Pete Peterson, Republican candidate for Secretary of State, will speak on Saturday, April 5 at the annual Nevada County Republican Party “Celebrate and Preserve Freedom” Spring Dinner and Scholarship Award Night. At the event, the Ruth and Drew Bedwell Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to a local area graduating high school senior.
Peterson was the first executive director of the bi-partisan organization, Common Sense California, which in 2010 joined with the Davenport Institute at the School of Public Policy to become the Davenport Institute for Public Engagement and Civic Leadership, where he is Executive Director.
Peterson has worked around the state consulting with governments from Bell to Vallejo to improve how they engage their residents in policy-making on issues ranging from the budget to water policy. He also teaches a masters’ class at Pepperdine University entitled “Leadership through Public Engagement.”
Local area elected officials will also be attending the event which begins at 5 p.m. with a no host cocktail reception followed by the dinner and program starting at 6 p.m. The cost is $50 per person. Tickets for a special VIP reception at 4:30 p.m. are also available. More information can be found on line at http://www.nevadacountygop.org or by calling 530-274-0803.