In January 2016, Dr. Lisa Morris Hibbler was named the director of the City of Las Vegas Youth Development Department. The new department demonstrates the city’s commitment to education, families and community relations. Ratified by the City Council on January 6, 2016, Lisa manages and provides oversight to programs, services and partnerships in the areas of education and workforce readiness. Specific programs include Early Childhood Programs, the Las Vegas My Brothers Keeper, the Youth Neighborhood Association Partnership Program, the Mayor’s Faith Initiative, and the Community College of Southern Nevada’s Learning Center located at City Hall.
Prior to the new appointment, Dr. Hibbler was Deputy Director of the city of Las Vegas Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department. In this capacity, she managed $17 million in programs and services related to housing assistance, youth afterschool programs, neighborhood organizing, Safekey, community centers, and community initiatives including, but not limited to, foreclosure prevention and ending homelessness.
In 2013, Dr. Hibbler became the President of the Psi Upsilon Omega Henderson graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., the 2nd graduate chapter to be established in Nevada in more than 50 years. Dr. Hibbler was recognized as an influential leader in the 2008 Who’s Who in Black Las Vegas and is a Leadership Las Vegas 2007 alumnus. She was named 2005 Emerging Public Administrator of the Year by the National Forum of Black Public Administrators (NFBPA), Las Vegas Chapter. She is also a member of American Society for Public Administrators (ASPA), NFBPA, American Planning Association, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and a 30-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 229.
Psi Upsilon Omega Chapter President
Dr. Hibbler holds a Bachelors Degree in Environmental Studies and a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and a Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of La Verne, California. In 2012, she completed the Judicial Administration Graduate Certification at Michigan State University.
Dr. Hibbler is married to Dereck Hibbler and the proud mother of Alexandria, Aidan, and Aliyah.
Dr. Hibbler was appointed by Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval in 2012 to serve a four-year term on Advisory Commission on the Administration of Justice. In 2013, Governor Sandoval appointed Dr. Hibbler to serve a four-year term on the Juvenile Justice Commission. She was also appointed by the Clark County Board of Commissioners to serve on the Family Services Department Citizens Advisory Committee. In 2014, Dr. Hibbler was named the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs Alumna of the Year