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Green to run for supervisor

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Truckee resident Barbara Green will announce herself as a candidate for the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, representing the 5th District, on Friday, Oct. 15. The announcement gathering will be hosted at the home of Claus and Alison Shelling between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m.

The primary election for 5th District will be held on March 7, 2000. The 5th District includes a wide area of Nevada County including Truckee, Washington, Donner Summit, You Bet, the San Juan Ridge and Floriston.

Green is an 8-year Truckee resident with 30 years of experience in voluntary, elected and appointed public service. She is a member of the Nevada County Planning Commission, representing the 5th district for the past 5 years. Before moving to Truckee, Green lived in Sunnyvale, Calif., and served as an executive assistant for two companies in Silicon Valley.

Barbara has served on the boards of the Truckee-Donner Land Trust, the League to Save Lake Tahoe and the League of Women Voters. She is also a founding member of the Sierra Business Council.

“I am excited to be able to offer myself for service to the people of the 5th District,” Green said. “Nevada County is a great place to live, work and recreate. I want to help build a strong Nevada County, and to provide opportunity to grow while respecting our rural traditions.”

She said there are a number of critical issues that a member of the board of supervisors can help address, including the availability of affordable housing, fiscal responsibility in government, community planning for intelligent growth, public transportation infrastructure, environmental quality of life, effective human services, and planning for service for children, seniors and people with disabilities.

“I will bring a strong, collaborative presence to the Board of Supervisors, and will be seeking input from all of my potential constituents, to discover the issues and solutions that you wish addressed,” Green said.

The current 5th District Supervisor, Sam Dardick, is endorsing Green.

” Barbara and I have worked together for five years on land use and development issues,” Dardick said. “In that time we have never disagreed on a policy decision. I know Barbara’s history of involvement with local government and her commitment to the people of the 5th District and Nevada County. I endorse Barbara’s candidacy for 5th District Supervisor and feel good leaving this office that Barbara has offered to serve and continue our work.”

The Barbara Green for Supervisor Committee also announced its officers at this time. The Honorary Chair of the Committee is Katrine “Trinkie” Watson. The Legal Council is Pete McCloskey. The Committee’s Treasurer is Sue Allen. For information about this event please call 587-0140.


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