Supervisor Ted Owens earns credential |

Supervisor Ted Owens earns credential

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Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.comSupervisor Ted Owens, middle, with Supervisors Hank Weston, left, and Nate Beason, earned California Credentialed County Supervisor certificates.

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; Nevada County 5th District Supervisor Ted Owens is now a California Credentialed County Supervisor through the California State Association of Counties Institute for Excellence in County Government.

The Institute (CSAC) was established in 2008 to provide professional learning opportunities specifically for county supervisors, other county elected officials and senior executives in county service. The Institute offers a unique opportunity for county supervisors and senior county staff to demonstrate a commitment to their continuing education through the Instituteand#8217;s credential programs. Supervisors, county administrators and executives who complete at least 30 hours credit receive a certificate of credential.

Supervisor Owens, along with Supervisors Hank Weston and Nate Beason, were presented their certificates at the Sept. 13 board meeting. Upon presenting the certificates, Mr. Bill Chiat, CSAC Institute manager, stated he was marking a momentous event in CSAC Institute history. Nevada County now holds the record in California with nine supervisors and executive staff out of 43 participants who will have achieved their credential from Nevada County.

Supervisor Owens said, and#8220;Voters expect their new representatives to hit the ground running, and their experienced representatives to understand all the issues. With all the challenging issues coming at us today, there isnand#8217;t the luxury of time to learn on the job. The public canand#8217;t afford to be without the best leadership and knowledge capacities. The Credentialed program helps us become as effective as possible by helping us become more informed, educated, and more critical in evaluating tough issues. This helps the voters get more bang for their buck from their elected representatives, and expands the ability of the entire community to do ordinary things extraordinarily well.and#8221;

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