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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Committees & Commissions



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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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:


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. Two men look at a large map on a wall-mounted TV screen. One of the men points at the map.

    Supervisors to Proclaim Local Emergency Due to Winter Snowstorm

    Board to hold Special Meeting on Thursday, December 30th, 2:00PM Learn More
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. Grand Jury Volunteers Needed

    Nevada County Superior Court Seeks Volunteers for the 21/22 Grand Jury

    The Superior Court of California, County of Nevada is seeking applications from Nevada County citizens interested in serving on the 2021/2022 Grand Jury. Learn More
  5. 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

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.