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Mayor Jan Arbuckle

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After moving to Sacramento in the 1970s, Jan Arbuckle was a deputy sheriff for nearly 20 years. She moved to Grass Valley in 2003 and served two terms on the Nevada County Civil Grand Jury before being appointed to the City Council in 2007. Arbuckle serves on the Nevada County Transit Services Commission, the Nevada County Transportation Commission, and the California Governor’s Master Plan on Aging Stakeholder Task Force in addition to her council duties. Active in the League of California Cities, including being president in 2018, she is a president and founding member of the Women’s Caucus and chair of the Public Safety Policy Committee. Arbuckle also serves on four committees within the National League of Cities: the Public Safety Advocacy Committee, the Homeless Task Force, Women in Municipal Government, and the Small Cities Council.

First appointed: 2007. First elected on Nov. 4, 2008.

Notable quote: “It just makes no sense that we have fiber going into City Hall, into Grass Valley and nobody’s willing to connect to it because none of the major companies are working with people,” Arbuckled commented to The Union on why broadband access is important to the city’s future.

Committee, board and commission assignments: Grass Valley Downtown Association, League of California Cities, Transportation Commission, Transit Services Commission.

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