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Sutter County’s Broussard Earns Emergency Manager Specialist Certificate, a Rarity for Public Health Officials
April 30, 2013

Sutter County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator Jennifer Broussard is among the first public health officials in the state to earn an Emergency Manager Specialist Certificate from the California Emergency Management Agency.

Of the other 114 Californians who have completed the necessary training at the California Specialized Training Institute to receive the certificate, there are few, if any, public health officials, said John DeBeaux Jr., Emergency Operations Manager for Sutter County.

“Most who have completed the Emergency Manager Specialist Certificate course work are in fire, law, and administration,” Mr. DeBeaux said. “As someone who understands the California Emergency Services Act, the standardized State Emergency Management System, and the Public Health field, Jennifer is not just an important asset to Sutter County but she can assist other counties or the state in mutual aid situations if needed.”

Ms. Broussard is the first Public Health official to serve on the State Board of Directors of the California Emergency Services Association (CESA), an organization comprised of representatives of both public and private agencies. She serves as Vice-President of CESA’s Inland Chapter.

Ms. Broussard’s certificate was signed by Cal EMA Agency Secretary Mark S. Ghilarducci.

Sutter Buttes Art at Sutter County Museum
April 24, 2013

The Community Memorial Museum of Sutter County is hosting an exhibit of art work that interprets the Sutter Buttes, the small volcanic peaks rising in the middle of the Sacramento Valley floor. Opening with an evening reception on May 10th, Other Views: the Physical and Cultural Diversity of the Sutter Buttes Interpreted Through Art will feature the works of thirteen noted artists working in the mediums of painting, photography, sculpture, ceramics and glass. Many of them live within view of the “smallest mountain range in the world” in Chico, Yuba City, Marysville, Sutter, Colusa and Sacramento.

The artists will share their unique views of many different aspects of the Sutter Buttes, from its natural and geologic features to its storied cultural history. The exhibit will remain at the Museum from May 10th through August 3rd, 2013. The art is available for sale during the show.

Meet the artists at the opening event for Other Views on Friday, May 10th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Participating artists include Paul Boehmke, James Dejeu, Gary Dinnen, Zbignieu Richard Kozikowski, J. Pat Livingston, Dolores Mitchell, Anthony Montanino, Laura Mullen, Patris, Don Payne, Inger Price, Gayle Rappaport-Weiland, and Hal Tacker.

The Community Memorial Museum is located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City. Regular open hours are Wednesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call the Museum at (530) 822-7141.

West Butte School Preservation Meeting
April 09, 2013

All interested volunteers are invited to attend the next meeting of the group working to preserve West Butte School, a century-old schoolhouse in the Sutter Buttes. The group will meet at the Community Memorial Museum on Wednesday, April 17th at 2:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed for all aspects of the preservation, which is a joint effort of the Museum and The Middle Mountain Foundation. West Butte School is one of only three old schoolhouses remaining in Sutter County from the 1800s and early 1900s.

The Community Memorial Museum is located at 1333 Butte House Road in Yuba City. For more information, call the Museum at (530) 822-7141.