Nevada County wins innovation award |

Nevada County wins innovation award

​The California County Information Systems Directors Association Innovation award program was established to salute IT professionals in California county government organizations for their dedication, hard work and innovative contributions. Nevada County won the Collaboration Category award for the Public, Education, and Government Station Collaboration Project.

The project started with the County CIO and his staff who worked closely with Nevada County Digital Media Center volunteers and their board members to successfully transition over to a new video broadcasting platform that included new “cloud” technology that allows community producers to upload and schedule content from any location with an Internet connection.

This solution enabled the media center to operate without a costly station engineer on staff.

Nevada County Elections participates in NDEAM 2015

​In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, at the invitation of the Secretary of State, the Nevada County Elections Department participated in NDEAM 2015 on Oct. 26, along with Placer, Alameda and Sacramento counties.

Registrar of Voters Gregory Diaz accepted the invitation and sent Assistant Clerk-Recorder Sandra Sjoberg and Abby Kelly, administrative assistant, to represent Nevada County Elections. The goal of the event was to educate workers with disabilities and the public about the accessibility available for voting by demonstrating new advances through DAU (Disability Access Units).

Display “veteran” on your driver license or identification card

​The Nevada County Veterans Services Office has announced that beginning Nov. 12, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will offer veterans the option of having “VETERAN” on the face of their California driver license or identification card.

The DMV will charge a one-time fee of $5 to add this designation; it will appear on subsequent renewals at no cost. This program will ensure veterans can quickly prove their military service without carry official documents such as the DD214 Certificate of Discharge. To be eligible, a veteran must have been discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.

Before heading to the DMV, go to the Nevada County Veterans Services Office located in the Grass Valley Veterans Building at 255 South Auburn St., Grass Valley. Bring an original DD214 (not a copy), at which point a Veterans Status Verification Form will be issued.

The only government offices that are authorized to issue the forms is the county Veterans Services Office.

Call the Nevada County Veterans Services Office at 530-273-3396 for more information.

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