Supervisor District 1


District 1 includes Nevada City and the unincorporated areas of Banner Mountain, Cascade Shores, Deer Creek, and the Highway 174 corridor. Use the interactive map above to explore District 1.

Supervisor Heidi Hall

District 1 is represented by Supervisor Heidi Hall, who began her first term in January of 2017. Supervisor Hall's current four-year term began in January 2021. She served as Board Chair in 2020.

Learn more about Supervisor Hall

View a list of District 1 Supervisors, from 1856 to the present.

Committees & Commissions

Current Member:

  • California State Association of Counties Board of Directors (CSAC)
    • Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources Committee, Co-Chair, 2021-Present
    • Broadband Task Force, 2020-Present
    • Cannabis Working Group, 2022
    • Nevada County Representative, 2021-Present
  • CivicWell (formerly Local Government Commission), Treasurer/Secretary, 2019-Present
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Advisory Board, 2017-Present
  • National Association of Counties (NACo)
    • Nevada County Representative, 2020-Present
    • Public Lands Steering Committee, 2021-Present
    • Resilient Counties Advisory Board - Vice Chair, 2022
    • Rural Action Caucus (RAC) - Member, 2022
    • Public Lands Steering Committee (Payments Subcommittee) - Subcommittee Vice Chair, 2022
  • Nevada County Sanitation District #1 Board of Directors
  • Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board/Central Sierra Subregional (Representative)
  • Solid & Hazardous Waste Commission, 2021-Present
  • Yuba-Bear Watershed Council, 2017-Present
  • Yuba River Public Safety Cohort, 2017-Present

Current Alternate:

Past Member:

  • Cannabis Working Group, 2019-2020
  • First Five Nevada County Children and Families First Commission, 2019
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Ad Hoc Subcommittee, 2021
  • Outdoor Recreational and Economic Development Master Planning Subcommittee, 2021
  • Recreation Services and Open Space Ad Hoc Subcommittee, 2021
  • Remote Access Network Committee, 2020

Supervisor Hall's Priorities

Each year, the Board of Supervisors adopts a set of objectives to guide county operations, programs, and services. Learn more about Supervisor Hall's work on these and other priorities below.

Broadband Access

Board ObjectivesEquitably expand broadband to support economic development, distance-learning, telework, telemedicine, and general quality of life for all residents by championing the implementation of Nevada County Broadband Strategy Plan policies and last-mile infrastructure projects.

Supervisor Hall advocates for the interests of rural counties on the California State Association of Counties' (CSAC) Broadband Taskforce.

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Emergency Preparedness

Ready Nevada County logoLead the community in all-hazards planning, preparedness, response, and recovery with a focus on wildfire.




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Cannabis Compliance & Equity

Round Cannabis Compliance LogoMaintain and continue to improve the cannabis permitting and enforcement program to promote permitted cannabis activities while investigating options for additional license types related to larger cultivation area and micro-businesses.

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Homelessness

Better Together icon with white house on round blue backgroundIn partnership with community providers and other jurisdictions, utilize housing first and continue efforts to prevent homelessness, provide emergency shelter, expand supportive services, secure housing, and enhance coordination to address the needs of the homeless population and to mitigate impacts on the community.

Learn more:

  • In 2017, Supervisor Hall formed the Homelessness Process Improvement Group, whose recommendations were included in the county's 2018 Homeless Services Plan.
  • If you are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of losing your home, please contact 211 Connecting Point by calling 2-1-1 or 1-833-DIAL211.
  • Learn about the Coordinated Entry process to ensure that all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access to services

Housing

Icon of a simple white house on a blue backgroundCoordinate with local jurisdictions, developers, and other partners to facilitate the development of and access to affordable and workforce housing development.

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Racial Equity & Social Justice

Hands of all colors come together in the centerSupervisor Hall 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.

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Outdoor Recreation & Trails

Silhouette of a Mountain Bike Rider

Supervisor Hall works to support and advance recreational opportunities in our community while protecting the natural resources in our region.

