Supervisor District 1

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District 1 includes Nevada City and the unincorporated areas of Banner Mountain, Cascade Shores, Deer Creek, and the Highway 174 corridor. Use the interactive map above to explore District 1.

Supervisor Heidi Hall

District 1 is represented by Supervisor Heidi Hall, who began her first term in January of 2017. Supervisor Hall's current four-year term began in January 2021. She served as Board Chair in 2020.

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View a list of District 1 Supervisors, from 1856 to the present.

Committees & Commissions

Current Member:

  • California State Association of Counties Board of Directors (CSAC)
    • Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources Committee, Co-Chair, 2021-Present
    • Broadband Task Force, 2020-Present
    • Cannabis Working Group, 2022
    • Nevada County Representative, 2021-Present
  • CivicWell (formerly Local Government Commission), Treasurer/Secretary, 2019-Present
  • Mental Health and Substance Use Advisory Board, 2017-Present
  • National Association of Counties (NACo)
    • Nevada County Representative, 2017-Present
    • Public Lands Steering Committee, 2021-Present
  • Nevada County Sanitation District #1 Board of Directors
  • Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board/Central Sierra Subregional (Representative)
  • Solid & Hazardous Waste Commission, 2021-Present
  • Yuba-Bear Watershed Council, 2017-Present
  • Yuba River Public Safety Cohort, 2017-Present

Current Alternate:

Past Member:

  • Cannabis Working Group, 2019-2020
  • First Five Nevada County Children and Families First Commission, 2019
  • Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Ad Hoc Subcommittee, 2021
  • Outdoor Recreational and Economic Development Master Planning Subcommittee, 2021
  • Recreation Services and Open Space Ad Hoc Subcommittee, 2021
  • Remote Access Network Committee, 2020

Supervisor Hall's Priorities

Each year, the Board of Supervisors adopts a set of objectives to guide county operations, programs, and services. Learn more about Supervisor Hall's work on these and other priorities below.

Broadband Access

Board ObjectivesEquitably expand broadband to support economic development, distance-learning, telework, telemedicine, and general quality of life for all residents by championing the implementation of Nevada County Broadband Strategy Plan policies and last-mile infrastructure projects.

Supervisor Hall advocates for the interests of rural counties on the California State Association of Counties' (CSAC) Broadband Taskforce.

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Emergency Preparedness

Ready Nevada County logoLead the community in all-hazards planning, preparedness, response, and recovery with a focus on wildfire.




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Cannabis Compliance & Equity

Round Cannabis Compliance LogoMaintain and continue to improve the cannabis permitting and enforcement program to promote permitted cannabis activities while investigating options for additional license types related to larger cultivation area and micro-businesses.

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Homelessness

Better Together icon with white house on round blue backgroundIn partnership with community providers and other jurisdictions, utilize housing first and continue efforts to prevent homelessness, provide emergency shelter, expand supportive services, secure housing, and enhance coordination to address the needs of the homeless population and to mitigate impacts on the community.

Learn more:

  • In 2017, Supervisor Hall formed the Homelessness Process Improvement Group, whose recommendations were included in the county's 2018 Homeless Services Plan.
  • If you are experiencing homelessness or are at risk of losing your home, please contact 211 Connecting Point by calling 2-1-1 or 1-833-DIAL211.
  • Learn about the Coordinated Entry process to ensure that all people experiencing a housing crisis have fair and equal access to services

Housing

Icon of a simple white house on a blue backgroundCoordinate with local jurisdictions, developers, and other partners to facilitate the development of and access to affordable and workforce housing development.

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Racial Equity & Social Justice

Hands of all colors come together in the centerSupervisor Hall serves on the Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Subcommittee, a collaboration with all three Nevada County cities/townships to develop a board resolution with our vision and actions to address local challenges with racial justice and equity.

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Outdoor Recreation & Trails

Silhouette of a Mountain Bike Rider

Supervisor Hall works to support and advance recreational opportunities in our community while protecting the natural resources in our region.

Supervisor Hall co-leads the Yuba River Public Safety Cohort to coordinate efforts between the many agencies that manage public safety in the Yuba River corridor.

