LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Jan 23, 2012) - Consumer Credit Counseling Service has been a prominent fixture of the Nevada assistance landscape for 40 years, helping Nevadans with an incredibly wide range of financial programs and services. Now the agency will mark its 40th anniversary with a celebratory breakfast for community leaders. Headlining the event are Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto, Nevada Supreme Court Justice Michael Douglas, and world-renowned speaker and humorist Tim Gard. The agency will also make a major announcement during the event.

The event takes place Thursday, January 26, 2012, at 8:00 a.m. in the Stan Fulton Building on the UNLV Campus, at the corner of Flamingo and Swenson. Admission is by invitation only; credentialed media are extended an open invitation.

"We have been honored to serve Nevadans for the past 40 years. Today, as our economy continues to struggle, our programs and services are more important than ever, and we are proud to offer a diverse package of programs and services to help individuals and families get back on track and find their way to a worry-free financial future," said Consumer Credit Counseling Service President/CEO Michele Johnson.

"We are thrilled to welcome Attorney General Cortez Masto and Justice Douglas, whose insights over the past several years have been incredibly valuable to Nevadans," Johnson said.

Gard is a nationally recognized authority on stress reduction through humor. "At this time in our economic history, we could all use a good laugh, and we are excited to have Tim lighten the mood," Johnson added.

Consumer Credit Counseling Service's programs include bankruptcy counseling and education, debt management programs, down payment assistance programs, financial literacy programs, financial and housing counseling and free tax services.

About Consumer Credit Counseling Services
Consumer Credit Counseling Service is a HUD approved, non-profit NFCC United Way member agency. Consumer Credit Counseling Service helps individuals and families gain control of their finances and reach their housing goals through financial counseling and education. Many people face imposing financial challenges, and often job loss, illness, and accidents place families in financial jeopardy. Individuals and families struggling with financial issues owe it to themselves to take advantage of the free services offered by Consumer Credit Counseling Service and learn to be free of financial worry. For information, visit or (800-451-4505).

Contact Information:

Michele Johnson
Consumer Credit Counseling Service
(702) 364-0341