September 3, 2020 – As part of our ongoing, non-partisan efforts to educate voters about local and state candidates running in the upcoming elections, the League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County will host a series of virtual forums throughout September. The forums are an excellent way for Nevada County citizens to hear candidates’ points of view and become informed about local issues.

You can submit questions for candidates in advance by emailing In the subject line, please write: Question for forum name here. Questions must be specific about the position and not specific to only one candidate.

There are two ways to watch forums live. Watch on Zoom by registering through the links below.

Watch on Facebook on either LWVWNC page or YubaNet’s page.

To watch afterward on demand, you can find YouTube recordings on the LWVWNC website and on YubaNet’s YouTube channel. Other media outlets may broadcast or make the recordings available as well.

Thursday, Sept 10, 5-6pm

Nevada County Board of Education

Trustee Area 1 candidates Louise Johnson, Susan Clarabut, Peggy Delgado Fava

To register on Zoom:

Thursday, Sept 10, 6:15 – 7:30 p.m.

Nevada County Board of Education

Trustee Area 2 candidates Ashley Neumann, Timothy May

Trustee Area 3 candidates Julie Baker, Grace Hudek

To register on Zoom:

Tuesday, Sept. 15, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Grass Valley City Council

Candidates Jan Arbuckle, Bob Branstrom, Steven Conrad, Edward Peevey, Thomas Ivy

To register on Zoom:

Thursday, Sept. 17, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Nevada City City Council

Candidates Amy Cobden, Catalina Llanos, Gary Petersen

To register on Zoom:

Monday, Sept. 21, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Nevada Irrigation District Division 3 and 5

Division 3 candidates Scott Miller, Karen Hull

Division 5 candidates Rich Johansen, John Norton

To register on Zoom: