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Sutter County Receives $172,501 Homeland Security Grant For Public Safety Programs
June 30, 2016
The Sutter County Board of Supervisors accepted a Homeland Security Grant for $172,501 Tuesday, June 28 to provide training and equipment to six local agencies involved in emergency management response.

Funds from the 2015-2018 Homeland Security Grant will be distributed between the Sutter County Office of Emergency Management, Sutter County Public Health, Sutter County Sheriff’s Department, Sutter County Fire, Yuba City Police Department, and Yuba City Fire Department, according to Sutter County Emergency Operations and Loss Prevention Manager Lori Hersant.

The Board of Supervisors authorized the county to apply for the grant in September of 2015.

The grant will provide: $39,312 to the Sutter County Sheriff’s Department toward an upgrade of the base unit radio communication console; $23,000 to Sutter County fire for personal protective equipment; $20,000 to Sutter County Public Health for emergency preparedness training; $20,001 to Sutter County for the Emergency Operation Center IT equipment upgrade and training; $40,000 to the Yuba City Fire Department for search and rescue equipment; and $21,563 to the Yuba City Police Department for mobile radio enhancements.

Sutter County will receive $8,625 for administering the Homeland Security Grant.
Nancy O’Hara Appointed Sutter County Human Services Director
June 30, 2016
The Sutter County Board of Supervisors has appointed Nancy O’Hara as the County’s new Director of Human Services.

She will succeed Tom Sherry, who retired last year.

Ms. O’Hara, who has 30 years of experience in Health and Human Services, will begin July 11.

She has worked the past 10 years with Yolo County’s Health and Human Services Department, currently serving as the director of the agency’s service centers. Previously, she was the Assistant Director of the Yolo County Department of Employment and Social Services.

She worked for 20 years for Yuba County, during which time she was an eligibility supervisor, an administrative analyst, and a program manager.

Ms. O’Hara, who lives in Yuba City, has an Associate of Arts degree in Business from Yuba College, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Management and a Master of Public Administration degree from Golden Gate University.

Tom Sherry retired in the fall of 2015. Former Human Services Director Ed Smith has been serving in the position on an interim basis.
You Work Hard to Raise a Healthy Family: Let WIC Help
June 20, 2016
WIC is a nutrition program for Women, Infants, and Children. You may qualify if:
  • you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or just had a baby
  • or have a child under age 5
  • and have a low to medium income, and live in California
Newly pregnant women, migrant workers, and working families are encouraged to apply.

WIC provides:

  • Nutrition Education and Health Information
  • Breastfeeding Support
  • Checks for healthy foods (like fruits and vegetables)
  • Referrals to medical providers and community services

You may qualify for WIC if you receive Medi-Cal, CalFresh (Food Stamps), or Cal WORKS (TANF) benefits. A family of four can earn up to $3,747 before taxes per month and qualify.

Enroll early! Call today to see if you qualify and to make an appointment:

Sutter County WIC Program

1445 Veteran’s Memorial Circle
Yuba City, CA 95993
(530) 822-7224