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Van Zant joins state development group

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State Sen. John L. Burton, D-San Francisco, has appointed Nevada County’s 1st District Supervisor Peter Van Zant to the California Rural Development Council.

“I am particularly honored to have been selected for the Rural Development Council,” Van Zant said. “The state is focusing on rural needs, and I am pleased that Nevada County has been recognized for its leadership in rural development.

“The Economic Resource Council has already been the recipient of California Rural E-Commerce grants, which were prepared and submitted by the county, one in the amount of $85,000, with another for $90,000 which is in the final contract phase. These grants from the CRDC are specifically for the development of e-commerce in Nevada County and, I hope, there will be more to come.”

As part of the state Trade and Commerce Agency, the CRDC works with state, federal and local entities to address issues of concern to rural California. The 26 council members are representatives from state and federal government, gubernatorial appointments from six designated rural areas of the state, local government, tribal government, small and large businesses and the public at large.

Van Zant can serve on the council until Jan. 1, 2004.

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