RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THOSE WHO HAVE SERVED
It is our duty as both a nation and as individuals, to recognize and honor the brave women and men that have served our country and defended our liberty. While our Country’s veterans should be thanked every day of the year, we get to celebrate these heroes on Friday, November 11 – Veterans Day! Please join me in acknowledging and supporting their service at these various community events.
AUBURN VETERANS DAY PARADE AND COMMUNITY CEREMONY | Celebrating 75 Years of the United State Air Force! Join the celebration, join the salute! The Parade will begin November 11 at 10:50am at the corner of Lincoln Way and Cleveland Avenue and will proceed down Lincoln Way. The parade will pause at the Central Square at 11am. There will be a brief patriotic ceremony with the release of doves, followed by a fly-over (weather permitting), and a three-volley rifle salute followed by TAPS. The parade will resume on High Street and end at the Gold Country Fairgrounds. LEARN MORE
VETERANS DAY SERVICES | Mark your calendar for the upcoming Veterans Day services on November 11 at 11:11am at the Placer County Veterans Monument site. The James E. Fowler, American Legion Post 264 Lincoln, CA and the Glen Edwards VFW Post 3010 – Lincoln/Sheridan California will honor Veterans past and present with their annual Veteran’s Day ceremony including guest speaker Assemblyman Kevin Kiley, the unveiling of panel #6 on the monument, and “Visit with a Vet” in the park. LEARN MORE
FORESTHILL VETERANS DAY CELEBRATION | The American Legion Post 587 Foresthill, CA and Foresthill VFW Post 11294 will be marching through town on November 11 at 10am, starting at the Red and White Center on Main Street and ending at the Foresthill Veterans Memorial Hall. Followed by a community BBQ hosted by the American Legion and VFW. LEARN MORE
VETERANS DAY CEREMONY | Please join Boy Scout Troup 266 at the Tahoe City Trails End Cemetery on November 11 at 11am as they honor local veterans and host a Veterans Day ceremony.
HIGHLIGHTING THE AUBURN SENIOR CENTER
This month I’d also like to highlight a wonderful organization in our community – the Auburn Senior Center. In early October I got the opportunity to tour their new facility in North Auburn and see all the exciting programs and activities they offer to their 300+ members from Placer, El Dorado and Nevada Counties.
Here are just a few examples of how this organization helps seniors:
- Schedule over 1500 tax appointments for seniors every year through AARP Free Tax Services.
- Offer dozens of fun and informative classes covering everything from cooking to fitness to art and much more.
- Provide tech support and cell phone training.
- Members are offered travel opportunities through companies who support the needs of seniors.
Membership costs only $25 per year, and being a member provides heavily discounted rates for classes. All of the services provided at this location are funded by membership fees, donations and fundraisers, so if you’re a senior in the area, please take advantage of this great opportunity. LEARN MORE
I’m also excited for the opportunity to attend the Auburn Senior Center’s 2nd annual “Taste of the Foothills” event which will be held Thursday, November 3 at the Auburn Veterans Memorial Hall where a variety of Placer’s finest food and drink will be served along with entertainment and a silent auction. Tickets are sold out and they have started a waiting list. LEARN MORE
With gratitude for all of our heroic first responders and generous community members,
Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor
More Events, News & Resources
BEAR RIVER CAMPGROUND UPDATE
The Bear River Campground is currently open to the public for day use and will remain open for day use following the expiration of the county’s operating agreement with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on November 12, 2022. As a condition of our operating agreement, Placer County is required to remove fire rings, bar-b-Q’s, tables, benches, and signage relating to camping prior to November 12. Our staff is currently in the process of removing these required items. No formal decision has been made on the future management and operation of the property, but discussions are ongoing with the State. If you would like to receive updates on the Bear River Campground, please email Placer County Parks. LEARN MORE
DON’T FORGET TO VOTE | NOVEMBER 8