Supervisor Hall co-leads the Yuba River Public Safety Cohort to coordinate efforts between the many agencies that manage public safety in the Yuba River corridor.

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Public Health & COVID-19 Response

Female Doctor in MaskAs Chair of the Board of Supervisors in 2020, Supervisor Hall helped lead the County through the Cornonavirus pandemic. 

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What's Happening in District 1

With a wide variety of community and cultural organizations, there is always something happening in District 1! Learn more from some of our community partners:

District 1 News

Subscribe to the District 1 newsletter for information and updates on Supervisor Hall's work.

  1. Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

    Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Emergency Shelter

    The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather Thursday night through Saturday morning. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol Thursday and Friday nights. Learn More
  2. IMM Econ Report NewsFlash

    County Releases Independent Report: “Economic Impact of the Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project”

    Nevada County has released the final independent report, “Economic Impact of the Proposed Idaho-Maryland Mine Project.” The Idaho-Maryland Mine would reinitiate underground mining and gold mineralization processing in Nevada County, if approved. Learn More
  3. NewsFlash (2)

    Christmas Tree Permits in Tahoe and Plumas National Forest

    How do you reduce wildfire risk and increase holiday cheer? By obtaining a Christmas Tree Permit, of course! Removing small-diameter trees from selected areas reduces wildfire risk by reducing over-growth, particularly among firs. Learn More
  4. Live or Own an ADU? Do our survey link in bio or post

    Own or Live in an ADU in Nevada County? Share Your Story, Get Paid, Help Promote ADUs/JADUs

    Live in or Own an ADU in Nevada County? Mother Lode ADU – a new initiative from Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, and Nevada counties is looking for those who own or live in ADU's to tell their story. If selected to participate, you will receive up to $200. Learn More
  5. Nevada County Voters Choose Not to Adopt Measure V

    Nevada County Voters Choose Not to Adopt Measure V

    On November 8th, Nevada County voters opted not to approve Measure V, the “Wildfire Prevention, Emergency Services and Disaster Readiness” measure. Learn More
  6. Cold Weather Shelter_NewsFlash

    Nevada County and Sierra Roots Open Cold Weather Emergency Shelter

    The National Weather Service predicts significantly COLD weather Thursday night through Saturday morning. Considering the weather prediction, Sierra Roots and the County are activating the Cold Weather Shelter Protocol Thursday and Friday nights. Learn More
  7. State and Federal Issues

    My service to you as District 1 Supervisor goes beyond monitoring and influencing local decision-making and government services. I also track and help shape state and federal legislation that impacts our county. Learn More
  8. Halloween Spooktacular at the Eric Rood Center

    Halloween Spooktacular at the Eric Rood Center

    Nevada County is thrilled to welcome trick-or-treaters to the Eric Rood Center on October 31st from 3:00 to 5:00 pm for a fun, family-friendly Halloween event. We’re partnering with the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce... Learn More
  9. Micro-Grants to Local Firewise Communities

    Eleven Micro-Grants Awarded to Firewise Communities in District 1

    The Nevada County Office of Emergency Services (OES) recently awarded a number of micro-grants to support recognized Firewise Communities in reducing wildfire risk. Congratulations to District 1, which submitted many applications for these funds... Learn More
  10. Heart of Gold Gravel Ride

    Race for Teen Mental Wellness

    The Heart of Gold bike ride, founded by District 5 Supervisor Hardy Bullock, will take place on October 8 in Nevada City, starting and ending at the Rood Center. The race follows an exciting 46 or 74-mile course through the Sierra Nevada foothills... Learn More
  11. Burn Ban

    Fire Season is Not Over

    I know we all breathed a huge sigh of relief during the recent spell of rain and cool weather. Not only did it help contain the Mosquito Fire and dramatically improve our local air quality, but it added some desperately needed moisture into... Learn More
  12. Brunswick Commons Is Complete

