Supervisor District 5
District 5 includes the communities of Soda Springs, Washington, Graniteville, Hirschdale, Boca, Floriston, the Town of Truckee, and unincorporated areas along Highways 49, 20, 89, and Interstate 80.
Supervisor Hardy Bullock
District 5 is represented by Supervisor Hardy Bullock, who began his first term in January of 2021.
View a list of District 5 Supervisors, from 1856 to the present.
Committees & Commissions
- Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Ad Hoc Subcommittee
- Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo)
- Nevada County Sanitation District #1 Board of Directors
- Northern Sierra Air Quality Management District Board (NSAQMDB)
- Open Space / Trails Ad Hoc Committee
- Truckee River Basin Water Group
- Truckee River Watershed Council
- Economic Resource Council of Nevada County (ERC)
- Local Government Commission
- Mental Health and Substance Use Advisory Board
- Nevada County Sanitation District #1 Board of Directors
- Nevada County Transportation Commission (NCTC)
- Transit Services Commission (TSC)
Supervisor Bullock's Priorities
Each year, the Board of Supervisors adopts a set of objectives to guide county operations, programs, and services. Learn more about Supervisor Bullock's work on these and other priorities below.
Teen Mental Wellness
Advocate for adolescent social and emotional wellbeing so that they can develop in a healthy way, build strong relationships, adapt to change and deal with life’s challenges.
- Heart of Gold Gravel bike race - Supervisor Bullock organized this race to raise funds to support teen mental wellness.
Racial Equity & Social Justice
Supervisor Bullock serves on the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee, a collaboration with all three Nevada County cities/townships to develop a board resolution with our vision and actions to address local challenges with racial justice and equity.
Preserve and protect the aspects of mountain living that we all cherish - clean air, healthy forests, clean waterways, and open space.
- Supervisor Bullock's resolution proclaiming Tuesday, October 6, 2021 as California Clean Air Day in Nevada County. Learn more and make your own clean air pledge here.
- Climate Ready Adaption & Mobility Plan - this plan will build upon the ongoing coordination and emergency planning efforts of the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services, as well as efforts of Grass Valley, Nevada City, and Truckee, to identify climate-related challenges to the transportation network in Nevada County and strategies to address them. Your input will help the project team identify regional climate solutions that will enable Nevada County to be READY in the event of an extreme climate event.
Lead the community in all-hazards planning, preparedness, response, and recovery with a focus on wildfire.
- Through his peak period visitation roundtable, the CCC (Convene, Champion & Catalyze), Supervisor Bullock has brought together key community partners to discuss topics ranging from wildfire prevention to preparing for Public Safety Outage Management (PSOM) events.
- Go to ReadyNevadaCounty.org for tips and information on emergency preparedness and response.
Coordinate with local jurisdictions, developers, and other partners to facilitate the development of and access to affordable and workforce housing development.
- Supervisor Bullock spearheaded Nevada County joining the Truckee Housing Joint Powers Authority (JPA), which was formed to support the development of workforce housing for member agencies (including Placer County, Nevada County, Tahoe Forest Hospital District, Tahoe Truckee Unified School District, Truckee Donner Public Utility District, Truckee Tahoe Airport District) by acquiring, developing, or contracting for workforce housing and supporting housing programs for agency employees.
- Hardy is working with the Town of Truckee to examine and improve regulations around vanlife regulations, including identifying resources, such as parking and blackwater waste disposal sites, collaborating with Hipcamp, and more.
- Learn more about the County's latest affordable and workforce housing projects.
Peak Period Visitor Impacts
Truckee's population increased by at least 4,000 residents during the COVID-19 pandemic. This, combined with an overall increase in utilization of outdoor recreational opportunities, led to unsustainable impacts on the entire region, including trash, traffic, parking, conflicts over access, need for additional infrastructure, and more.
- Supervisor Bullock founded a group to bring together the leadership of all the organizations impacted by or working to address issues. The CCC - Convene, Champion & Catalyze - has initiated critical conversations, and catalyzed solutions.
Public Health & COVID-19 Response
Supporting and following the guidance of public health officials and health experts is critical to the wellbeing of all members of our community.
- Supervisor Bullock helped get Tahoe Truckee Unified School District's staff vaccinated so they could re-open. It was one of the first school districts in the state to get all staff members vaccinated.
- Supervisor Bullock supports Dr. Scott Kellerman, Nevada County's Public Health Officer, as well as science and public health mandates.
- Visit the County's Coronavirus page for information on testing, vaccination, and support for individuals and businesses
Supervisor Bullock's lifelong passion for the outdoors, spending most weekends in the backcountry, off the grid, exploring new places to climb, ride, and hike, drives him to advocate for world-class recreational access and opportunities in District 5.
- Recreation Master Plan - At the October 12, 2021 board meeting, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding was requested for the purpose of preparing a recreation master plan. An RFP to prepare that plan will be issued in the fall of 2021, with completion targeted for fall or winter 2022. The process will seek input from the public on recreation desires and establish Nevada County's recreation priorities.
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- Through the Open Space / Trails Ad Hoc Committee, Hardy is helping the county to establish its recreation priorities and advance recreation projects like Pines to Mines.
- Heart of Gold Gravel bike race - Hardy organized this race to raise funds to support teen mental wellness.
- Pines to Mines Trail - This trail will eventually connect Nevada City to Truckee. Connected communities is a concept that uses trail networks creating accessibility across diverse landscapes for multiple user groups such as cyclist, hikers, and equestrian enthusiast.
- Responsible Hirschdale Recreation Access - In September 2021, Supervisor Bullock held a community meeting to better understand the conflict between recreationalists and private land owners. Since then, a working group has been formed to advise the County on resolution.
What's Happening in District 5
There is always something happening in District 5. Learn more from some of our community partners:
District 5 News
September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. As part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month the county has planned a number of activities, including training opportunities for community members and a virtual Suicide Prevention Town Hall with YubaNet. Read on...
On September 28, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors passed two resolutions accepting grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The two programs will provide critical defensible space assistance. Read on...
Built for Zero, a national initiative, has welcomed Nevada County into the cohort of communities in the “last mile” of ending homelessness for a specific population. Read on...