February 24, 2017 – The County of Nevada is pleased to announce the selection of MIG, Inc. of Berkeley, CA to provide consulting and facilitation services to Nevada County and the Cannabis Regulation Community Advisory Group. MIG have distinguished themselves as experts and innovators in the areas of community participation, consensus building, and facilitation. MIG will be represented by two of its principals and project leads, Daniel Iacofano and Joan Chaplin, who bring more than 45 combined years of professional consulting and facilitation services to the Cannabis Regulation Community Advisory Group.

During a rigorous Request for Proposals (RFP) process, which included 16 proposals, the top five proposers were interviewed by a selection committee that consisted of two members of the Board of Supervisors, County staff, and a representative from each of the Town of Truckee and Placer County. The committee unanimously selected MIG for their long-time experience in facilitation, public outreach strategies and community engagement.

MIG was selected to independently facilitate a good-faith, inclusive, and participatory process with stakeholders to ensure that the long-term cannabis regulations recommendations to the Board of Supervisors are representative of the community and reflect a sound process.

An initial contract with MIG, which includes a base cost proposal of $98,900, will be considered by the Board of Supervisors at a future date and upon approval it is expected that MIG will immediately engage in the stakeholder process. The County is confident in MIG’s expertise and resources to provide additional services necessary as the process evolves.

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