Supervisor District 3

District 3 includes the Brunswick Basin, Cedar Ridge, the City of Grass Valley, Squirrel Creek, and the La Barr Meadows / Allison Ranch Road neighborhoods.

Supervisor Dan Miller

District 3 is represented by Supervisor Dan Miller, who was first elected in 2014. He began his current term in January 2019 and served as Chair in 2021.

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Supervisor Miller's Priorities

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

Rural County Advocacy

Rural AdvocacyCalifornia’s rural communities play a crucial role in supporting the world’s fifth largest economy. In addition, rural counties feed the state, nation and globe. The vast majority of water consumed by California residents, agricultural producers and industry originate in California’s rural communities. And rural counties are home to stunning national parks and forests, mountains, deserts and the Pacific Ocean. Through his work with the Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC), Supervisor Miller advocates for the interests of rural counties.

Areas of focus in RCRC's 2022-2025 strategic plan:

  • Wildfire prevention and forest resiliency
  • Drought and water resiliency
  • High-speed internet ("broadband")
  • Housing and health services
  • Transportation

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 Miller advocates for the interests of rural counties through his representation of the county on the board of Rural County Representatives of California (RCRC).

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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; engage residents in emergency preparedness; create more defensible space around properties and roadways; and mitigate the impact of Public Safety Power Shutoff events.

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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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  • Through his role on the board of the Regional Housing Authority, Supervisor Miller has helped make affordable housing projects a reality in Nevada County.
  • Lone Oak Senior Housing, completed in August 2021, provides 31 units of affordable housing for Nevada County’s lower income seniors. Hear Supervisors Sue Hoek and Dan Miller speak about the project: https://youtu.be/9vNs5wHxtC0.

Water

Water IconAdvocate for a dependable, quality water supply; continue to be good stewards of the watersheds, while conserving the available resources in our care.


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  • Supervisor Miller is concerned about our region's increasing need for additional water storage.

District 3 News

Special Projects

  1. Cooling Center_NewsFlash (1)

    County Cooling Centers Extended Through Friday at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley Libraries

    Due to the extended Excessive Heat Warning, Cooling Centers will remain open at the Grass Valley and Penn Valley libraries from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. through Friday, September 9th. Learn More
  2. Brunswick Commons Rsign with the building in the background

    Nevada County Officials Celebrate Completion of Brunswick Commons

    Nevada County celebrated the completion of the newly constructed Brunswick Commons housing development Monday, August 22. The project will provide 41 units of affordable housing to homeless or at-risk of homelessness individuals. Learn More
  3. Housing Video Premiere at Lone Oak_NewsFlash

    Nevada County Creates More Affordable Housing in 2021 with More to Come

    District 4 Supervisor Sue Hoek shared some holiday cheer and a special update on affordable housing with residents of Lone Oak Senior Apartments in Penn Valley. The update consisted of the premiere of a film featuring Lone Oak resident Nadean Cain. Learn More
  4. CSAC

    Nevada County Honored with Four 2021 CSAC Awards

    Four Nevada County programs have been honored with the California State Association of Counties (CSAC) 2021 Challenge and Merit Awards. CSAC’s annual statewide program honors innovation and best practices in county government. Learn More
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. COVID-19 NewsFlash (8)

    Health Officer Replaces Local Masking Requirements to a Masking Recommendation Effective Wednesday

    As the local masking order is rescinded, it is still highly recommended that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a high-quality mask while in public spaces. Learn More
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. COVID-19 NewsFlash (8)

    Health Officer Replaces Local Masking Requirements to a Masking Recommendation Effective Wednesday

    As the local masking order is rescinded, it is still highly recommended that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a high-quality mask while in public spaces. Learn More
  11. 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
  12. 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

Mining IconIdaho-Maryland Mine

Click here to find:

  • Current project status
  • The draft environmental impact report
  • How / when you can provide public comment on this project

RV IconProposed RV Park on McCourtney Road

Please note that this project is under the jurisdiction of the City of Grass Valley and will go through their planning process.