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Public Health & COVID-19 Response

Female Doctor in MaskAs Chair of the Board of Supervisors in 2020, Supervisor Hall helped lead the County through the Cornonavirus pandemic. 

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What's Happening in District 1

With a wide variety of community and cultural organizations, there is always something happening in District 1! Learn more from some of our community partners:

District 1 News

Subscribe to the District 1 newsletter for information and updates on Supervisor Hall's work.

  1. Hirschmans Pond
  2. Cannabis tax relief

    State and Federal Issues

    My service to you as District 1 Supervisor goes beyond monitoring and influencing local decision-making and government services. I also track and help shape state and federal legislation that impacts our county. Learn More
  3. Elections Integrity

    Elections Integrity

    As you may have heard, Randy Economy, a Southern California talk show host and key player in last year’s gubernatorial recall effort, recently requested a recount of the June 7 clerk-recorder race. Natalie Adona won the race, securing 67.9% of the vote.. Learn More
  4. Ballot Initiative

    Historic Neighborhoods District Ballot Initiative in Nevada City

    Nevada City has received a ballot initiative from proponents of a measure that proposes to create a Historic Neighborhoods District within the City. The City is not the sponsor of this initiative and presently does not take a position on the initiative. Learn More
  5. Summer Nights

    Summer Nights Event in Nevada City - July 27, 6 - 9:30 pm

    This street festival of art and music has been an annual tradition in this quaint, scenic and, sometimes, quirky community for almost 30 years. Summer Nights returns in 2022 with familiar and new vendors and fun family activities. Learn More
  6. Summer at the library
  7. Community collaboration

    Kudos to District 1 Community Groups

    I recently attended community meetings hosted by Friends of Banner Mountain and the You Bet Firewise Community. I was very impressed by the organization and sophistication I witnessed in these groups. Learn More
  8. Overgrown forest

    Fuels Clearing on Bureau of Land Management Parcels

    Creating defensible space around our properties and along evacuation routes is on everyone’s mind. But the hard work and money that goes into that work doesn't pay off the way we expect it to when a neighbor's property remains untreated. Learn More
  9. Thank you

    Thank You to Firefighters and First Responders

    A structure fire near Rice's Crossing was first reported Tuesday, June 28, 2022 around 2 pm. It spread into surrounding vegetation and became what is now known as the Rices Fire. By July 7, it had burned 904 acres and 13 structures and was 98% contained. Learn More
  10. New Domain

    New Web Domain for Nevada County

    Have you seen the County’s updated website? It showcases beautiful scenes from Nevada County, it’s easier to use, and it offers helpful new features, such as a translation tool that can convert all of the text on the site into a language you pick! Learn More
  11. Gavel

    Seeking to Appoint Two New Members to a Board and Commission

    Find out more about two enriching opportunities to serve the county as one of my appointees on two important groups. Learn More
  12. Neighbors Giving Each Other a High Five

    Neighbors Helping Neighbors in Cascade Shores

    Nevada County’s Building Director Craig Griesbach shared with me a special experience he had while working to address green waste cleanup needs around the county: “This past month, I met a disabled veteran and his neighbor in Cascade Shores..." Learn More
  13. Downed Trees Due to Snow

    Continued Aftermath of Winter Storm Debris - Conversations with AT&T

    Many AT&T customers experienced serious landline and cell phone disruptions during Snowmaggedon and its aftermath in late December / early January. Because of the volume of issues and length of time it took AT&T to address these issues... Learn More
  14. Woman looking through binoculars

    Looking Ahead in 2022

    Keep reading to discover highlights from the board's 2022 priority-setting workshop, the completion of some critical projects from 2021, and updates on the Idaho Maryland Mine project. Learn More
  15. Circle of Hands

    Racial Equity and Social Justice

    At our 2022 Board Workshop planning meeting, we agreed to bring forth the following additional statement to our vision and mission, in recognition of the importance of social and racial justice goals. Learn More
  16. Network Cables

    Broadband

    Large infrastructure projects, like expanding internet service, never move as quickly as we’d like. Even so, we made notable progress expanding high-speed internet (i.e., “broadband”) in Nevada County in 2021. Learn More
  17. Downed Trees Due to Snow

    Snowpocalypse 2021

    Most prominently in all our minds is the major snow event and subsequent damage – including downed trees and powerlines – that hit Nevada County in late December. Learn More
  18. Roadwork on Highway 174, photo courtesy of Caltrans

    Highway 174

    I’m sure many of you will be relieved to hear that Caltrans’ work on Highway 174 is nearly done. On Thursday, November 18, Caltrans issued a press release stating that they have “completed major roadway improvements with minor construction items... Learn More
  19. Map showing proposed changes to District 1

    Redistricting Changes

    Nevada County Board of Supervisor district boundaries must be redrawn every 10 years using U.S. Census data to make the county’s five districts as equal in population as possible. The County hired a specialist to perform this assessment... Learn More
  20. Seedling growing out of a jar of coins

    Community Resiliency Grants

    Back in April, the board carved out 30% of its federal COVID relief funds, $5.8 million, to promote community and economic resiliency. Up to $2 million of that was set aside for a “Community Resiliency” grants program to help respond to the negative... Learn More
  21. Third quarter progress report on board objectives

    Quarterly Report on Board Objectives

    In October, the County Executive Office released the Third Quarter Report, which summarizes the initiatives and performance measures used to track progress toward the Board of Supervisors’ 2021 policy objectives. Learn More
  22. Architectural rendering of Odyssey House

    Housing

    The Cashin's Field development, at the intersection of Gold Flat Road and Zion Street in Nevada City, is visibly progressing. This multi-family low-income housing development will include 11 one-bedroom, 30 two-bedroom, and 15 three-bedroom units... Learn More
  23. Network Cables

    Expanding High-Speed Internet Access

    President Biden’s infrastructure bill, which just recently became law, includes a total of $65 billion in funding for broadband infrastructure. According to USDA Undersecretary for Rural Development Xochitl Torres Small, who joined us... Learn More
  24. Cyclist passing by a lake on Pines to Mines trail

    Outdoor Recreation

    At the November 16 board meeting, we voted unanimously to approve the $100,000 contract for the environmental impact report (EIR) on the proposed Pines to Mines multi-use trail, which will connect Nevada City and Truckee. The trail, once completed... Learn More
  25. River Fire burn scar in November 2021

    Fire and Disaster Response

    In late October, an atmospheric river drenched Northern California, bringing unusually heavy rains over a short period of time. There were concerns – and even a severe weather advisory – that they would result in flooding in the River Fire burn scar. Learn More
  26. Masking to reduce COVID-19 transmission

    Public Health

    Between August 5, 2021 and today, the number of COVID deaths in Nevada County increased from 75 to 109 – a 45% increase. This is a very clear sign that the pandemic is not over and that public health measures, including masking and... Learn More
  27. Built for Zero

    Workforce Housing and Housing the Homeless

    On August 5, I joined officials from Nevada City, Nevada County, the Regional Housing Authority, and the Affordable Housing Development Corporation to officially break ground on the Cashin’s Field Affordable Housing Development. Read on...
  28. Network Cables

    Expanding High-Speed Internet Access

    In late July, Governor Newsom signed SB 156, authorizing a $6 billion infrastructure investment to supply high-speed broadband internet access to unserved or underserved (i.e., slow internet connection) homes and businesses statewide by building... Read on...
  29. Cyclist passing by a lake on Pines to Mines trail

    Outdoor Recreation in Nevada County

    In June, I attended the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) annual conference in Maryland. Read on...
  30. CANNABIS LOGO

    Cannabis

    With the cannabis season in full swing, County staff have been extremely busy processing permits, conducting inspections, and responding to neighborhood complaints. Read on...
  31. River Fire Flaring Up Above Tall Trees, Photo Courtesy of Tim O&#39Brien

    Wildfire

    As we all knew might happen, we have seen a major uptick in fire activity in August. There have been numerous vehicle fires that extended into nearby vegetation – a great reminder to be prepared with your go bag ready. Read on...
  32. COVID-19 NewsFlash, Nevada County Public Health Officer Issues Order on Face Coverings, Aug 18, 2021

