The Board structure is pursuant to General Code Section 25000 et seq., a General Law County.

The Board of Supervisors is the legislative and executive body of county government and also serves as the governing body of the Nevada County Sanitation District No. 1 and the Nevada County Housing Authority. In addition, members of the Board represent the County on numerous intergovernmental bodies.

In its legislative duties the Board adopts ordinances, resolutions and rules within the limits prescribed by State law and is responsible for seeing that all Federal and State mandated functions are properly discharged.


Nate Beason

District 1 Supervisor, Vice Chair

Term: 2005-2016
District 1 includes Nevada City and the unincorporated areas of Banner Mountain, Cascade Shores, Deer Creek, and the Highway 174 corridor.

Ed Scofield, Chair

District 2 Supervisor

Term: 2009-2016

District 2 includes the communities of Alta Sierra, Lake of the Pines, and unincorporated areas along Highway 49.

Dan Miller, Vice Chair

District 3 Supervisor


Term: 2014-2018

District 3 includes the City of Grass Valley, Cedar Ridge, the Brunswick Basin, Squirrel Creek, and unincorporated areas along Highways 49 and 20.


h-westonHank Weston

District 4 Supervisor, Chair


Term – 2007-2018

District 4 includes the communities of Penn Valley, North San Juan, Rough & Ready, Lake Wildwood, Spenceville, and unincorporated areas along Highways 20 and 49.


r-andersonRichard Anderson

District 5 Supervisor


Term: 2013-2016

District 5 includes the Town of Truckee, and the communities of Soda Springs, Washington, Graniteville, Hirschdale, Boca, Floriston, and unincorporated areas along Highways 49, 20, 89, and Interstate 80.


Grass Valley City Council

The legislative power of the City of Grass Valley shall be vested in the people through the initiative and referendum and the Council. The legislative body of the City shall consist of five persons elected at large and to be known as the Council. The Council shall have the power, in the name of the City, to do an perform all acts and things appropriate to a municipal corporation and the general welfare of its inhabitants and which are not specifically forbidden by the Constitution of the State of California.

To be eligible for election to, or to hold, any elective office of the City, you must be a resident and a registered voter of the City at the time nomination papers are issued or at the time of appointment to fill a vacancy

Council meetings are regularly held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, with special meetings called as necessary. The meetings are open to the public and are held in the City Hall Council Chambers at 7 p.m. Agendas are available the Friday preceding each Council meeting.

See the entire City of Grass Valley staff.


Jason Fouyer, Mayor

Jason Fouyer was elected to the City Council in 2010 and again in 2014. He was appointed Vice Mayor in 2012 and Mayor in 2014.

JANJan Arbuckle

Council Member
In February 2007, Jan was appointed to the Grass Valley City Council. In November 2008 she was elected to a four year term on the City Council

HOWARDHoward Levine, Vice Mayor

Council Member


LISALisa Swarthout

Council Member
Lisa Swarthout was elected to her first term on the Grass Valley City Council in November of 2004. She was re-elected in November of 2008, and appointed Mayor in December of 2008.


bob-richardson-croppedBob Richardson

City Manager


City Council meetings are held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, starting at 6:30 PM, in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 317 Broad Street in Nevada City.

City Council agendas are posted outside City Hall, 72 hours before the scheduled meeting. Agendas and Minutes will also be posted on the Archive page along with the video from each meeting.

To have an item placed on a City Council agenda, you will need to complete a Request for Placement of Item on City Council Agenda form. This form must be submitted to City Hall by at least 5:00 PM on the Monday of the week before the meeting.  This does not guarantee that your item will be included on the following meetings agenda.

To communicate with a City Council member, you can leave letters and messages for them at City Hall. Council members do not have offices in City Hall, but they do check their boxes regularly. Additional contact information is shown below.



Terri Andersen, Mayor

Term Expires: June 2016


Jennifejenrayr Ray
Vice Mayor
Term Expires: June 2016








Robert Bergman

Council Member
Term Expires: June 2016






Duane Strawser

Council Member
Term Expires: June 2018




ephelpsEvans Phelps

Council Member
Term Expires: June 2018




Regular Council meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at Town Hall at 10183 Truckee Airport Road, Truckee. View the Calendar for upcoming meetings.

Town Council Meetings are also televised. Tune in live at 6:00 p.m. on local Channel 24.

Town Council Minutes are posted on the website.

Participating at a Council meeting can be a daunting prospect. The public is a vital part of the process and the Town would like to encourage you to speak out on the issues facing the Town. The Guide to Town Council Meetings has been prepared to help take some of the mystery out of the public process.

2013 Council Mission Statement

Protect and enhance Truckee’s quality of life by ensuring that growth and our capital investments enhance our environmental, social and cultural character and ensure long-term economic viability.

2013 Council Goals

  • Supporting revitalization of the downtown core and the Truckee River through strategic partnerships leveraging public and private resources.
  • Expanding bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure with a focus on connectivity, through prioritization of existing resources, partnerships and new initiatives to enhance available resources.
  • Facilitating communication, collaboration and cooperation among all government entities providing services in Truckee.
  • Promoting the retention and expansion of existing businesses and the establishment of new business that result in economic diversification or growth in areas that support these goals.
  • Actively seeking efficiencies in provision of services to improve Truckee’s quality of life and free up resources for use on strategic initiatives.

PATRICKPatrick Flora

Having served as a founding member and past president of the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe, Three time Board member of the Rotary Club of Truckee, President of the local Babe Ruth 2011, Chair of the Town’s Building Appeals Board 2002 – 2012, Member of the Town’s Planning Commission 2007 – 2012 and as a volunteer with numerous local groups and organizations.

aliciaAlicia Barr

Vice Mayor
Alicia is a very active volunteer in the community, serving on the Truckee Tourism Committee, delivering meals through the Sierra Senior Services, and volunteering at her daughter’s school.



Mark Dr. Mark Brown D.C.

Council Member
In 2005 Truckee Drug and Alcohol Testing was honored as the New Member of the year by the Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe. He is a member of the Drug Abuse Testing Industry Association, Contractors Association of Truckee Tahoe, Truckee Chamber of Commerce and the California Chiropractic Association.


JpanJoan Deryk Jones

Council Member
Currently Joan serves as Treasurer of Far West Nordic Ski Education Association and is a member of the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce.



carolynCarolyn Wallace Dee

Council Member
Carolyn currently serves as the Manager of Administration for Squaw Valley Ski Corp. Carolyn brings a wealth of experience and State contacts in the political arena after running two non-profit business organizations in San Francisco that addressed quality of life issues, fair business practices and taxation of business, as well as the education of local politicians.