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GRASS VALLEY, Calif. April 30, 2018 – Three candidates for Nevada County’s Board of Supervisors will square off on Tuesday, May 1 at the next First Tuesday Educational Forum at the Peace Lutheran Church and hosted by the Nevada County Democrats. Hilary Hodge and Dan Miller, both candidates for the District 3 seat (Grass Valley and surrounding area), as well as Sue Hoek, who is running unopposed for the District 4 seat (Penn Valley and surrounding area), will each present their vision for the future of Nevada County in a debate-type forum moderated by Pascale Fusshoeller of YubaNet. Members of the audience will have the opportunity to submit written questions to each of the candidates.

Hodge is a start-up business advisor and serves Sierra Commons, Nevada County’s nonprofit business education center and coworking space. She is a long-time activist for social justice and has worked for nonprofit agencies and organizations for nearly 20 years. She also sits on the board of the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce and on the Government Affairs Committee for the Nevada County regional chambers.

Miller was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2014, having previously served on the Grass Valley City Council, the Grass Valley Planning Commission and the Nevada Joint High School District Board of Trustees.

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Hoek is a small business owner and rancher who has served as President of the Nevada County Farm Bureau, the Nevada County Agricultural Advisory Commission, and the Nevada County Resource Conservation District. She is also a member of the Penn Valley Chamber of Commerce.

Subjects likely to be discussed include economic development, cannabis cultivation and sale, homelessness and affordable housing. The event begins with a light supper at approximately 5:30 pm. The forum will begin shortly after 6. The Church is located at 828 W. Main St., Grass Valley. There is no charge for admission, although donations are gladly accepted. For more information, please go to nevadacountydemocrats.com or call 530-265-3367.