Supervisor District 1

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, 2020-Present
    • Public Lands Steering Committee, 2021-Present
    • Resilient Counties Advisory Board - Vice Chair, 2022
    • Rural Action Caucus (RAC) - Member, 2022
    • Public Lands Steering Committee (Payments Subcommittee) - Subcommittee Vice Chair, 2022
  • Nevada County Sanitation District #1 Board of Directors
  • Sierra Nevada Conservancy Board/Central Sierra Subregional (Representative)
  • 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
  • Solid & Hazardous Waste Commission, 2021-2022

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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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.

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  • 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


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. CPUC Voice Service Complaint

    Landline, Cellular, and VoIP Customers: Help Improve Existing California Telephone Service Standards

    Have you experienced repeated or extended service outages? Poor response to customer service requests? Other non-billing challenges? Tell your story to the California Public Utility Commission so they can assess whether existing standards... Learn More
  2. Federal Budget

    Federal Budget Update

    On March 9, President Biden unveiled a summary of his fiscal year 2024 budget request, which covers broad spending categories and includes projections for major entitlement programs, such as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Learn More
  3. Sarah Kidder

    Nevada County Women’s History Month

    At the end of February, 2023, the board of supervisors passed a resolution declaring March 2023 Nevada County Women’s History Month. Women have been a vital component in Nevada County history and creation of community, business and cultural life here. Learn More
  4. International Day of Women and Girls In Science

    International Day of Women and Girls in Science

    The International Day of Women and Girls in Science is an annual observance adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to promote the full and equal access and participation of women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. Learn More
  5. Broadband Update

    On Friday, February 28, 2023, the board of supervisors approved the adoption of the County’s broadband environmental impact report (EIR), a new tool that is intended to help expand broadband access in the county more quickly and efficiently by... Learn More
  6. New board priorities for 2023

    New Board Objectives for 2023

    In late January, the board of supervisors gathered for our annual workshop where we review progress on our prior year’s objectives – our top priorities – and then establish our objectives for the new year. We heard presentations on... Learn More
  7. Snowpocalpyse 2023

    Snowpocalypse 2023

    Starting in late February, a series of heavy snowstorms brought our area to a standstill. For the second year in a row, we experienced significant snow damage from trees into utility lines and structures, residents trapped in their homes... Learn More
  8. Citizens Academy NewsFlash
  9. Transit Nevada County Connects Free Fare - NewsFlash

    Nevada County Connects Celebrates 12 Days of Free Transit Fares

    Celebrate the 12 days of Holiday Cheer as Nevada County Connects offers free fares on all routes from December 17th until the end of the year! It’s our gift to you for the holidays. Learn More
  10. 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