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Nevada County November 6th Election

November 6th Election: 11-Day Vote Centers Open Tomorrow, October 27th

The November 6th General Election is fast approaching! Staring Saturday, October 27th, the 11-Day Vote Centers open through Election Day.

Nevada County is under a new model this election season called the Voter’s Choice Act, providing greater flexibility and convenience for voters. Nevada County voters can vote by mail or drop their ballot in a Nevada County Drop Box any time before Election Day, or stop by one of Nevada County’s Vote Centers starting on Saturday.

Not registered to vote yet? There is still time! Nevada County residents can register and vote the same day at any Vote Center location.

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USDA Nonprofit and Housing Resources Workshop

USDA Visiting Nevada County for Nonprofit and Housing Resources Workshop

On October 30th the County of Nevada and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development are teaming up to host a financial resources workshop geared toward the nonprofit and housing communities. This event is free and open to the public. Individuals, nonprofit organizations, lenders, realtors and developers are encouraged to attend and bring project concepts to discuss in the interactive question and answer sessions.

The first half of the workshop will focus on funding available to nonprofit organizations and public bodies through USDA Rural Development's Community Facilities Loan and Grant Program. The latter half of the presentation will cover several financial assistance opportunities available for very-low to moderate-income homebuyers and homeowners.

This event is free and open to the public. Individuals, nonprofit organizations, lenders, realtors and developers are encouraged to attend and bring project concepts as well as questions to discuss in the interactive question and answer sessions.

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Mali Dyck

Mali Dyck Appointed as Assistant County CEO

Mali Dyck has been appointed as Nevada County’s Assistant County Executive Officer (CEO).

Mali has been with Nevada County for over six years, most recently serving as Interim Human Resources Director as well as Interim Deputy County Executive Officer.  She has been involved in numerous projects and initiatives across the County ranging from strategic planning, to labor negotiations and workforce development opportunities.

Mali starts as Assistant CEO on November 5th.

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Trick or Treater's at Rood Center

Trick or Treat with the County!

It's almost that time of year - Halloween!  Bring your family and trick-or-treat at offices in the Eric Rood Administrative Center, and the lobbies of our Crown Point and Brighton Greens campuses on October 31st between 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

In addition to the lobbies of Crown Point and Brighton Greens, over 11 offices are participating at the Eric Rood Administration Center. Come in your costume and bring your candy container! We hope to see you there!

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Rx medications

Free Rx Medication Take-Back Day in Nevada County, October 27th

Most of us have a leftover bottle of prescription medication in our medicine cabinet that we no longer need or is expired. But few of us know what to properly do with prescription drugs once we no longer need them (here's a hint: don't flush them or throw them in the trash!).

Saturday, October 27th, is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, a free event hosted in collaboration with the DEA and many local community partners. Participate and drop off your unused prescriptions at participating locations in Truckee, Nevada City, Grass Valley, and Penn Valley.

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Nevada City Cemetery

Nevada County Community Library Pine Grove Cemetery Tour

The Doris Library for Historical Research will conduct a tour of the Pine Grove cemetery on Saturday, October 27th from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. This special Halloween program will begin at the historic Pinegrove cemetery, located on Red Dog Road in Nevada City. Local cemetery expert, author, and archaeologist Chris Ward, will provide an in-depth look at headstone signs and symbology, and discuss the historically rich lives of many of the Pinegrove occupants.

After the tour, participants are welcome to return to the Foley Library located at 211 North Pine Street in Nevada City for refreshments provided courtesy of the Friends of the Nevada County Libraries. Foley Library staff will be on hand to assist participants with further exploration of the Pinegrove cemetery and Nevada County history.

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Environmental Health Summit, November 13th

The Sierra Fund (TSF) is excited to invite those who live, work or play in Nevada County to attend a free evening of discussion about the unique environmental health challenges that impact Gold Country communities.

TSF staff will give lightning talks on four identified environmental health issues including Mercury in fish, dusty recreation and heavy metal exposure, water quality and access, and wildfire and air quality. A panel of local experts, including Environmental Health Director Amy Irani, will be asked to respond and to identify resources to confront these issues.

