Southern Nevada Forum was developed by a group of local legislators, the Metro Chamber, other business organizations, business leaders, concerned citizens, and other stakeholders. Each biennium, the Forum meets to determine regional priorities in several areas of concern, including K-12 education, higher education, transportation and infrastructure, economic development and workforce, healthcare, and good governance.
Priorities are developed by subcommittees in each of these major priority areas, and legislation develops from these priorities. The Southern Nevada Forum was instrumental in securing the full requested funding amount for the UNLV School of Medicine in the 2015 Legislature, as well as fuel revenue indexing to update and modernize transportation modes in Southern Nevada. The Forum also succeeded in obtaining additional seats on state boards and committees to ensure that Southern Nevada was well represented as the population center of the state.