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NC Citizen’s Academy graduates first class

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Nevada County CEO Rick Haffey offered his congratulations in his weekly memo to the first-ever class of the Nevada County Citizen’s Academy, which had its final session March 16.

The purpose of the academy is to acquaint members of the community with the various functions of county government, Haffey stated in the memo.

The participants had the opportunity to learn about the wide array of county services, meet county managers and elected officials and tour county facilities.

The first class consisted of 15 participants with diverse opinions and backgrounds.

Through eight sessions covering services from information technology to public safety the class not only gained knowledge, but also formed connections with County staff and between themselves, Haffey wrote.

“All participants indicated that it was a valuable experience that they would recommend to others,” he wrote.

He added, “The feedback received from the group will contribute to making future sessions even better.”

“Thank you and congratulations to Lindy Beatie, Keri Brenner, Chuck Coovert, Caleb Dardick, Pascale Fusshoeller, Eddie Garcia, Jerri Glover, Robert Krueger, Jo Ann Rebane, Julie Siegenthaler, Lynn Skrukrud, Rita Stevens, Ed Thomas, Paul Weir and Wendy Willoughby,” he stated in the memo.

“I would also like to thank Nancy Jeffery, who did an excellent job facilitating the sessions for us.”

If you are interested in participating in future sessions of the Nevada County Citizen’s Academy, please email ceo@co.nevada.ca.us, or call 530-265-7040.

Lobby greeter program celebrates first anniversary

The county’s lobby greeter program in the Eric Rood Administrative Building will be celebrating its first anniversary.

The county started the program with the help of the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

The volunteers have been providing a smiling face to greet customers who need help finding county locations and meeting rooms or providing help on where to get a specific service or information.

The county is continually looking for ways to improve its service to the public and this program has been a great addition to that effort.

County participates in Trivia Night to raise funds for Wilcox scholarship

Haffey said he was pleased to announce that, this year, Nevada County fielded a team in the annual South Yuba River Citizens League (SYRCL) Quiz Night on March 14.

The event is in its 14th year of raising money to support the Laura Wilcox Scholarship Fund.

This year, at least 23 teams competed from organizations such as The Union, KVMR, Coldwell Bank, the Bear Yuba Land Trust and more.

More than $8,000 was reportedly raised for the Laura Wilcox Scholarship Fund and everyone who attended the event had a fun time.

Community members who wish to know more can find additional information on the following page of the SYRCL website: http://yubariver.org/2015/03/teams-contend-for-14th-annual-quiz-night-title/

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