    New Affordable Housing Project Completed

    On Monday, September 19, residents began moving into Nevada County’s newest affordable housing community, Brunswick Commons housing development, concluding four years of hard work to bring this project from concept to reality. Learn More
  13. Ballot Measure NewsFlash

    The Real Deal on Measure V

    As wildfires become more frequent and more destructive, heat events become increasingly common, and climate uncertainties mean more risk of droughts, floods, and extreme weather events, Nevada County must be well prepared for ongoing natural disasters. Learn More
  14. Yuba River Cohort-20220816-1055

    South Yuba River Public Safety Cohort Celebrates 5 Years

    The South Yuba River Public Safety Cohort, a multi-agency work group amongst its members as “The Cohort,” recently celebrated five years of meeting monthly to coordinate public safety efforts in the Yuba River corridor. Learn More
  15. Cooling Center_NewsFlash (1)

    County Cooling Centers Extended Through Friday at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley Libraries

    Due to the extended Excessive Heat Warning, Cooling Centers will remain open at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley libraries from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. through Friday, September 9th. Learn More
  16. Brunswick Commons Rsign with the building in the background

    Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons

    Nevada County celebrated the completion of the newly constructed Brunswick Commons housing development Monday, August 22. The project will provide 41 units of affordable housing to homeless or at-risk of homelessness individuals. Learn More
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  18. Cannabis tax relief

    State and Federal Issues

    My service to you as District 1 Supervisor goes beyond monitoring and influencing local decision-making and government services. I also track and help shape state and federal legislation that impacts our county. Learn More
  19. Elections Integrity

    Elections Integrity

    As you may have heard, Randy Economy, a Southern California talk show host and key player in last year’s gubernatorial recall effort, recently requested a recount of the June 7 clerk-recorder race. Natalie Adona won the race, securing 67.9% of the vote.. Learn More
  20. Ballot Initiative

    Historic Neighborhoods District Ballot Initiative in Nevada City

    Nevada City has received a ballot initiative from proponents of a measure that proposes to create a Historic Neighborhoods District within the City. The City is not the sponsor of this initiative and presently does not take a position on the initiative. Learn More
  21. Summer Nights

    Summer Nights Event in Nevada City - July 27, 6 - 9:30 pm

    This street festival of art and music has been an annual tradition in this quaint, scenic and, sometimes, quirky community for almost 30 years. Summer Nights returns in 2022 with familiar and new vendors and fun family activities. Learn More
  22. Summer at the library
  23. Community collaboration

    Kudos to District 1 Community Groups

    I recently attended community meetings hosted by Friends of Banner Mountain and the You Bet Firewise Community. I was very impressed by the organization and sophistication I witnessed in these groups. Learn More
  24. Overgrown forest

    Fuels Clearing on Bureau of Land Management Parcels

    Creating defensible space around our properties and along evacuation routes is on everyone’s mind. But the hard work and money that goes into that work doesn't pay off the way we expect it to when a neighbor's property remains untreated. Learn More
  25. Thank you

    Thank You to Firefighters and First Responders

    A structure fire near Rice's Crossing was first reported Tuesday, June 28, 2022 around 2 pm. It spread into surrounding vegetation and became what is now known as the Rices Fire. By July 7, it had burned 904 acres and 13 structures and was 98% contained. Learn More
  26. New Domain

    New Web Domain for Nevada County

    Have you seen the County’s updated website? It showcases beautiful scenes from Nevada County, it’s easier to use, and it offers helpful new features, such as a translation tool that can convert all of the text on the site into a language you pick! Learn More
  27. Gavel

    Seeking to Appoint Two New Members to a Board and Commission

    Find out more about two enriching opportunities to serve the county as one of my appointees on two important groups. Learn More
  28. Neighbors Giving Each Other a High Five

    Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Cascade Shores

    Nevada County’s Building Director Craig Griesbach shared with me a special experience he had while working to address green waste cleanup needs around the county: “This past month, I met a disabled veteran and his neighbor in Cascade Shores..." Learn More
  29. Downed Trees Due to Snow

