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CareForce Health Clinic

Free Dental, Vision and Medical Health Clinic, January 11th & 12th

United Way of Nevada County is hosting the free, two-day 2020 Health Clinic along with California CareForce on January 11th and 12th at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Free dental, vision and medical care will be offered to uninsured and underinsured individuals and families in the Nevada County. More than 300 volunteer healthcare professionals from throughout California are projected to provide critical care for an anticipated 500+ people per day. All services are FREE; clinic participants need NO proof of insurance, employment, income, residency, immigration status or an ID to receive them.
County nurses and eligibility staff will be onsite to provide flu shots and connect people to County services.

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Natalie Adona, Assistant Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters

Natalie Adona, Assistant Registrar of Voters: Your 2020 Election Survival Checklist

The 2020 election cycle has been in the news for what seems like forever (and ever…and ever), and now—in Game of Thrones, House of Stark-like fashion—it’s truly upon us. The abundance of election information can be overwhelming. Much of the information out there is useful but sometimes it’s just plain confusing.

So how can you ensure that you are able to exercise your civic duty? The Nevada County Elections Office is here to help you and all the voters in our great county! The best thing that you can do is empower yourself with information and preparation.

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Elections Job Fair

Elections Job Fair, January 14th

The Nevada County Elections Department is having a job fair Tuesday, January 14th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the lobby of the Eric Rood Administration Center 950 Maidu Avenue Nevada City. 

We are recruiting for vote center staff members for the upcoming March Presidential Primary Election as well as the November Presidential General Election.  Stop by to apply; interviews will be conducted on-site.  For questions, please call Ali O'Brien at 530-265-1604.

Nevada County Elections Office

Better Together Nevada County

County Accepting Prevention and Early Intervention Program Proposals

Nevada County Behavioral Health is accepting proposals for Prevention and Early Intervention programs funded by the Mental Health Services Act (MHSA).

This Request for Proposal (RFP) is for Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) programs serving Western Nevada County. A total of $556,000 is available in Fiscal Year 2020-2021 for the focus areas of Early Intervention, Homelessness Programs, Prevention, and Stigma Reduction. Proposals are due by 5:00 p.m. on February 7th. A pre-proposal conference will be held on January 9th at 1:30 p.m. at the Empire Room at the Eric Rood Center in Nevada City.

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Last Mile Broadband Grant Applications Open for Public Comment

In July 2019, the Board of Supervisors approved a contract with Sierra Business Council (SBC) to develop and administer a Last-Mile Broadband Grant Pilot Program.

SBC has received three applications which are now posted on the County's website for public comment until January 17th. Public comments will be taken into consideration by SBC when evaluating all three applications. Once all three applications have been evaluated, SBC will present to the Board their recommendations on the grant's awardees.

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Nevada County Economic Development Survey

Last Chance to Participate in the Economic Development Survey!

Economic Development means different things to different people. From CEOs to first time job seekers, telecommuters to retail workers, new small businesses to seasoned professionals, we are all part of the economy and County Staff welcomes your valuable insight.

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors sets its annual Priority Objectives each year during its workshop in January. The County's 2019 Priority Objectives include supporting job-enhancing economic development with an emphasis on infrastructure that expands or preserves commerce and provides leadership and coordination opportunities to bring funding sources and community partnerships

The survey is open through the end of the day today, January 3rd. Please take 3-5 minutes to complete this short survey and share with those who are invested in the success of Nevada County!

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Nevada County Reads & Writes

Station Eleven Announced as 2020 Reads and Writes Selection

The Nevada County Community Library is pleased to announce Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel as the Nevada County Reads and Writes NEA Big Read selection for 2020. Station Eleven describes a world of hope, of people coping with loss, and the power of art and relationships to fulfill us and sustain us. Copies of the book are available now at all Nevada County Community Libraries and through the Library’s digital resources, both audio and eBook formats.

The NEA Big Read is celebrated through Nevada County Reads and Writes and is presented in partnership with the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, Friends of the Nevada County Libraries, and InConcert Sierra with support from the National Endowment for the Arts. The Nevada County Community Library is one of 78 communities nationwide participating in the NEA Big Read from September 2019 through June 2020.

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Let’s Talk About Weed at the Library

In January 2020, the Madelyn Helling Library is hosting two programs that focus on different aspects of cannabis in communities.

First on January 10th, is an event in collaboration with POV, the award-winning independent nonfiction film series on PBS ( From 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., the Library will be hosting a viewing of the PBS POV short film, Standing Silent Nation. The next program on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. is a Livingroom Conversation on Legalized Marijuana. Living Room Conversations offers a simple, sociable and structured way to practice communicating across differences while building understanding and relationships.

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We're Hiring

Job Openings at Nevada County: Senior Planner

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.

The Planning Department is hiring a Senior Planner to oversee Advance and Current Planning projects, including developing Area/Community Plans, Zoning Ordinances and working on commercial, industrial and residential development projects of many shapes and sizes.  As a Senior Planner at Nevada County, you'll have an opportunity to interact with your community and will help develop plans and policies that will have a long-standing impact on the residents of eastern and western Nevada County. The ideal candidate will have extensive land use planning and CEQA experience as well as strong critical thinking, problem-solving and public communication skills.

Apply for the Senior Planner position by January 31st. Have a question? Contact Human Resources by calling (530) 265-7010 and selecting option 2.

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