Commissioners



The Nevada County Transportation Commission (NCTC) has seven members. Four members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors and three are appointed by the incorporated municipalities in the County. The Board of Supervisors appoints two members of the Board of Supervisors and two county at-large representatives. The municipalities appoint the other three city/town representatives, one each from Grass Valley, Nevada City and the Town of Truckee. The Commission holds meetings the third Wednesday of every other month, and the public is welcome.

On May 19, 2010 the NCTC accepted designation as the Nevada County Airport Land Use Commission (NCALUC) for the Nevada County Airport (NCTC Resolution 10-29).  The NCALUC meets during the NCTC meetings, as needed, therefore the NCTC Commissioners are also designated as NCALUC Commissioners, and Agendas and Minutes for both Commissions are incorporated into NCTC documents.

Jan Arbuckle

Grass Valley Council Member

Commissioner Jan Arbuckle

Jan Arbuckle was born and raised in Southern California and relocated to Sacramento in 1975.  She retired from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department after 18 years of employment.  She served her community as a Deputy Sheriff and still functions as a Reserve Deputy coordinating their PEER Support Program.
 
Ms. Arbuckle has a desire to serve her community, so she served on the Nevada County Civil Grand Jury for two consecutive terms.  This gave her a crash course in how local government operates and how to handle pressing community issues such as public safety, homelessness, and drug addiction.
 
Jan Arbuckle was appointed to the Grass Valley City Council in February 2007 and in November 2008 she was elected to a four year term on the City Council.  She was elected as Mayor by her fellow Council Members in December of 2010 for a two year term.  Ms. Arbuckle's term on the Grass Valley City Council ends in December 2020. She was appointed as a Commissioner to the Nevada County Transportation Commission on January 10, 2017.  


Contact Information:


Grass Valley City Council
125 E. Main Street
Grass Valley, CA 95945
(530) 274-4316
(530) 274-4399 fax

jana@cityofgrassvalley.com

Carolyn Wallace Dee

Town of Truckee Council Member
 
Commissioner Carolyn Wallace Dee
Carolyn Wallace Dee moved to Truckee fulfilling a dream of joining the mountain community with it's wealth of charm and a quality of life that many have only heard of.  From the day she arrived, Carolyn jumped in to community involvement with both feet.  She is a founding officer of the Truckee Railroad Foundation, trying to bring a train museum to Truckee; she has served on the Board of Directors of the Lake Tahoe Music Festival; and she has worked as the staging director for the Annual Truckee Fourth of July Parade.

Carolyn currently serves as the Manager of Administration for Squaw Valley Ski Corporation.  She grew up in the Bay Area, graduating from college with a double major in History and Art.  Carolyn brings a wealth of experience and State contacts with her into the political arena, after running two non-profit business organizations in San Francisco that addressed quality of life issues, fair business practices and taxation of business, as well as the education of local politicians.

She is a voracious reader and an avid traveler, having visited six of the seven continents and probably over half the countries in the world.  She has served for twenty-five years on the National Board of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and is involved with the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.  Carolyn has four siblings throughout California, a yellow lab housemate named Wally, and a chow sheppard mix roommate named Chewie.

Carolyn was first appointed to NCTC on January 10, 2007 and she has been reappointed each year since then.  Her term on the Truckee Town Council ends November 2018. 

 
Contact Information:

Town of Truckee
10183 Truckee Airport Road
Truckee, CA 96161
cdee@townoftruckee.com
 

Ann Guerra - 2017 Vice Chairman

County At-Large Representative
 
Commissioner Ann Guerra Ann Guerra is a long-standing advocate for seniors and people with disabilities in our community.  In December 2009 the Nevada County Board of Supervisors reappointed Ms. Guerra to the Nevada County Transportation Commission (NCTC) as a member-at-large to represent the specific transportation needs of the elderly and disabled throughout the county.  Ms. Guerra previously served on the Commission from October 1997 through March 2004.  During those interim years from 2004 through 2009 she remained an active voice at NCTC meetings for issues such as sidewalks with wheelchair accessibility.  Ms. Guerra worked at FREED Center for Independent Living for twenty years, and currently is the Executive Director at the Nevada-Sierra Connecting Point Public Authority.

Ms. Guerra is also appointed to the Transit Services Commission.  With her many years of experience she is a great resource to help advise transit needs in the community and acts as an advocate for Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance on the Gold Country Stage and Gold Country Lift routes.

Ann is married to Phil Guerra and has 4 children.

Ann was reappointed to NCTC as a member-at-large by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors on December 15, 2009 and again on December 10, 2013 for an additional four year term that ends January 1, 2018.
Contact Information:

NV County Member-At-Large
Nevada-Sierra Connecting Point Public Authority
466 Brunswick Road
Grass Valley, CA  95945
(530) 274-5601  x4
anng@connectingpoint.org 

Larry Jostes - 2017 Chairman

County At-Large Representative

Commissioner Larry Jostes
Larry Jostes was born and raised in Denver, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Denver and then received a Master's degree in Civil Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1968. Larry worked in the oil industry for 30 years and was involved in project and construction work in the U.S. and various countries around the world, including Sudan and Papua, New Guinea. He was also involved in corporate planning, budgeting, and cost control activities. His last assignment was as General Manager of Operations for a large oil field complex offshore of Angola, Africa.

