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Sandy Woods, who has served at the Nevada County Fair for 13 years, will succeed Ed Scofield as chief executive officer, the fair’s board of directors decided.

Woods has been deputy manager of the 17th District Agricultural Association – the fair’s official name – since 1995. The work has brought her into “all aspects of the fairground’s operations, including financial management, marketing, employee relations, facility management and contracting,” directors said in their announcement Wednesday.

Woods also has been on the board of the Western Fairs Association since 2005, is a director of the Nevada County Fairgrounds Foundation and a member of the Foothill Lions Club.

Scofield retired earlier this week after 25 years of heading up the fair. He is running for the District 2 county supervisor seat being left vacant by Sue Horne, who is running for the state Assembly.

– The Union staff

New blood sought for planning panel

Grass Valley Planning Commissioner David Emanuel resigned from his post Thursday at the request of Mayor Mark Johnson, who said he’s interested in getting new people involved in the decision-making process.

Emanuel, a retired engineer, had served on the commission for nearly three years as Johnson’s appointment. But Thursday, Johnson said several people have approached him with an interest in serving on the commission.

“Dave has done a fine job,” Johnson said. “I want to get as many people as possible involved in the decision-making process,” he said, adding that Emanuel has been his only choice during his current term.

Johnson didn’t have anybody in mind but could make a recommendation to the City Council at the March 11 or March 25 meeting, he said.

Johnson and Emanuel signed a letter announcing Emanuel’s resignation to fellow council members.

– Greg Moberly

Night classes for aspiring teachers

National University is offering night classes in Nevada City to help aspiring teachers earn a preliminary, multiple-subject teaching credential.

The classes are for bilingual teachers preparing to teach in a multicultural environment, those wanting to gain expertise in multicultural education standards and strategies and those interested in learning how instruction techniques and curricula can be modified to help multicultural students achieve their potential.

Call Michelle Mallory at (916) 855-4210 or e-mail her at mmallory@nu.edu.

– The Union staff

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