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Brunswick Commons Affordable Housing and Homeless Resource Center Open House

The proposed Brunswick Commons project is a mixture of affordable housing and a homeless resource center which includes transitional housing units.  This is a County-sponsored project located within the City of Grass Valley. Nevada County will host a public meeting on Thursday April 25th, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers to present conceptual architectural drawings, provide an overview of envisioned program activities, and gather public feedback and suggestions.

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Wildfire Speaker Series: Situational Awareness

Wildfire Speaker Series: Situational Awareness

On Monday, April 15th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at the Eric Rood Administrative Center, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services presents Situational Awareness, the third in a four-part speaker series, designed to educate and inspire the community to prepare for fire season.

Nevada County Sherriff Captain, now overseeing Nevada County's Office of Emergency Services, Jeff Pettitt and FREED Executive Director, Ana Acton will cover the basics of fire preparedness as well as specific tips to help the community become more situationally aware. This is a great opportunity to check your CodeRED status, learn the latest advice about Red Flag Warning Days, and review how your plan may need to adapt based on time of day, location, or recent life changes.

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Public Health tabletop exercise

Preparing, Training and Responding Together

On March 14th, the Nevada County Public Health Department's Emergency Preparedness Program, in conjunction with the Office of Emergency Services, facilitated a morning of training and a tabletop exercise.

There were 71 individual participants representing 35 community agencies and County departments. This number included local, regional and state staff from hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, other allied healthcare facilities, transportation agencies, law enforcement, fire departments, emergency medical services, and several County departments. The goal of the exercise was to prepare resource requests and practice filling those requests from the local level all the way through the statewide system.


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Arts and Economic Prosperity in Nevada County

Nevada County Arts Council is hosting a presentation on "Arts and Economic Prosperity in Nevada County" on Thursday, April 18th at 5:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers. "Arts and Economic Prosperity in Nevada County" was a year-long study into how the arts create jobs, generate commerce, and drive tourism. Randy Cohen, Vice President of Research and Policy at Americans for the Arts (AFTA), will be presenting key findings from the project and will share AFTA's research methodology.

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Supervisors Approve Urgency Interim Ordinance on Hemp

At Tuesday's April 9th Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board voted unanimously to adopt an urgency interim ordinance that established a temporary moratorium on the cultivation of industrial hemp for any purpose, including for commercial purposes or by "Established Agricultural Research Institutions." The Nevada County Community Development Agency and County Counsel recommended the ordinance due to many unknown conditions that exist at the state level, including a lack of regulations that address all aspects of the cultivation of industrial hemp.

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North San Juan Town Hall

North San Juan Town Hall Meeting Discussed Public Safety, Roads and Transit Services

On Thursday, April 11th, District IV Supervisor Susan Hoek, held a Town Hall meeting in North San Juan at the Oak Tree Lodge. The event was well attended and included Sheriff Shannan Moon, Public Works Director Trisha Tillotson, and Transit Services Manager Robin VanValkenburgh. The goal of the meeting was to discuss important issues that include law enforcement, road maintenance, and transit services. The event had approximately 60 people in attendance. Supervisor Hoek welcomed everyone and spoke about the importance of engaging the community.

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Youth advocating in Sacramento

Local Youth Coalition Participates in State-wide Advocacy Event in Sacramento

On Monday, March 18th, Nevada County Public Health's Tobacco Prevention Program supported several local youth in their participation in Youth Quest 2019. Youth Quest is an annual event hosted by the California Youth Advocacy Network to celebrate and promote youth advocacy in tobacco control.  Members of the Reform, Overcome, Support and Educate (ROSE) Coalition; a local youth-led tobacco prevention coalition; participated in this event, alongside 343 other California youth and adult supporters.

Youth Quest encourages youth advocates to build on their advocacy skills by sharing their local tobacco prevention work with their state legislators.


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Screen-free Week is About Education and Art Inside and Outside the Library

When you turn off your phones and TVs, what else is there to do? During Screen-Free Week this year, the Nevada County Community Library has you covered.

The international celebration, hosted by the nonprofit Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, takes place April 29 through May 5, 2019. Schools, libraries, communities, and families around the world will organize events designed to help children turn off screens to connect with family, friends, nature, and their own creativity.

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Library Hosts American Creed Community Conversations

On Thursday, April 18th, at 6:00 p.m., the Grass Valley Library – Royce Branch will host the first of three American Creed Community Conversations about connection, relationships, and the community. The public is invited to listen to a brief story and then participate in a discussion concerning the themes of the reading that will be moderated by Lori Burkhart-Frank.

Thursday's Community Conversation is the first of a series of library events reflecting the issues raised by the PBS documentary film American Creed. In American Creed, former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David M. Kennedy come together from different points of view to investigate the idea of a unifying American creed. Their spirited inquiry frames the stories of citizen-activists striving to realize their own visions of America's promise across deepening divides.


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Job Openings at Nevada County

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.

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