Councilwoman Claudia Bridges was elected to City Council in 2019. She was selected as Mayor pro tem in July 2021.
Councilwoman Bridges was born in California, grew up in the Chicago area, and raised children in Arizona after moving there for her husband to advance his career in aviation. While the children attended school she also returned to school and earned an MBA in Finance and a PhD in Marketing at Arizona State University.
After ten years in Arizona, a job offer as a Professor of Marketing at Sacramento State University took her and her family to California where she worked until retiring in 2012. She and her husband decided to retire in Boulder City (having heard about it from some other pilots her husband knew) where she fell in love with its small-town feel. Her husband, Marty, retired in 2017 from Southwest Airlines and shares her love for their new “home town.”
Her background in finance, marketing and grant writing brought her to Emergency Aid of Boulder City where she has been volunteering for eight years as a grant coordinator, newsletter editor and, at one point, the treasurer. She feels that this is her way of giving back for all that she has been able to accomplish in her life. She tries to carry this appreciation into everything she does with a desire to be of service to others and her community. She also practices yoga and enjoys the outdoor activities available in Boulder City.
Councilwoman Bridges has three adult children, one son-in-law, and four beautiful grand-daughters who she visits or has them visit her and her husband whenever possible. She also has two dogs who live the good life and they spend this good life in their home that was built in the 1930s and appreciates the historical significance of the buildings in Boulder City.
Councilwoman Bridges is Boulder City's representative on the Regional Transportation Commission, the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Coalition and Debt Management Commission. Her term ends in November 2022.