EDC Rural Character, Divide CERT Meeting, Medicare Workshop, Womens Health Day, Free Nursing Services, Mosquito Bridge Update, Organic Farm Grant, Senior Times

El Dorado County

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In This Issue:

Should the county’s rural character be included
in the Vision Statement of the Strategic Plan?

Strategic Plan

The Pre-2015 Vision Statement:
El Dorado County will remain the leader in supporting our safe, healthy, and vibrant communities, wisely managing our natural resources, and preserving our local heritage.

Current Vision Statement:
Safe, healthy and vibrant communities, respecting our natural resources, and historical heritage.

Draft Vision Statement at end of 8/28/23 Strategic Plan Workshop:
Exceptional quality of life with a strong sense of community, rural character, managed growth, and opportunity for all.

Draft Vision Statement from Working Group:
Exceptional quality of life with a strong sense of community and opportunity for all.

During the 8/28/23 Strategic Plan Workshop, I advocated to include our rural character in the Vision Statement because the Introduction of our General Plan states: “The rural character of the County is its most important asset.” When we left the meeting, the draft Vision Statement did include the county’s rural character. However, the Working Group met afterward and changed it as shown above. In September the County sent out a survey asking residents for input on the Strategic Plan and the first question is below with the results in a word cloud. I believe the County’s Vision Statement should reflect the priorities of the residents.


Link to Strategic Plan public input survey results pdf.

The draft 2024 El Dorado County Strategic Plan, https://eldorado.legistar.com/View.ashx?M=F&ID=12362491&GUID=5ACA629B-D657-469F-851A-66BB5FE56CA0 including Vision Statement, will be presented by the Chief Administrative Office for Board direction and next steps related to the Strategic Plan update. Please make your voice heard regarding this document that will guide the county’s decision makers, especially providing input on the Vision Statement.

Agenda and Meeting Details for item 21. 23-1773 are available at: https://eldorado.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

Any written correspondence should be directed to the County of El Dorado Board of Supervisors, 330 Fair Lane, Placerville, CA 95667 or via email: edc.cob@edcgov.us

Please submit your comment via email by 4:00 p.m. on the day prior to the Board meeting. Your comment will be placed into the public record and forwarded to the Board of Supervisors.

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CERT Flyer

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A free, one-hour virtual workshop to help Medicare recipients understand drug plans and Medicare Advantage plans that will be available in El Dorado County in 2024 is scheduled for Tuesday, October 24, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The workshop is open to the public and will be held via Zoom. A one-hour question and answer period will follow the workshop. The workshop is presented by the non-profit El Dorado County Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP).

No registration is required to attend the workshop. Individuals may access the online workshop at: http://www.hicapservices.net/events.
The workshop will be offered as a webinar with slides, as well as audio-only by telephone (long distance rates might apply). To access via telephone, call 1-669-900-6833, and enter meeting code: 861-2526-8130 and passcode: 551690.


For more information, please see press release:


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Womens health Day

Please call Divide Wellness Center (530) 333-2548 to schedule a mammogram/pap smear. We are filling up fast! 


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nurse services

Free nursing services through Marshall Medical Center are available at the Georgetown Library every Thursday from 12:00-2:00 pm. Call Hub 4 Navigator Rebecca to make an appointment, 530-620-8175. Walk-ins are also welcome. 


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mosquito Bridge 1

 The PowerPoint presentation from the public meeting conducted on Thursday, September 28, 2023, has been posted on the website. You can find it listed beneath the aerial view photo of the construction site. 

  Mosquito Bridge Project-Construction (edcgov.us) 

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Looking for financial support during your organic transition process?

These grants and technical assistance are available to small farmers in California who are interested in transitioning to organic production.

Program participants receive grants, mentorship, and technical support in agronomy, business and financial literacy, marketing, and market development over a three-year period.

Grant Amount: $10,000 per year for three years.

For more information, contact Larissa Hernandez at grants@ccof.org or (831) 824-6123.

Applications must be completed online no later than 12:00 p.m. (noon) PST on October 27, 2023


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  senior times

The Senior Times is a monthly newsletter containing a calendar of activities, trips, and community events, the Nutrition menu, and articles of interest. A yearly subscription donation of $5.00 is requested.

For a complimentary copy of the Senior Times, please call (530) 621-6255 or click on the links below to download.

Senior Times Newsletter (edcgov.us)

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