    COVID-19 and Vaccines

    Nevada County has seen a dramatic surge in COVID-19 cases, the majority of which are the new Delta variant, which is twice as contagious as the original COVID strain. Read on...
  33. Circle of Hands

    Local History and JEDI

    Tackling important issues that speak to the fabric of our community. Read on...
  34. Nevada County Kids Getting Vaccinated

    COVID-19 and Vaccines

    Over 75,000 vaccine doses have been administered here in Nevada County. Read on...
  35. Low Water at Scotts Flat

    Severe Drought and Emergency Preparedness

    Last week, the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services launched a new zone-based evacuation tool called Zone Haven. Read on...
  36. Network Cables

    Expanding High-Speed Internet Access

    At the end of April, the Board of Supervisors awarded $500,000 in Last-Mile Broadband Grants to four local internet service providers (ISPs). Read on...
  37. Deer Creek Tribute Trail

    Outdoor Recreation in Nevada County

    Celebrating, protecting, and advocating for our many local outdoor amenities are a key part of my service to Nevada County. Read on...
  38. MicroBiz Grants

    Support for Local Microbusinesses: Nevada County Will Open Microbusiness Grants on February 23rd

    Microbusinesses in Nevada County may be eligible for $2,500 in grant funding. Applications will be open Friday, February 23rd at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, March 25th at 5:00 p.m. Learn More
  39. 2022 PIT Count - NewsFlash

    Nevada County’s 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count Set for February 24th

    Point-in-time (PIT) counts are required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive federal funding to address homelessness. Results will be posted to BetterTogetherNevadaCounty.org once available. Learn More
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  41. Volunteers Help Load Firewood 1.2.2022

    Firewood Available for Residents without Power

    Nevada County has firewood pick-up locations across Nevada City and Grass Valley to make firewood available to residents without power. Learn More
  42. Storm Recovery Fee Waivers and Priority Permitting

    Priority Permitting and Fee Waiver for Winter Storm Damage

    Residents with storm damage repairs will receive priority permitting and have local fees waived for repair permits through the Nevada County Community Development Agency (CDA) for serious repairs needed following the December 27, 2021 winter storm. Learn More
  43. Notice of Availability Draft EIR & Notice of Public Meeting to Provide Comments Idaho-Maryland Mine.

    Notice of Availability of Idaho-Maryland Mine Draft EIR & Public Meeting to Provide Comments

    Notice is hereby given that a 60-day review period has begun to provide interested individuals an opportunity to review & respond to the adequacy of the draft environmental impact report prepared for that project known as the Idaho-Maryland Mine Project. Learn More
  44. Lets-Talk-Circle

    September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

    September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. As part of Suicide Prevention Awareness Month the county has planned a number of activities, including training opportunities for community members and a virtual Suicide Prevention Town Hall with YubaNet. Read on...
  45. California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

    California to Offer Pfizer Booster Shots

    California is now cleared to follow the federal recommendations that certain individuals can receive a booster dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Read on...
  46. County of Nevada Awarded FEMA Funding for Defensible Space Assistance (1)

    Nevada County Awarded FEMA Grant Funding for Defensible Space Assistance

    On September 28, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors passed two resolutions accepting grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program. The two programs will provide critical defensible space assistance. Read on...
  47. A line of officials in hardhats break ground in the red dirt of the Cashin&#39s Field project

    Officials Break Ground on Cashin’s Field Affordable Housing Development

    Cashin’s Field is slated for 51 units of affordable workforce housing located at 170 Ridge Road in Nevada City. Read on...
  48. MicroBiz Grants

    Support for Local Microbusinesses: Nevada County Will Open Microbusiness Grants on February 23rd

    Microbusinesses in Nevada County may be eligible for $2,500 in grant funding. Applications will be open Friday, February 23rd at 9:00 a.m. through Friday, March 25th at 5:00 p.m. Learn More
  49. 2022 PIT Count - NewsFlash

    Nevada County’s 2022 Homeless Point-In-Time Count Set for February 24th

    Point-in-time (PIT) counts are required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to receive federal funding to address homelessness. Results will be posted to BetterTogetherNevadaCounty.org once available. Learn More