    Continued Aftermath of Winter Storm Debris - Conversations with AT&T

    Many AT&T customers experienced serious landline and cell phone disruptions during Snowmaggedon and its aftermath in late December / early January. Because of the volume of issues and length of time it took AT&T to address these issues... Learn More
  30. Woman looking through binoculars

    Looking Ahead in 2022

    Keep reading to discover highlights from the board's 2022 priority-setting workshop, the completion of some critical projects from 2021, and updates on the Idaho Maryland Mine project. Learn More
  31. Circle of Hands

    Racial Equity and Social Justice

    At our 2022 Board Workshop planning meeting, we agreed to bring forth the following additional statement to our vision and mission, in recognition of the importance of social and racial justice goals. Learn More
  32. Network Cables

    Broadband

    Large infrastructure projects, like expanding internet service, never move as quickly as we’d like. Even so, we made notable progress expanding high-speed internet (i.e., “broadband”) in Nevada County in 2021. Learn More
  33. Downed Trees Due to Snow

    Snowpocalypse 2021

    Most prominently in all our minds is the major snow event and subsequent damage – including downed trees and powerlines – that hit Nevada County in late December. Learn More
  34. Circle of Hands

    Local History and JEDI

    Tackling important issues that speak to the fabric of our community. Read on...
  35. Nevada County Kids Getting Vaccinated

    COVID-19 and Vaccines

    Over 75,000 vaccine doses have been administered here in Nevada County. Read on...
  36. Low Water at Scotts Flat

    Severe Drought and Emergency Preparedness

    Last week, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services launched a new zone-based evacuation tool called Zone Haven. Read on...
  37. Network Cables

    Expanding High-Speed Internet Access

    At the end of April, the Board of Supervisors awarded $500,000 in Last-Mile Broadband Grants to four local internet service providers (ISPs). Read on...
  38. Deer Creek Tribute Trail

    Outdoor Recreation in Nevada County

    Celebrating, protecting, and advocating for our many local outdoor amenities are a key part of my service to Nevada County. Read on...
  39. MicroBiz Grants

    Support for Local Microbusinesses: Nevada County Will Open Microbusiness Grants on February 23rd

    Microbusinesses in Nevada County may be eligible for $2,500 in grant funding. Applications will be open Friday, February 23rd at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, March 25th at 5:00 p.m. Learn More
  40. 2022 PIT Count - NewsFlash

    Nevada County’s 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count Set for February 24th

    Point-in-time (PIT) counts are required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive federal funding to address homelessness. Results will be posted to BetterTogetherNevadaCounty.org once available. Learn More
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  42. Volunteers Help Load Firewood 1.2.2022

    Firewood Available for Residents without Power

    Nevada County has firewood pick-up locations across Nevada City and Grass Valley to make firewood available to residents without power. Learn More
  43. Storm Recovery Fee Waivers and Priority Permitting

    Priority Permitting and Fee Waiver for Winter Storm Damage

    Residents with storm damage repairs will receive priority permitting and have local fees waived for repair permits through the Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA) for serious repairs needed following the December 27, 2021 winter storm. Learn More
  44. Notice of Availability Draft EIR & Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments Idaho-Maryland Mine.

    Notice of Availability of Idaho-Maryland Mine Draft EIR & Public Meeting to Provide Comments

    Notice is hereby given that a 60-day review period has begun to provide interested individuals an opportunity to review & respond to the adequacy of the draft environmental impact report prepared for that project known as the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project. Learn More
  45. MicroBiz Grants

    Support for Local Microbusinesses: Nevada County Will Open Microbusiness Grants on February 23rd

    Microbusinesses in Nevada County may be eligible for $2,500 in grant funding. Applications will be open Friday, February 23rd at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, March 25th at 5:00 p.m. Learn More
  46. 2022 PIT Count - NewsFlash

    Nevada County’s 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count Set for February 24th

    Point-in-time (PIT) counts are required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive federal funding to address homelessness. Results will be posted to BetterTogetherNevadaCounty.org once available. Learn More