Raised in Nevada County since 1971, I fell in love with Nevada City at 4 years old when my family drove up Broad Street for the first time. The words "It's magical" came out of my lips. I had instantly fallen in love with the picturesque little hamlet in the foothills.

I would then fall in love with Nevada City all over again at the age of 19, just days after my mother had died. I began working at our local grocery store, SPD, and while bagging the groceries of every single community member (everyone had to go food shopping sooner or later), I soon fell in love with the people. 

This was the mid 1980s, and even back then I knew Nevada City was a special place.

This appreciation was underscored to me once again after spending years adventuring around the world as a young adult that Nevada City was one-of-a-kind.

 It was then in 2004, after an 8-year stint studying filmmaking and suffering through life in Los Angeles that I decided to return home. To Nevada City.

Up to that point, I had had the great opportunity of always being able to pursue my dreams, whether they were successful or not. That’s a luxury in and of itself. It was then that I realized how truly fortunate I am, and began to turn my focus onto something other than my own personal pursuits and development. It was during this time, in 2004, that I grew increasingly concerned with the direction of our planet. 

After much personal research, I soon realized that if I was going to be effective in any manner I would need to start at home, in the very community around me. It was then that I began my focus on keeping Nevada City wonderful ,and ensuring that its citizens have the community it wants and deserves. For decades Nevada City had been very good to me, and now it was time for me to give back. 

This is my 3rd term as a Nevada City Council Member. My first term was from 2008-2012, and I’m finishing my 2nd term this year. While this position (and even that of Mayor) is all voluntary, I take the job seriously. I'm dedicated to this community's betterment, and am happy to continue if elected March 3rd, 2020.

I will be committed to continuing to ensure Nevada City’s historic charm, thriving arts and culture, its environment, and the sense of well-being this community has come to expect. I will continue to spearhead projects like the ones I have in the past: The Nevada City Farmers Market, the Boardwalk on Commercial Street & terrazzo lights, annual city-wide cleanings, the Goat Fund Me Nevada City campaign, Sierra Roots and the Homeless Extreme Weather Shelter, crowd-funding for local businesses such as Three Forks Bakery & Brewery and the Nevada County Narrow Gauge Railroad Museum’s Turntable. I will also continue to take a stand for a good cause when the need arises. 

It has been a pleasure serving Nevada City and It would be an honor to continue doing so.


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    “She is an advocate for educating all in local and planetary issues”

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    “We appreciate all that Reinette's done for the city. She is a co-founder and former manager of the popular Nevada City Farmers Market, organizer of community-wide cleanings, advocate of the Commercial Street Boardwalk, and farm-to-table events. Reinette’s “Goat Fund Me” campaign was cited as a “novel idea to fight the increasing threat of wildfires” in the Los Angeles Times. She is a recipient of a prestigious Lambert Award: “Her list of community accomplishments is long and growing longer each year. She has helped transform our historic community in ways that have put Nevada City on the cutting edge of the 21st Century,” said David “Sparky” Parker at the time. “The Famous Marching Presidents are proud to honor Reinette with our 25th annual Lambert Award.””

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    “I endorse Reinette Senum because she has created more solutions to the concerns of Nevada City constituents than anyone else. She thinks outside the box. She cares about our fire concerns, homeless issues, ensuring 5G does not enter our town. She wants our merchants to be successful and our town clean. She wants job opportunities and a thriving farmers market for sustainable and organic locally sourced produce.”

January 25, 2020

Update from Reinette Senum for Nevada City City Council AGAIN!

Dear Campaign Supporters!

Thank you so much for your generous contribution! The response from the community has been wonderful. 

This has been a fast-moving campaign and much is at stake. We face a multitude of challenges now more than ever and yet we have the power to shift these into solutions that ultimately better our community. This simply requires leadership with a vision. 

Creativity and bold thinking will be on the forefront of addressing these challenges. I hope you would agree that this is what I have been doing over the years in order to serve you.  

I would greatly appreciate the opportunity to continue my work in addressing these issues whether it’s forest health, fire danger, rising homeless population, fiber optics, or our housing shortage.

Please read on to find out a myriad ways you can continue your support, share, and/or connect with me and my campaign.

Come out to participate in Citizen Discourse talks that are free and open to everyone.  I enjoy sitting down with you to talk about your top priority issues for the coming 4 years.  Come out and join us!  You can connect with other active citizens, ask questions, and express your opinions about what you want to see from our local government officials to better support a safe, enjoyable, and thriving community life here in our wonderful town. 

THIS WEEK’S EVENTS:

Sunday, January 26th

Event: Golden Mandala’s Meet & Greet with Reinette (SPACE LIMITED, please RSVP at Reinette@Reinette2020.com)

Place: Golden Mandala, 417 Broad St., B, Nevada City

Time: Sunday, 2-4pm

Monday, January 27th

Event: League of Women Voter’s Debate and Discussion (open to the public)

Place: Rood Counter Center, 950 Maidu Street

Time: 6.00 PM – 7.30 PM

Wednesday, January 29th

Event:  Sunrise Movement Assembly Youth United to Combat Climate Change (private event)

Place:  NEO Youth Center, 139 Joerschke Drive, Grass Valley

Time:  6.15 PM till 8 PM

Thursday, January 30th

Event: Intimate Q&A With Reinette (SPACE LIMITED, please RSVP at Reinette@Reinette2020.com)

NEEDED: Name and Email to reinette2020@gmail.com

Place: Earth Central 416 Broad St., A, Nevada City

Time: 6:30-8:30pm

Friday, January 31st

Event: The Latke-Palooza!With Pinky the Potato Latke Princess of Nevada County Party (first come first serve to get your Potato Latke!)