Ample time will be provided for attendees to engage in conversation, ask questions and describe their perception of environmental health challenges and opportunities in our region. Light refreshments and free childcare will be provided.

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Local Road Safety Plan Workshop, October 31st

In 2017, over 50% of fatalities occurred on rural roads, but just 19% of Americans live in rural areas.  Roads in rural areas may have design elements that increase the risk of fatalities or serious injuries, such as high speed limits, narrow lane widths and shoulders, steep ditches or trees close to the roadway.

A Local Road Safety Plan (LRSP) offers a proactive approach for local agencies to address safety issues. An LRSP can show the public and policymakers that something is being done to systematically reduce severe crashes. Improving road safety is a benefit for everyone involved.

To find out more about Nevada County's Local Road Safety Plan and how you can help implement the LRSP, plan to attend a "Local Road Safety Plan Stakeholder Meeting" on October 31st from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers at the Eric Rood Administration Center in Nevada City.  If you plan to attend the LRSP stakeholder meeting on October 31st, please RSVP to by October 26th.

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Cannabis Conversation: Temporary Local Authorization Permit

In response to recent changes in State law, The Board of Supervisors passed a resolution on October 23, 2018 authorizing the Community Development Agency to establish a pre-application conditional process for temporary local authorization regarding cannabis cultivation for State temporary licenses. 

Once the applicant determines their compliance with all of the above, they will need to submit a complete temporary local authorization application packet. Once the application packet is thoroughly completed and signed it must be sent via email to or submitted in person at the Rood Government Center's Community Development Agency located at 950 Maidu Avenue, Suite 170 (first floor), in Nevada City.

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MHSA Stakeholder & Community Meeting, November 1st

Nevada County Behavioral Health is hosting a Mental Health Services Act (MHSA) Stakeholder and Community Meeting on Thursday, November 1st, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Empire Room (second floor) of the Eric Rood Administrative Center in Nevada City.

The meeting includes learning more about mental health programs and services funded by Nevada County Behavioral Health from the MHSA, and an opportunity to provide public feedback on the proposed MHSA Innovation Project

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Penn Valley Area Plan Workshop

Don't Forget: Penn Valley Area Plan Community Workshop, November 1st

Join Nevada County's Planning Department and the Penn Valley Municipal Advisory Committee for the Penn Valley Area Plan Update Kick-Off Workshop.  The public workshop initiating the Penn Valley Area Plan Update will be on Thursday evening, November 1st, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Seventh Day Adventist Church located at 17645 Penn Valley Drive in Penn Valley.

The Penn Valley Area Plan will serve as the comprehensive land use and zoning plan for the Penn Valley area.  The plan is intended to guide development such that it is consistent with the community's vision and the Nevada County General Plan.

The current Penn Valley Village Area Plan was adopted in 2000.  The purpose for the update is to make adjustments based on the community’s current needs and prepare a plan that can realize opportunities in the future.

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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.

The Nevada County Assessor’s Office is hiring for a Senior Appraiser position in the Nevada City office.  This position is full-time and fully-benefited. 

The Assessor’s Office is looking for someone who is a strong collaborator and creative thinker, a skilled communicator exhibiting solid lead worker abilities, someone who is comfortable making and supporting subjective valuation decisions, who has excellent customer service skills, and who is passionate about public service. You would be joining a professional, high energy, and supportive organization of dedicated employees working in the diverse environment of California property taxation 

This lead position will be responsible for the oversight and daily management of a small team of individuals responsible for the annual valuation of all personal property in Nevada County.  Your team will be responsible for the discovery and assessment of various types of personal property and real property related fixtures encompassing businesses, vessels, aircraft, and mining claims.  Familiarity with audit procedures, e-filing, application of property tax exemptions and exclusions, California Revenue & Taxation Codes and Property Tax Rules is expected.  Knowledge of MegaByte property tax system is a plus!

Apply today!  Applications are due by November 7th.

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

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