Editor’s note: Here’s the press release of Terry Lamphier’s appointments besides his planning commissioner Suzanne Smith, which you read about first on this blog.
Newly elected District 3 Supervisor Terry Lamphier has announced his appointees to a number of advisory committees and commissions. The appointments are as follows:
Airport Commissioner: Leo Granucci
Leo retired to Nevada City after a 42-year career in sales and marketing in the pharmaceutical and grocery distribution industries. He has been active in the community, having served on the Board of Directors for the Center of the Arts in Grass Valley and the Friendship Club in Nevada City. Leo currently serves on the Boards for Hospice of the Foothills and Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. He has been a private pilot for 30 years and is a member of Angel Flight, a non profit organization that flies patients for specialized medical treatment.
Building Standards Board of Appeals: Jonathan Keehn
Jonathan has been a Nevada County resident for over 40 years and has worked as a general building contractor for most of that time. Prior to starting his business, he served for three years as a building inspector for the County of Nevada in the early 1980’s. He is also a founder and current President of the Wolf Creek Community Alliance.
Historical Landmarks Commission: Charlie Jakobs and Jim Dierberger
Charlie is being re-appointed to the Commission, having first been appointed in 1991 by Supervisor Jim Weir and reappointed by each successive District 3 Supervisor. He is currently serving his second term as Commission Chair. Charlie retired in 2009 from a 42-year career in firefighting with CalFire (formerly the California Department of Forestry), including 7 ½ years in the Nevada County Planning Department representing CalFire as the County Fire Protection Planner.
Jim, a Nevada County resident since 2001, is a Registered Architect with over 35 years experience in his field. His interests in historical architecture include research, documentation and adaptive reuse. Jim has served with the Empire Mine Park Association for over 20 years, including reconstruction of the compressor house building. He is currently involved in historic research with the Empire Mine State Historic Park and the underground tour project.
Planning Commission: Suzanne Smith
Suzanne has been a private planning consultant in Nevada County since 2007, when she retired as senior planner for the Nevada County Planning Department. Prior to joining the County in 2000, her career included planning program development and management in Santa Cruz and San Francisco counties. A member of the American Institute of Certified Planners, Ms. Smith holds a master’s degree in Urban Planning from Antioch University. She has been a resident of Grass Valley since 2000.
Sewage Disposal Technical Advisory Committee: Randall Yun
Randall is being re-appointed to the Committee, having first been appointed in 2000 by Supervisor Bruce Conklin and reappointed in 2005 by Supervisor John Spencer. He is owner-operator of Yun Environmental Design, a consulting firm specializing in sewage disposal, soils testing and related concerns. Prior to starting his firm in 2000, Randall was employed by the Nevada County Environmental Health Department.
Fish and Wildlife Commission: Ralph Silberstein
Ralph, a former employee of the Grass Valley Group, is self-employed as a software engineer in Nevada County. He served as Planning Commissioner for the City of Grass Valley from 2005-2007. Currently Ralph is president of CLAIM-GV (Citizens Looking at Impacts of Mining). He has a strong interest in wildlife biology and water quality, and volunteers as a river monitor for the South Yuba River Citizens League and the Wolf Creek Community Alliance.
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