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Top Accomplishments of 2019

Before ringing in the New Year, here’s a look back at a few 2019 accomplishments in Nevada County.

In addition to core services, Nevada County had new achievements in 2019 from beginning the Ponderosa West shaded fuel break, issuing our first cannabis permits, breaking ground on the expansion and sewer lines on Combie Road to allow more businesses development, launching innovative new programs like the HOME Team to connect with local homeless residents, leveraging County funding as deferred loans to make the Penn Valley Senior Housing project a reality, to tackling a record-setting snowy February (with 20 foot snow banks!) and keeping unincorporated Truckee roads open.

Thank you to our residents and community partners for making Nevada County a great place to live, work and play!

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Christmas Tree Recycling

Free Christmas Tree Recycling

Once the Christmas holiday is over, recycle your Christmas tree for free at several locations in Western Nevada County. Trees can be disposed of in your Waste Management green waste collection service by cutting the tree into three foot sections and placing them in the green waste cart, or bring your tree to one of the five Western Nevada County locations to recycle them. Please remember, trees must be free of ornaments, lights or metal stands and un-flocked.  Take advantage of free Christmas tree recycling and help keep Nevada County litter free.

Due to the New Year’s Day holiday, Waste Management of Nevada County will not operate any collections on January 1st. If your collection day falls on or after either of these holidays, it will be delayed one day.

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Community Development Partners with QLess to Reduce Wait Times

The Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA) has implemented QLess, a dynamic line-management solution, to reduce wait times for customers. QLess helps organizations of all sizes improve the customer experience with an easy-to-use app, and is used all over the world.

The most exciting benefit of using QLess is giving customers the ability to join a line remotely. Nevada County CDA customers now can join a line via the County's website, or from their mobile phones via text or the QLess app.

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Tex Ritter

Tex Ritter, Director of Social Services, Announces Retirement

Nevada County's Social Services Director, Tex Ritter, has announced his retirement for late February 2020. Tex is a licensed attorney who has worked for Nevada County for over 10 years as the Director of Child Support, Interim Director of Public Health and, most recently, the Director of Social Services.

Tex transitioned Nevada County's Child Support Department, also known as Sierra Nevada Regional Department of Child Support Services (SNRDCSS), into one of the highest preforming departments in the State. Nevada County thanks Tex for his dedication, creativity, and focus on customer service and performance that he brought to the County over the past decade.

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Seed Swap

First Seed Swap of 2020

The Madelyn Helling Library is here to support Nevada County gardeners. Let's get started planning our gardens early this year! Come to the Gene Albaugh Community room between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, January 4th for the 2nd Annual Nevada County Community Seed Swap. 

Attendees are invited to bring extra seeds from last growing season or seeds they know they don't need this season. Everyone that brings seeds to donate will have priority in selecting seeds from the swap. All leftover seeds will be added to the Seed Library. The Seed Library is free and there are no limits on how many seeds you can take, but participants are asked to take only what they can use.

Library Event Calendar

Social Hour at the Library

On January 2nd, the Madelyn Helling Library is kicking off a monthly Social Hour from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. New to Nevada County? The library loves to introduce newcomers to everything Nevada County has to offer. Went through a big life change and looking for new friends? Just want to get out of the house? Come to the library's Social Hour!

On the first Thursday of each month, the Social Hour program will have games, crafts, and snacks. Come meet new people and make new friends. Future dates include February 6th, March 5th, April 2nd, May 7th, and June 4th. Attendance is free and no registration is required!

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Better Together Nevada County

Better Together Volunteer Hub Launches

Homelessness is a complex issue impacting our community. There is no one way to solve the problem, just as there is no single reason people may become homeless. In the continued effort to keep our community safe and care for the most vulnerable among us, Nevada County has reimagined what "Better Together" means in terms of meaningful collaboration by creating an easy way for community members to volunteer with non-profits working on homeless issues.

By visiting, interested volunteers can find opportunities that will directly support people experiencing homelessness.

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We're Hiring

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.

Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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