Membership Meetings


Our normal schedule for presentation/lunch meetings is (usually) on the fourth Thursday of the month, at the Nevada County Contractors Association office at 12:00 PM. The address is 149 Crown Point Court, Grass Valley, CA 95945.


March 24, 2022

The vision for the RV park started in 2018 with a meeting at Humpty Dumpty restaurant.  After sketching a few things on a piece of paper and explaining the CEQA process, the two local developers wanted to move full steam ahead.  More than 3 years later, the project received final approved at Grass Valley City Council on January 25 2022.  The project is currently in the design phase and the developers hope to break ground this summer.  


Rob Wood is the Principal Planner and CEO at Millennium Planning & Engineering.  He is a certified planner with over 22 years experience in land use,  environmental planning and project management. Rob has a broad range of experience including land development projects and compliance with CEQA and NEPA requirements.


Rob was born and raised in Grass Valley.  After 4 years in the Marine Corps, he returned to Grass Valley and began working at Cranmer Engineering doing perc tests and drafting while taking night classes at Sierra College.  He later worked for Vector Engineering until transferring to UNR.  In 1999, he returned to Grass Valley to work for SCO until January 1, 2018 (which was the start of Millennium).


February 17, 2022

Commercial Street Project consists of roadway rehabilitation of Commercial Street between Union Street and Pine Street. Sidewalk will be widened and crosswalks enhanced to provide safe, convenient and efficient pedestrian access within the Downtown Historic District.  Street improvements include replacement of deteriorated pavement, drainage improvements, granite curbs, gas lights, and replacement of water and sewer pipe that was originally placed in the 1880’s. Nevada City is the County seat with Courthouse, Probate Dept. and District Attorney located on or adjacent to this street. There is significant use by pedestrians and vehicles both during the work day and during evenings and weekends due to the restaurants, shops and bars in this area.  City residents, downtown merchants,  and other members of the public participated in the development of the design in several public meetings, workshops, mailers and online surveys.

Bryan McAlister is a civil engineer and surveyor currently serving as City Engineer for the City of Nevada City.    Bryan has been actively involved in projects in Nevada County for more than 20 years.   He was drawn to this small town community and its environment as a ‘great place to live and raise kids’ after going to college and working for a number of years in Southern CA. 


January 20, 2022

Please join us for a presentation by Lillian Sparks of Millennium Planning and Engineering about the design and construction of the new Dutch Bros Coffee in the Brunswick Basin.  


November 11, 2021

Mike Dent from Nevada County and Gus Becerra from the Regional Housing Authority will talk about the two projects they are involved with in Western Nevada County.  Cashin’s Field is a new construction 51-unit multi-family affordable housing project targeting low-income families making up to 60% of area median income; and Brunswick Commons is a new construction 41-unit permanent supportive affordable housing project targeting the homeless and the homeless with mental illness making up to 50% of area median income in Nevada City and Grass Valley respectively.  Mike and Gus will discuss challenges and funding for both projects.


October 28, 2021

On Thursday, October 28, 2021, Pat Nelson, Environmental Officer with Cal OES Recovery, will present the nuts and bolts of the disaster recovery process. 

This will include:

  • The Disaster Declaration Process,
  • Initial Actions to address deployment of Emergency Protective Measures,
  • How Local, State, and Federal Agencies coordinate Recovery Processes,
  • Environmental Protection Plan Implementation. 

Pat has been responsible for the recovery processes for the Camp Fire, the 2020, and 2021 Wildfire Recovery efforts.


August 26, 2021


Rebuilding Paradise

The Camp Fire of 2018 devastated the Town of Paradise and surrounding areas.  This presentation will give a brief overview of the aftermath of the destruction, from clean up efforts to creating safe drinking water to rebuilding the Town.  You will be informed of efforts currently underway.


Sean Jackson

Sean Jackson is a registered Civil Engineer in CA.  Sean has a BS in Civil Engineering from CSU Chico.  Sean started his career overseeing bridge and roadway projects with Western Federal Lands Highway Division.  Since then, Sean formed a business with Frank Sands, Jackson & Sands Engineering, Inc., which focuses primarily on the structural analysis of residential homes.