Nevada County News | August 10, 2023

Kentucky Flat 4-H Vice President Avery Kay Emrich, age 13, and her goat Chickpea at the Nevada County Fair. Photo by Shawna Cresswell, Senior Management Technician in the Nevada County Human Resources Department.

Supervisors Approve New Nevada County Youth Commission

Nevada County is the first rural county and the eighth in California to create a local Youth Commission. The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the creation of the commission at their Tuesday, August 8th meeting.  

The Youth Commission is a group of volunteers aged 14-19 who either reside within Nevada County or are enrolled in Nevada County schools. Its mission is to identify, connect, and advocate for issues facing young people in Nevada County.

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Nevada County Awards $388,840 in Second Round of Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Grants

This week, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors approved a second round of awards, totaling $388,480, in Outdoor Visitor Safety Fund Program grants. The funds, which were granted to eight eligible entities, will help to increase resiliency and promote health and safety at highly impacted outdoor recreation destinations. 

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Nevada County Civil Engineer Patrick Perkins provides an update on work being done on Donner Pass Road. An approximately 40-ton boulder fell from the cliff onto the roadway on June 9th. Crews have been working to assess the slope to ensure the rock is stable before reopening the road. Photo credit: Michael Cooper, KOLO TV News, Reno.

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Take Nevada County Connects to the Fair for Free

Nevada County Connects invites fairgoers to ride our new electric bus (ebus) and enjoy free fares to the fair! The ebus will be making appearances daily throughout the fair.

Take your nearest bus route to the Tinloy Transfer Center in downtown Grass Valley and catch our free shuttle to the main gate of the Fairgrounds. Hop on, skip the traffic, and enjoy the ride. All transit services are free through Sunday.

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Celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week in Nevada County

The Nevada County Department of Agriculture and the California Department of Food and Agriculture encourage you to celebrate National Farmers’ Market Week by visiting one or more of our six weekly farmers' markets operating throughout Nevada County.

This year’s celebration recognizes the influence farmers' markets have on the way we eat, shop, and connect to our food, farmers, and one another. 

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OES to Host Community Wildfire Protection Plan Lunch & Learns

The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is hosting four virtual  Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP) Lunch & Learns this month and the public is invited to join. The Lunch & Learns will be the first set of community workshops that support the CWPP update. These meetings will be hour-long workshops hosted online from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, organized geographically by Forecast Zones. 

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Board of Supervisors News

Supervisors Hear Possible Benefits of New Electricity Option

Three board members of Pioneer Community Energy urged the Board of Supervisors Tuesday to consider partnering with them for a new option for electricity service.


Pioneer Board Chair and Auburn Mayor Alice Dowdin Calvillo, Grass Valley City Council member Tom Ivy, and Nevada City Vice Mayor Gary Petersen said the County could have more local control over electricity service if it adopts a Community Choice Aggregation plan with them. 

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Come Work with Us!

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.

Systems Administrator

Information Systems is looking for an experienced Systems Administrator to join our team. This position provides a crucial service in managing IT systems that provide data storage, account/credential management, and maintenance of core systems that provide the applications each department depends on to perform their duties. 

Nevada County Information Systems is an award-winning department in innovation and collaboration and has placed in the top 5 of National Digital Counties for the last 15 years and 1st place 5 times, including this year. As systems administrator, you will work with our group of network analysts, desktop technicians, and applications analysts. 

Nevada County supports flexible work schedules and the possibility of working remotely several days per week.

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


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