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NEVADA CITY, Calif. January 3, 2020 – Doug Fleming is honored to announce his candidacy for the Nevada City Council in the March 3, 2020 election.

Doug and his wife Marley moved to Nevada City seven years ago and have a son who has attended Deer Creek School since Kindergarten. “When Max was born, we left the big city to find the right community and environment to raise our dear little boy. We are delighted to have found it right here in Nevada City. We love the energy, people and compassion we’ve found. People here are actively trying to help others and truly care about their community. You can’t help but want to get involved!”

Doug currently serves as Chairman of the Nevada County Adult and Family Services Commission, an active member of the Miner’s Foundry and Cultural Center Board of Directors, and President of the Food Bank of Nevada County Board of Directors. He also helps out as a parent volunteer at Deer Creek School.

Doug enjoys serving as one of the Famous Marching Presidents, appearing as President Obama with this local group that celebrates the United States Constitution in Nevada City’s Constitution Day Parade and at other public events. Doug’s family has a long history of public service going back to distant relative Fredrick Douglass, whom he was named after. His father was a US diplomat and his mother served in President Clinton’s cabinet. “After serving as County Commissioner for the past 6 years, the City Council is the next place for me to apply my legal, business, consensus building and leadership skill sets.”

Doug earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Vassar College and a Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law. He and his wife Marley own a local consulting firm, MD&M Consulting, which focuses on grant writing, strategic planning and organizational development. They have successfully helped Nevada County government agencies and nonprofits secure more than $4 million in grant funds over the last year to provide services and support to our community.

Doug says:

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“My main goal is to protect what makes Nevada City great by preserving and supporting our: quality residential neighborhoods; rich, historic, small town charm; and successful local businesses in order to support the needs of our entire community, including seniors, families and those struggling in the margins of society. Our city is facing a number of critical issues: fire threat, insurance loss, infrastructure development, and power outages; city finances and the need continue to support quality public services; providing our fair share of affordable housing that fits our small-town character; and providing for the homeless and mentally ill. I believe we need a unified City Council and fresh ideas to be a true voice for our residents on these issues.

Of utmost importance, in order to work effectively for our residents and businesses, the City Council must bring back calm, focused governance to the Council table. I’ll provide a new face and a commitment to good old-fashioned small town working together in order to find viable solutions to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

“There is a bright future for Nevada City, and I want to do my part. I would really love your support. Please reach out and let me know how I can best serve you.”