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Meet Dave

Dave Marlon – 20 year CEO, Recovery Advocate, Social Activist

I am a 30+ year Las Vegas resident.

I am running for Las Vegas City Council because I love our city and I want to serve you.

I have been a CEO of 2 healthcare companies, each growing dramatically under my leadership; I want to take my executive experience to help Las Vegas grow.

I am a recovery and mental health advocate, and Las Vegas has a drug, mental health and homeless problem.  It’s time someone at the city government level brings the experience to address these problems.

We have a public safety problem: it’s time to engage the community to address crime…together.

I am asking you to Human Up.

Human Up is about getting engaged, voting, serving our community and caring about our neighbors.

Please vote for me, and let’s Human Up Las Vegas.

Dave’s background

Dave Marlon founded and built one of the most successful addiction recovery centers in the country in the heart of Southern Nevada. The 30-year Las Vegas resident, after successfully addressing his own struggles with substance abuse, realized that he was uniquely suited to help others confronting addiction.

Dave has been consistently recognized by his peers as a leader in his field. He is the President of the Southern Nevada Association of Addiction Professionals (SNAAP) and received the 2018 National Advocacy Award from NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals. Locally, he has been recognized as a graduate of the Leadership Las Vegas program, with the Mayor’s Commendation, and received the Community Counseling Center of Southern Nevada’s Vanguard Award. He has served on the Governor’s Substance Abuse Working Group. Dave’s work in the recovery sector earned him the Inspired Excellence Award from Las Vegas HEALS.

Dave founded The CARE Coalition and The Solutions Foundation, both of which combat substance abuse in Southern Nevada and help raise awareness about addictive behavior and its consequences. Dave serves on the boards of HELP of Southern Nevada and the Las Vegas Rescue Mission, He has also helped establish Mission High School, the first public recovery high school in the nation. Dave was featured in the most recent season of A&E’s Emmy award winning show Intervention.

Altogether, Dave has more than 30 years of health care experience in both recovery and insurance. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the State University of New York and holds a Master’s in Business Administration and Master’s in Counseling from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.  

Dave is a father to 2 sons and a husband to Carolina Marlon, a Marine Corps Veteran. Together they enjoy traveling, participating in competitive races, jogging, and spending times with their dogs.

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