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Nevada County Adult Services IHSS Ranks Outstanding in State Review

The California Department of Social Services, In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) Quality Assurance and Improvement Branch visited Nevada County Social Services for a site review of the Adult Services IHSS program on December 12th through the 14th. Nevada County’s Adult Services IHSS program provides assistance to eligible aged, blind and disabled individuals who are unable to remain safely in their own homes without this assistance.

The State Auditors reviewed IHSS cases, policies and procedures and accompanied the Quality Assurance Officer on a home visit.  The results of their visit were outstanding thanks to Nevada County’s highly skilled and dedicated team.  Nevada County was awarded a certificate for maintaining over a 99.7% timely reassessment compliance rate for fiscal year 2017/2018!  

The IHSS program has been serving Nevada County residents for over 40 years.  Nevada County IHSS currently provides services to 680 recipients in Nevada County, allowing them to remain safely in their own home as opposed to having to enter costly nursing facilities or hospitals.


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Shelly O'Connor awarded at Spirit of Veterans Day Ceremony

County Employee Honored for Volunteer Work with Veterans

Michelle (Shelly) O'Connor, a Human Services Specialist with the Department of Social Services, was recently recognized by the California State Assembly for her volunteer work with Veterans at the 8th Annual "Spirit of Veterans Day" Ceremony. 

"I come from a military family and this is my way to serve by volunteering with my veterans.  I love it.  It is very rewarding being able to help out these guys and gals after they have given some much for us," said Shelly.

Shelly is always on hand to help out Veterans and is working on getting certified to be able to assist Veterans more.

Congratulations and thank you Shelly for your dedication and passion for serving our veterans!

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CDA Newsletter

Subscribe to CDA's Newsletter

There is a lot going on in the Community Development Agency (CDA)! From capital projects to changes in permitting, CDA always has information to share with community stakeholders to keep them informed.  Because of this, CDA has reintroduced a biannual newsletter to provide information on services, updates on Agency activities and projects, and keep residents informed.

Our Fall/Winter edition was recently released. It provides information on scheduling building inspections, gives an update on cannabis permitting, and explains what a Weights and Measures Official does. It also discusses the Planning Department's 6th Cycle Housing Element Update, highlights the Environmental Health Department's 2018 achievements, and more. Stay informed by subscribing to CDA's newsletter.


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Ask Nevada County app and website

Report Road Service Requests through Ask Nevada County App and Website

National Weather Service Sacramento is predicting blustery winds throughout Nevada County on New Year’s Eve Day, which may impact travel due to down branches from weakened trees. Submit service requests, such as a down tree on a County road, to Public Works on the Ask Nevada County mobile app and website. Service requests can be submitted for a variety of County road issues such as down trees, drainage issues, potholes and pavement maintenance, or illegal dumping.

The Ask Nevada County mobile app is available for free in Apple’s App Store or in Android Google Play, and is also available online on the County’s website.


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YubaNet's 25 Weeks to Prepare for Fire Season: Roof, Gutter and Screens

It's not too early to start preparing for the 2019 fire season. Follow along with YubaNet’s weekly articles aimed at helping residents take “bite sized” steps to prepare for the next high fire season. Over 25 weeks the articles will address, “vegetation management on private properties, how to harden your home, what you need to do now to be ready if/when evacuations are being called for your area, how-to guides for communication plans, evacuation plans, how Nevada County Schools prepare for wildfire and more. Each story will have resources to help you keep your family safe.”

The focus for Week 3 is on roofs, gutters and screens. Hardening your home is an important part of preparing for wildfire. This includes making sure your roof and gutters are free of leaves and debris, and checking and replacing your roofing vent screens to help reduce ember intrusion into your home.


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Habitat for Humanity Homes Application Information Meeting, January 9th and 12th  

Join Nevada County Habitat for Humanity for an Application Information Meeting on Habitat Homes. Two Application Information Meetings will take place at the United Methodist Church in Grass Valley on Wednesday, January 9th, at 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, January 12th, at 1:00 p.m.

Habitat Homes are affordable because they are built by volunteers working in partnership with the future home owner. Homes are sold to the homeowner family at no profit with an affordable 0% interest mortgage.

To reserve your spot, or for more information, call (530) 274-1951.


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County Offices Closed January 1st in Observance of New Year’s Eve

Wishing you a Happy New Year!

All administrative County offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 1st, in observance of the New Year’s Day holiday.  Public safety and Sheriff's patrol services will continue. Normal business hours for other offices will resume on Wednesday, January 2nd.

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Job Openings at Nevada County: Public Health Immunization Coordinator/Nurse

Nevada County employs approximately 800 employees covering a full range of services and positions, from accountants to wastewater treatment system operators. In Nevada County, quality of life comes first. It is the only rural California county with two designated Cultural Arts Districts and is known for its abundance of outdoor recreational activities.

Nevada County Public Health is hiring for a Immunization Coordinator/Public Health Nurse on their Client Care Services Team. As the Immunization Coordinator, you will be responsible for providing vaccinations to adults and children in Nevada County, and for coordinating Public Health's outreach efforts throughout the community to raise awareness of the importance of vaccines. Through collaboration with a wide variety of partners, you will develop, implement, and evaluate strategies to increase immunization rates for children and adults, thus reducing the number of people in our community affected by vaccine-preventable diseases. In addition, you will assist in other aspects of communicable disease control, response to disasters, and other public health programs and interventions as assigned. Join Public Health's dynamic, professional team committed to keeping Nevada County's residents safe and healthy. 

Apply today! Applications are due by January 18th at 5:00 p.m.

Find out more information about this position online. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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