Oscar Goodman inks deal with LVCVA to be Las Vegas ambassador
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority's board of directors unanimously approved a deal Tuesday that makes former Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman the official ambassador of Las Vegas.
Goodman's title will be chairman of the LVCVA host committee, a new committee comprised of a dozen community leaders from different Las Vegas business sectors.
Under the two-year contract, Goodman will be paid $60,000 a year as an independent contractor with an option to extend for two more years.
Goodman's duties will include welcoming trade shows and conventions to the city, conducting media interviews, educating the public on the tourism industry and promoting Las Vegas.
Talks of the deal surfaced in April when Goodman said at a housing conference that he was meeting with officials from the LVCVA to possibly become part of a branding campaign for Las Vegas.
In addition to his role with the LVCVA, Goodman's other post-mayoral duties will include opening a steakhouse in downtown's renovated Plaza hotel-casino.