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Dozens of elected positions open in county special districts

Sierra Sun Staff Reports

Staff reportsCandidates seeking board member positions on dozens of Nevada County fire, water, recreation and park, school and other districts will soon begin filing their nomination documents to run for election on Nov. 2.Candidate filing begins July 12 and ends August 6, according to Lorraine Jewett-Burdick, Nevada County clerk recorder. The filing period is extended five days until Aug. 11 for those contests in which the incumbent did not file for re-election. There are no filing fees to run for special district or school district governing board positions.There are seats up for election in the Tahoe Forest Hospital District, Truckee Donner Public Utility District, Truckee Donner Recreation and Park District, every Nevada County Fire District, Truckee Sanitary District, Truckee Tahoe Airport District, Nevada County Resource Conservation District, Nevada Irrigation District, Tahoe-Truckee Unified School District, Placer County Board of Education, Sierra College, and a variety of districts in Western Nevada County.Special district and school district candidates may choose to submit a Candidate’s Statements of Qualifications to be published in the Voter Information Pamphlet, which is mailed to all registered voters about six weeks before the election, Jewett-Burdick said.Fees for publication of a Candidate’s Statement of Qualifications, based on the number of voters in each special district or school district, are listed in the Candidate’s Handbook.Also on the November 2, 2004 General Election ballot are city council contests in Grass Valley and Truckee, although those candidates file with their respective city clerks instead of the County Elections Office.The Nevada County Elections Office will send staff to Truckee to conduct candidate filing sometime between July 12 and Aug. 6 for the convenience of Truckee-area candidates, Jewett-Burdick said. The exact date for that service has not yet been determined by interim Clerk-Recorder Kathleen Smith.Detailed information about the requirements to run for office is included in the Candidate’s Handbook available from the Nevada County Elections Office in Nevada City.The information is also available on the Elections Office Web site: http://www.mynevadacounty.com/elections.The Elections Office is located at 10433 Willow Valley Road, Suite E in the HEW Complex in Nevada City. For more information, contact the Elections Office at 265-1298.New head for Golden Sierra Job Training Agency Staff reportsThe governing body of the Golden Sierra Job Training Agency has named Sandra Monagan of Sacramento as the new executive director. Nevada County Supervisor Peter Van Zant said Monagan’s communication skills and ability to build relationships with a diverse group of agencies and organizations were key elements in the selection process. Monagan was selected from a group of thirty candidates who competed for the position.Golden Sierra Job Training Agency is organized as a Joint Powers Authority that utilizes state and federal funding to provide job training and development through the counties of El Dorado, Placer, Nevada, Sierra and Alpine. The agency has 23 employees and a projected $2.5 million budget. Monagan’s was previously employed by the California Association of Health Care Facilities, where she administered a state wide Workforce Investment Act Nurse Workforce Initiative grant. Prior to that, she was the chief executive officer for the Family Service Agency of Greater Sacramento.