vice Chair of Ways and Means, Chair of Labor and Management, Chair of Elections and Ethics, and a member of Commerce.  In 2005, she wrote and passed the law to help establish funding for the Smith Performing Arts Center.

Chris earned a BA degree in special education from Avila College in Kansas City, Mo. in 1976, attended UNLV earning a Master’s in education with an emphasis on the emotionally disturbed and has compiled 65 additional credit hours in post-graduate work.

Her teaching career began in the Shawnee Mission School District in Kansas 1976-1978, moved to Clark County to be a special education teacher 1979-1983 and 1991-2003, and spent a year at the Community College of Southern Nevada focusing on Community Relations with the Clark County School District.  She returned to the Clark County School District in 2005 as a special education facilitator at Jim Bridger Middle School and taught special education students at Johnston Middle School 2006-2007.  Currently she is on an unpaid leave of absence from the Clark County School District.

Rey Bouknight supports MGM Resorts International’s Executive Communications activities as well as manages the communications activities relating to the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives including Diversity & Inclusion, Community Affairs and Environmental Sustainability.

He joined the company from Nevada Cancer Institute where he served as Director of Government Relations and led its legislative initiatives including lobbying, grassroots advocacy, and policy review. He also served as interim Public Relations Director where he led the Institute’s media-relations communications activities.

Prior to joining NVCI, Rey worked as a Public Health Consultant for Michigan’s Office of the Surgeon General and the Division of Chronic Disease and Injury where he served as a liaison to health coalitions, helped community partners formulate advocacy initiatives, and directed programs designed to promote health and wellness.

Rey received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Michigan State University and a master’s degree in Public Health with an emphasis in Policy from the University of Michigan.

Rey Bouknight II

Director of Corporate Communications


111 East Harmon Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada 89109

Last Updated (Friday, 19 December 2014 06:42)