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December 5, 2016 – Congratulations to the graduates of the fall 2016 Nevada County Citizen’s Academy, who completed the 10 week informational classes on Monday, November 21st.  Citizen’s Academy aims to acquaint members of the community to the various functions and services of County Government.  Participants learned about the diverse services offered by the County, met County managers and elected officials, and toured many of the County facilities; including locations such as Brighton Greens, Wayne Brown Correctional Facility, and Juvenile Hall.

The classes 15 participants have diverse backgrounds and roles within our local community, each bringing their individual opinions and questions to the program. Throughout the ten weeks the class covered everything from Information Technology to Public Safety, developing a comprehensive understanding of County services and the collaboration between County departments.  Participants felt like they gained insight and an appreciation of our local County Government, while also having the opportunity to network with key County staff and community members.

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Thank you and congratulations to our graduates: Mark Bailey, Laura Barhydt, Cliff Bryant, Jonathan Collier, Beth Gilmore, Vickie Gilmore, Dan Heibel, Susan Hoek, JoAnn Marie, Robert Medlyn, Valerie Moberg, Sylvia Pichitino, Steven Sarantopoulos, Eliza Tudor, and Nick Wilcox.

We would also like to thank Nancy Jeffery, who did an excellent job facilitating the sessions for us.

The next session of Citizen’s Academy will take place in fall of 2017.  If you are interested in participating in future sessions of the Citizen’s Academy, please email ceo@co.nevada.ca.us or call (530)265-7040 and we can include you on our email list to receive information on upcoming Citizen’s Academy sessions.