Don’t let the November 8, 2022, General Election pass you by! Visit the Placer Elections website for election information, how to vote, where to vote, information on returning your ballot, additional operating hours, volunteering, and much more. LEARN MORE
MOUNTAIN MANDARIN FESTIVAL | NOVEMBER 18-20
The 29th annual Mountain Mandarin Festival, takes place every year in November at the Auburn Fairgrounds with the new crop of delicious, foothills-grown Mandarin oranges. Placer County growers will sell thousands of pounds of fresh Mandarin oranges and gift baskets, accompanied by all the free samples you like. Join in the fun with food, artisan crafts, and activities featuring the Mandarin orange and music! LEARN MORE + PURCHASE TICKETS
PCTPA TO LAUNCH 2050 REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION PLAN
Transportation plays a key role in promoting economic development and protecting the quality of life. Every five years, Placer County Transportation Planning Agency (PCTPA) prepares a long-range transportation plan that projects population and housing growth estimates, future federal, state, and local revenues, and outlines a financially constrained list of transportation investment priorities for the next 25 years in all of Placer County (excluding the Tahoe Basin). PCTPA works with residents, elected officials, and various other stakeholders from across Placer County to prepare the Regional Transportation Plan.
This cycle, given so many significant changes in the area, PCTPA is making a cognizant effort to be out in the community and assess residents’ priorities, so the plan is built from the bottom up. These efforts include a community-wide survey, hosting various community meetings, and being present at popular community events and spaces to meet residents where they are at.
Information about this process and how to get involved: CLICK HERE
Interested in becoming a stakeholder or have questions for the project team: CLICK HERE
LOW-COST CHIPPER PROGRAM AVAILABLE TO HELP WITH DEFENSIBLE SPACE NEEDS
Defensible space is only a call away with our low-cost chipper program. The Placer County Chipper Program provides a low-cost residential chipping service to help landowners manage their vegetation and meet defensible space goals. Run by the Placer Resource Conservation District and supported by our Probation Department, this program can help you with your land management needs. LEARN MORE
NAVY VETERAN WILL SERVE AS PLACER COUNTY’S NEW VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER
There’s a new face ready to support Placer County veterans and their families. Matthew Galvin, a longtime Navy officer, has been appointed the county’s new veterans service officer, overseeing an office that supports veterans’ access to compensation and pensions, survivor benefits, education, vocational rehabilitation, home loans, life insurance and burial benefits, among other services. LEARN MORE
PUBLIC INPUT WANTED TO STRENGTHEN PLACER COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS
Placer County community members are invited to participate in an online survey to help strengthen county mental health services. The plan aims to create local mental health systems that are consumer- and family member- driven, focused on wellness and resiliency, recovery-orientated and culturally competent. Community input through the survey will help determine what is working well in the community and what services are still needed to improve mental health. TAKE SURVEY + LEARN MORE
REGION’S LARGEST BUSINESS SUMMIT ATTRACTS 700+
Placer County’s top business and economic leaders joined the community to share their economic outlook, vision and best practices at the first-annual Placer Valley 2022 Business Summit in Roseville. 700-plus regional business representatives met for Placer Valley Business Summit at Bayside Church in Roseville. WATCH VIDEO
CELEBRATING NEW ‘TRAFFIC GARDEN’ AT AUBURN ELEMENTARY
On Friday October 17, students at Auburn Elementary School celebrated the addition of a new ‘traffic garden’ on campus, holding a bike rodeo with school staff and community partners to mark the occasion. Traffic gardens are miniature, child-scale traffic towns that provide a safe space for children to learn the rules of the road away from street traffic. LEARN MORE + WATCH VIDEO
NEW BENEFITS SYSTEM FOR FOOD, HEALTHCARE + EMP. ASSISTANCE
On October 31, Placer County joined dozens of other counties in transitioning to a new, easy-to-use universal public benefits system. With this change, the MyBenefits CalWIN public portal will change to a new website. LEARN MORE
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