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Cadie Olsen appointed to Truckee planning commission

Greyson Howard
Sierra Sun
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TRUCKEE ” A familiar face is returning to the Truckee Planning Commission. Cadie Olsen, who served for two years as a commissioner ending in 2006, has been appointed by newly-elected Town Council Member Joan Jones, back to the dais.

“She was the best candidate,” Jones said. “She’s knowledgeable and thoughtful, and has been a wonderful advocate in the past.”

Jones said she also liked the fact that Olsen is a long-time resident of the area.

Fellow Planning Commissioner Bob Johnston, who served with her previously and is still on the commission, said her experience as a hydrologist will be valuable.

“We’re moving into a new era of storm water regulation,” Johnston said. “Her skills will be very much needed.”

Olsen said she’s worked in the Truckee watershed for 20 years, through California State Parks, the Nature Conservancy, and the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board.

“Water spans jurisdictional borders, so you have to automatically adopt an attitude of collaborative government,” Olsen said.

And that attitude, Olsen said, is one of the best parts of serving in Truckee.

“I always loved working on the planning commission. I had only done it for two years, but always enjoyed it,” Olsen said.

And if it weren’t for some personal matters she had to attend to, Olsen said she probably would never have left.

“The people of Truckee are so willing to participate,” Olsen said “We look at a problem we have to solve and look at who is available to solve it ” it’s us.”

Town Clerk Judy Price said Olsen will be sworn-in on Wednesday, Jan. 14.


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