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Susan George: Nevada City Chamber to honor outstanding community service contributions

The Nevada City Chamber annually awards honors to citizens who make notable contributions to the community. The 2017 recipient of the Elza Kilroy Award for outstanding community service is Pascale Fusshoeller, editor and co-founder of YubaNet.

She is being honored for her dedication to providing news to the community and real-time coverage of wildfire incidents in Nevada County.

Barbara Tanner, Nevada City event coordinator, was awarded the Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Visual Arts Award, Sierra Stages was awarded the Dr. Leland and Sally Lewis Performing Arts Award and the Music in the Mountains Young Composers Program is the recipient of the 2017 Live Music Award.

The work of Rebecca Coffman, landscape architect, received recognition and was awarded the Annual Stan Halls Architectural Award and Dan Reinhart Masonry was chosen as the recipient of the W. Lon Cooper New Construction Award.

The award winners were nominated and selected by the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce board of directors and the awards will be presented at the Chamber’s 116th annual Installation and Award Dinner on Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

Penn Valley 10th Annual Community Town Hall Meeting

On Tuesday, Jan. 16, the Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce will host the 10th annual Penn Valley Town Hall Meeting in the community room of the Penn Valley Seventh-day Adventist Church located at 17645 Penn Valley Drive. The doors will open at 6 p.m. with program presentations beginning at 6:30 p.m.

The keynote speaker, District 4 Supervisor Hank Weston, will cover updates on County projects and activities. During 2018 Hank, who has been an impressive representative for Penn Valley and all of District 4, will be will completing his third and final term in office.

He will be missed, but Penn Valley does wish him an enjoyable retirement and appreciate all he had done for his constituents.

Jack Valentine, president of the Lake Wildwood Association, will report on happenings in the Lake Wildwood community and Joanne Drummond, executive director of the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County, will discuss the Council’s outreach and education on emergency preparedness, defensible space, landowner assistance programs and fuel reduction efforts.

Sue Hoek, a 2018 candidate for District 4 Supervisor, will introduce the Penn Valley Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) members and outline the MAC’s role in the community.

Another highlight of the meeting will be the presentation of a new Automated External Defibrillator (AED) to a local business as part of the Penn Valley Area Chamber’s ongoing CPR Training Program.

For more information about the Town Hall meeting or when the next CPR Training Class is scheduled, please contact the Penn Valley Area Chamber of Commerce at 530-432-1802.

What is the Nevada County Regional Chambers of Commerce?

The Nevada County Regional Chambers of Commerce (NCRCC) was founded in 2010 by six Chambers of Commerce located in both Western and Eastern Nevada County.

The Corporation is a nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation and was not organized for the private gain of any person, but rather to collaboratively serve visitors to Nevada County and promote the general welfare and prosperity of the business community within Nevada County and generally advance the interests of the County of Nevada through it activities.

The Nevada County Regional Chamber of Commerce Alliance of Chambers wishes all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!

Susan George is a co-founder of The Nevada County Regional Chambers of Commerce. She can be reached at

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