Government Services

Nevada County has four principal government entities providing public services to the community. The cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City and the Town of Truckee are the governing bodies and service providers for most public activities within their boundaries. The County of Nevada is the governing body and service provider for all areas not within the incorporated cities of Grass Valley, Nevada City and Town of Truckee. In addition, the county provides some services like health, welfare and libraries to all residents, even those who live within incorporated districts.

 

Nevada County Board of Supervisors - Nate Beason, Ed Scofield, John Spencer, Hank Weston, Ted Owens

 

Nevada County Board of Supervisors

The Nevada County Board of Supervisors is made up of five members representing five geographic districts within the county. They are selected by non-partisan election to serve four-year terms. Utility districts such as water, sewer, gas and electric vary depending on the location of the residence. Fire districts may also operate independently of municipal government. Nevada County Board of Supervisors  website.

Cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City

Grass Valley, Nevada City and the Town of Truckee are Charter cities and operate with a Mayor / Council / Administrator form of government. Each council is comprised of five members elected at large on a non-partisan basis for a four-year term.

Utility districts such as water, sewer, gas and electric vary depending on the location of the residence. Fire districts may also operate independently of municipal government.

Nevada City City Council

Grass Valley City Council

Duane Strawser, Mayor
Sally Harris, Vice Mayor
Terri Andersen, Council Member
Robert Bergman, Council Member
Jennifer Ray, Council Member

City of Nevada City website

Dan Miller,, Mayor
Jason Fouyer, Vice Mayor
Jan Arbuckle, Council Member
Howard Levine, Council Member
Lisa Swarthout, Council Member

Dan Holler, City Administrator
City of Grass Valley website

Town of Truckee Town Council
Carolyn Wallace Dee, Mayor
Patrick Flora, Vice Mayor
Alicia Barr, Council Member
Mark Brown, Council Member
Joan de-Ryk Jones, Council Member

Town of Truckee website

 

Voice of the Local Business Community

As the Internet is revolutionizing the way we communicate, obtain information, and the way we purchase services and products, so too, can it enhance our political involvement. By employing the innovative powers of the Internet, the Chamber aims to assist the membership and local business community at large and put our body of voters back into the political process. Many small and medium size businesses feel powerless to affect change. The Chamber invites our local business community to join us in rediscovering the meaning of the phrase, “….for the people and by the people.”

 

Local government websites:

City of Grass Valley
City of Nevada City
Town of Truckee
Nevada County Board of Supervisors

Connect with Our National Political Voice

Each month the Chamber assists our members and the local business community with information about issues relevant to your daily life. We also believe we need to have our voices heard in our Nation’s Capital and be aware of what is happening in Washington. These informational links are vital political resources to see what bills are up in Congress, find out what others have to say about issues, and voice our opinions directly to our representatives. Click on one of the picture links to find out what’s happening in Washington and voice your opinion.

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