Saturday, June 18, 2016
Nevada County 2016-17 Grand Jury sworn in
NEVADA CITY, Calif. June 18, 2016 - On Friday afternoon, the Nevada County Superior Court held a short ceremony to thank the outgoing members of the 2015-16 Civil Grand Jury and swear in the 2016-17 members.
Members of the Grand Jury spent countless hours investigating matters of concern to citizens of Nevada County. Reports generated by their efforts are published and made available for review on the Court’s website and distributed to the media. Some of the reports produced by the 2015-16 Grand Jury included a review of best practices for agency board members, the effects of prison realignment on the Washington Ridge Camp, the environmental effects of marijuana cultivation in Nevada County and the Grand Jury asked if the Carl F. Bryan II Regional Juvenile Hall is worth the cost.
Superior Court Judge Thomas M. Anderson and outgoing Foreperson Doug Wight thanked each member of the outgoing Jury for their efforts. "You spent more hours than you expected, you can't talk about what you did or whom you interviewed and you won't get credit for changes that will happen eventually," quipped Judge Anderson. What you do is important and essential, he continued and the whole community owes you their thanks and gratitude.
Then, Deputy Jury Commissioner Audrey Golden, announced the new members of the 2016-17 Grand Jury, selected at random from the pool of applicants.
The 2016-17 Grand Jury members are:
Thomas Achter - Foreperson
William Del Bonta
The alternates are:
Judge Anderson administered the oath of office and thanked them for their willingness to serve. Foreperson Achter then announced their first meeting and promised them a fact-filled year.
If you are interested in serving on the Grand Jury, you will find more information and the application form on the Grand Jury information page of the court's website.
June 18, 2016