Marco N. Velotta, AICP

Planning Project Manager
City of Las Vegas

Marco Velotta, MS, AICP, LEED Green Assoc. is a Planning Project Manager and member of the City of Las Vegas Office of Sustainability. He graduated from the University of Nevada in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science in Geography, Math minor and a Masters in City Planning in 2008. Marco leads the management and implementation of the City's Strategy for Community Resilience, Net-Zero Energy, and Sustainability to conserve and reduce the City’s consumption of energy, water, and waste by overseeing renewable energy, energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, and alternative transportation efforts.

As a part of the Community Development Department’s Comprehensive Planning Division, he works on citywide plans and led the development of the City of Las Vegas 2050 Master Plan, a thirty year vision for the future of Las Vegas. He also works on a variety of programs, including Nevada's first Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) program, climate mitigation and adaptation efforts, EV charging infrastructure, TOD planning for future high capacity transit, bicycle infrastructure development, and the development of a form-based zoning code for Downtown Las Vegas. Marco is the Professional Development Officer of the American Planning Association’s Nevada Chapter.

Marco N. Velotta, AICP’s Session(s):


2:00 pm–4:00 pm | Wed, March 20, 2024

(Workshop F) Council of Governments EV Strategic Planning: Meeting Sustainability Goals for a Clean Future

Whether it is creating community resilience, electrifying fleets, enabling integrated and equitable transportation systems, or preparing for a shift in infrastructure requirements, this workshop helps cities plan. Through proper implementation, financing, and regional coordination your city can achieve a Net Zero transportation infrastructure. In this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Plan ahead to capture the benefits of early adoption
  • Develop key relationships to ease transitions
  • Leverage federal and utility funding, investments, and incentives
  • Establish EV charging investment strategies, policies, and programs
  • Assess EV behavior in your region and estimate current and future needs

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