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May 4, 2017 – After receiving strong applications for Nevada County’s Community Advisory Group (CAG) for almost three weeks, the County received fifty-one applications for the CAG. MIG started reviewing the applications as they were received in order to from a knowledgeable and balanced group to recommend to the Board of Supervisors. The applications represented a diverse group of interests from the community. All applications were considered and thoroughly reviewed and no applications were rejected in the process.

MIG is very pleased with the applicant pool and is confident in making their fourteen applicant recommendations, who will advise long-term County cannabis cultivation regulations, to the Board of Supervisors. Community Development Agency Director, Sean Powers, is happy with the process, saying, “We received a very strong applicant pool and we appreciate everyone who took the time to fill out the application.”

The recommended applicants are:

NameResidence

District

NameResidence

District

Jonathan CollierNevada City

1

Catherine PetersonPenn Valley

4

Tom CrossPenn Valley

4

Mark SchaeferPenn Valley

4

Robert EricksonGrass Valley

3

Matthew ShaperoNevada City

1

Leland FrenchGrass Valley

2

Pamela SwartzNevada City

5

Forrest HurdPenn Valley

4

Erin TarrGrass Valley

3

Michael MastrodonatoPenn Valley

4

Sharyn TurnerGrass Valley

1

Rosemary MetrailerNevada City

1

Debra WeistarNevada City

4

For more information on the applicants, visit www.MyNevadaCounty.com/nc/bos/Pages/Home.aspx.

MIG will be presenting their recommendation at 10:30AM during the May 9th Board of Supervisors’ meeting. Board discussion and public comments will take place after MIG’s presentation. A majority vote is required for MIG’s recommended CAG to be approved.

Please visit www.MyNevadaCounty.com/nc/cda/Pages/CannabisConversation.aspx for up-to-date information.