Place: 101 Broad St, upstairs aboveLefty’s Grill (enter on Sacramento St)

Time: 6:30-9pm

 Saturday, February 1st

Event: Re-Elect Reinette Volunteer Meeting, (please RSVP at Reinette@Reinette2020.com)

Place: 214 Drummond Street, 

Time: Noon till 1.30 PM

To stay apprised of the latest upcoming events go www.Reinette2020.com. You will also find my current priorities for 2020 to 2024.  

CONTINUING TO WORK FOR YOU

I was first elected in 2008 and it has been my deep pleasure and pride to continue dedicating myself to keeping our charming and unique town intelligently adapting so Nevada City can remain a wonderful place to live and thrive.

In the meantime, I want to hear from you. This is how I can get a clearer understanding of how I can better serve you:

NEVADA CITY SURVEY: 2 SIMPLE QUESTIONS

As your City Council representative I have been listening to you. Because of this I was able to identify the desires of this community over the years and was willing to dedicate myself to launching and championing projects and programs such as the Nevada City Farmers Market, Sierra Roots and its Extreme Weather Shelter, and our annual City-wide Cleaning. 

People know you can always count on me to be an engaged-listener and willing to garner real results.  

So, this year to keep it simple, but direct, I am asking only two important questions:

>What is it you Love most about Nevada City?  

and,

>What are the aspects of life here that you want to either preserve or change in the coming 4 years? 

Please go to my website www.Reinette2020.com (and invite your friends), click on the “Take the Quick Survey” and answer the above two (2) questions.  We will share the results up to and after election time.  Thank you for letting me know what you want for our town over the next 4 years and beyond.  

JOIN THE CAMPAIGN FUN ~ ONLY 39 DAYS TILL ELECTION DAY ON TUESDAY, MARCH 3RD

Many people have asked what they can do to be a part of the Re-Elect Reinette Campaign 2020.  Thank you for your participation and support!  To meet other caring NC citizens and get involved in the campaign you can:

>Request a Re-Elect Reinette Sign for your Yard or roadside,

>Come to our weekly Volunteer meet up on Saturday at Noon,

>Canvass a neighborhood to hand out Reinette2020 literature and encourage people to vote,

>Donate to the campaign. Thank you for your donation. Know that very donation counts and we couldn’t do it without you!

>Go to my web site to learn more: www.Reinette2020.com

ELECTION DAY IS ONLY 39 DAYS AWAY:  MARCH 3

This year, the election campaign cycle is only 2 months insteadof the 5-month cycle in the past.  We need more volunteers and donations ASAP to cover the costs of this short campaign and to get the world out fast!    

REGISTER TO VOTE !

You can register to vote anytime up to election-day, but please go to https://registertovote.ca.govto register this week if you haven’t already.  And thank you for telling your friends to Vote Reinette Senumon election-day.  I so appreciate your support.

Go to our Website for updates and information on my platform and priorities for my continued work for our community:  www.Reinette2020.com

And feel free to share my online donation site: Community First: Reinette Senum for City CouncilEvery donation counts! 

If you want to volunteer for the campaign but can’t make the Saturday, February 1 meeting at noon, email our very friendly and FUN campaign managers,  Gerry Dameron and Johanna Finneyatreinette2020@gmail.com

ALERT: 6 CANDIDATES ARE RUNNING FOR NC CITY COUNCIL IN 2020

Every registered citizen can cast their ballot on March 3rdfor three (3) city councilors to represent you for the coming 4 years. In addition to casting your vote for Reinette Senum, please look into two (2) brilliant new candidates also willing to bring their fresh ideas, expertise, and energy to support a robust and vibrant Nevada City.  Thank you for coming out to vote for Reinette, but you are encouraged to cast 2 additional votes to achieve an effective and energetic new City Council Teamfor 2020 to 2024.  We need a CohesiveTeamof active, intelligent, dedicated, and talented City Council people to keep Nevada City wonderful.  Thank you for remembering to cast 3 votes on March 3rd!

 In gratitude!

www.Reinette2020.com

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Show your support for this campaign by endorsing it and sharing why!

  • endorsed

    “She is an advocate for educating all in local and planetary issues”

  • endorsed

    “We appreciate all that Reinette's done for the city. She is a co-founder and former manager of the popular Nevada City Farmers Market, organizer of community-wide cleanings, advocate of the Commercial Street Boardwalk, and farm-to-table events. Reinette’s “Goat Fund Me” campaign was cited as a “novel idea to fight the increasing threat of wildfires” in the Los Angeles Times. She is a recipient of a prestigious Lambert Award: “Her list of community accomplishments is long and growing longer each year. She has helped transform our historic community in ways that have put Nevada City on the cutting edge of the 21st Century,” said David “Sparky” Parker at the time. “The Famous Marching Presidents are proud to honor Reinette with our 25th annual Lambert Award.””

  • endorsed

    “I endorse Reinette Senum because she has created more solutions to the concerns of Nevada City constituents than anyone else. She thinks outside the box. She cares about our fire concerns, homeless issues, ensuring 5G does not enter our town. She wants our merchants to be successful and our town clean. She wants job opportunities and a thriving farmers market for sustainable and organic locally sourced produce.”