Two Sierra College Trustee seats currently up for grabs |

Two Sierra College Trustee seats currently up for grabs

Having known and worked with Nancy Palmer for more years than either of us care to remember, I can say without hesitation that she deserves to be retained as a trustee of Sierra College. She is objective, honest, above reproach, and dedicated, to the college. The false information being spread about her is so far off base, I only can conclude that it is an extremely amateurish attempt by her opponent to get elected at any cost. Please don’t buy into his line … re-elect Nancy.

Denis P. Kutch

Nevada City


We are voting to re-elect Nancy Palmer, Sierra College trustee. Nancy has worked tirelessly the last 12 years to obtain what is best for Sierra College. She does her homework and comes to every meeting prepared. She has attended every Sierra College event since taking office. She was instrumental in establishing the Child Development Center at the Nevada County campus and supporting new extensions at Truckee and Lincoln. She has fought for a balanced budget.

She has lived in the community for 33 years, and has been involved in Rotary, Friends of Hospice and numerous other community activities including putting on fundraising events for Sierra College.

Nancy has demonstrated that she will make the tough decisions. We know she has the integrity and intelligence for the task ahead. Vote for honesty and 12 years of experience, vote Nancy Palmer for Sierra College trustee.

Ginny and Bill Gleason

Grass Valley


I am greatly concerned about the conduct of the Sierra College board. A majority of the board members have taken actions which are not sound business decisions. The firing of President Kevin Ramirez cost to district over a million dollars. We need a change on the board. As many of you who have been following the circus atmosphere the current majority of the board has created over the past two years you will agree that it’s time for new faces on the board.

The majority of the board has created an atmosphere where the board president, Jerry Simmons, tries to micromanage this large institution. They have made Sierra College a polarized campus, creating a wedge between the board, teachers, and students and casting the district in a negative light.

We need to return the board to a body which creates policy, direction and vision for the college. Both Martin Harmon and Bill Martin are people who will bring stability, credibility, and accountability to the new board.

Voting for a Sierra College trustees is district wide. So on Election Day I recommend that you vote for the two Martins and bring order back to Sierra College.

E. Ken Tokutomi


Placer Country Board of Education


My first and only choice for the Area 6 Sierra College Trustee seat is the incumbent Nancy Palmer.

Her opponent ran for a Nevada County supervisor seat in June 2006, spent over $65,000 and lost. Now only months later, he is running for Sierra College trustee. While this is his second choice, one wonders “why.” Is this to be used as a stepping stone in the political world?

Nancy Palmer has integrity to go along with her outstanding leadership skills. Her only focus is Sierra College. Nancy is a tireless, dedicated worker who deserves our vote.

Sharon Tobiassen

Nevada City


I have known Nancy Palmer for over 20 years. She is a person of integrity. She has attended almost every meeting regarding the college regardless of frequency, location, duration or personal sacrifice. Nancy has always acted as a proud, well-informed, unbiased, dedicated proponent of Sierra College. As far as her being a part of the “controlling majority,” there is a split vote on very few action items.

Having no personal political ambition beyond service to Sierra College, Nancy has no need to “align” herself or distance herself from any individual. Perhaps her resistance to being swayed by others with more at stake politically has made her a natural target.

I don’t know about you, but I think the age old ply “guilty by association” to be blatant diversionary tactics. We need Nancy Palmer as our trustee.

Caryl Barnes

Grass Valley

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