Larry and his wife Cathy moved to Nevada City from the Bay Area after retiring in 1999. Larry serves as a member of the Nevada County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Organization and currently serves as its Training Coordinator. He has also volunteered with Music in the Mountains, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Nevada County Library's program to teach internet skills to seniors, as well as serving as President of his homeowners' association.

Larry enjoys travel, golf, hiking, bridge, and book club. Larry and Cathy have one daughter and two grandchildren who live in Dallas, Texas.

Larry was first appointed to NCTC as a member-at-large on March 24, 2009.  He was reappointed on December 15, 2009 and again on December 10, 2013 by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors for a four year term that ends January 1, 2018.

Contact Information:

Member-At-Large
10576 Jasper Agate Court
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-9709

Dan Miller

District 3 Supervisor, Nevada County
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Dan Miller moved to Grass Valley with his family in 1962.  He is a graduate of Nevada Union High School, Sierra College, and holds a B.A. degree from Cal State University, Sacramento.  Dan served four terms on the Grass Valley City Council from 1989 to 1996 and from 2003 to 2014, during which he was Mayor 1991-1993 and in 2014.  From 1997 to 2001 Dan served on the Grass Valley Planning Commission.  In 2001 he was elected to the Nevada Joint High School District Board of Trustees and was President from 2003 to 2005.  Dan has served as President of the Sierra College Foundation at the Nevada County Campus, on the Board of Directors for the Grass Valley/Nevada County Chamber of Commerce, and on the Board of Directors for the Nevada County Country Club.  In 2014, Dan was elected to the Nevada County Board of Supervisors, where he served as Vice Chairman in 2015 and Chairman in 2016.  As Supervisor, he represents the Board on a number of Committees and Commissions.
 
Dan and his wife Roxanne have two daughters, Lisa and Sonia, a son Brendon, and four grandchildren.  Roxanne manages their downtown Grass Valley business "Future Generations".  Dan is a self-employed insurance agent.  In his spare time Dan enjoys playing golf with his wife and friends, travel, and is a longtime 49er faithful and SF Giants fan.
 
Dan Miller was first appointed to NCTC from January 9, 2011 through January 8, 2013 while serving on the City of Grass Valley Council.  He was reappointed to NCTC on January 24, 2017 by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors.  His current term as Nevada County Supervisor ends December 2018.
Contact Information:
 

Nevada County Supervisor, District 3
950 Maidu Avenue
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-1480
(530) 265-9836 fax
dan.miller@co.nevada.ca.us

Valerie Moberg

Nevada City Council Member

Commissioner Valerie Moberg   
Valerie Moberg grew up in Nevada City and has been a resident of Nevada County for 40 years.  Early in her career, her public service experience began with the County of Nevada, where she worked for nearly a decade in both the Department of Social Services and the Office of the District Attorney.
 
Married to Steve Moberg, they lived in Chicago Park for 18 years where they raised their daughter.  During that time, Valerie owned and operated successful businesses in downtown Nevada City.  Valerie and Steve returned to Nevada City in 2009, where they owned and operated Broad Street Inn from 2010 to 2017. 
 
Valerie served on the Nevada City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors from 2012 through 2015, serving her final year as Chamber President.  Valerie continues to volunteer on several Chamber committees and events.
 
Currently, Valerie is a city councilwoman in Nevada City, being sworn in the 2016-2020 term.  She serves as a leader for the Nevada City Downtown Business Meetup, which provides networking and education for downtown business owners, as well as promoting downtown Nevada City.
 
Valerie enjoys hiking, biking, traveling, and supporting the local performing arts and events in Nevada County.  
Valerie was appointed to the Nevada County Transportation Commission and Transit Services Commission on July 27, 2016.  
Contact Information:

City of Nevada City Council Member
317 Broad Street
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-2239
(530) 265-0187 fax
czechgirl63@gmail.com 
  

Ed Scofield

District 2 Supervisor, Nevada County

Commissioner Ed Scofield Ed is the elected Nevada County Supervisor representing District 2.  A native of Grass Valley, Ed has been involved with his community serving in many capacities, including a member of the Grass Valley City Council, President of the Grass Valley Chamber of Commerce, President of Grass Valley Rotary, and active with many other service organizations of our county.

Ed Scofield is probably best known as the CEO of the Nevada County Fair for twenty-six years. During his tenure with the Fair, he also was President of the Western Fairs Association and was inducted into the Western Fairs Association Hall of Fame in 2003.

Ed was quoted as saying, "As the District 2 Supervisor, representing the South County, I am especially interested in the improvements to Highway 49, and I am excited about being an active member of the Nevada County Transportation Commission."

Ed was first appointed to NCTC on January 13, 2009 and he has been reappointed every January since then by the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.  His term as Nevada County Supervisor ends December 2020.



Contact Information:
 

Nevada County Supervisor, District 2
950 Maidu Avenue
Nevada City, CA 95959
(530) 265-1480
(530) 265-9836 fax
ed.scofield@co.nevada.ca.us