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Nevada County names deputy county executive officer, starts July 15

Nevada County has named Martin Polt as deputy county executive officer, effective July 15. According to CEO Rick Haffey, Polt has successfully completed more than 18 months in the CEO’s office as senior management analyst.

Prior to working in the County Executive Office, Polt served from 2007 through 2011 in the Health and Human Services Agency as administrative services officer, where he was responsible for budgeting, fiscal management, contracts, accounting, and staff supervision and development.

He began his career in Nevada County in 2006 in the Auditor-Controller’s Office as the assistant auditor-controller.



Polt has a commitment to public service and to using his leadership and fiscal and administrative abilities to ensure fiscal health and strong community services. Prior to joining the county, he worked as chief financial officer for non-profit organizations providing children’s mental health and homeless services and housing.

Prior to that, he honed his skills in banking and technology companies. He received a bachelor’s in finance from the University of Denver and a master’s in applied economics from San Francisco State University.




Polt currently resides in Grass Valley with his wife and three cats.

Aside from his obvious analytical side, Polt has a creative outlet through music and the arts. He can be spotted regularly at the Worldfest in Grass Valley and took a workshop in San Francisco, where he tried his hand at playwriting.​

In other county news:

Nevada County has been selected to attend an Emergency Management Institute Community-Specific Integrated Emergency Management Course at the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Md., that takes place Nov. 4-7.

The Integrated Emergency Management Course places Emergency Operations Center personnel, first responders and county decision makers in realistic crisis situations within a structured learning environment.

Community-specific courses place emphasis on a local community’s specific and actual risks, response capability and short-term recovery issues.

Nevada County’s hazard for the course will either be a wildfire or a hazardous materials incident. The scenario is designed to be very specific, realistic and relevant to the local community.


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