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In 2012, we had a tie ...
In 2012, we had a tie with both Don and Claudia East taking the award, and in recent years, honorees have included Siskiyou County Supervisor Grace Bennett (2013), Joan Favero (2014), and Yreka City Councilman David Simmen (2015). (A full list of winners in available at www.yrekachamber.com.)
George Simmons, Jill Harris, David ...
George Simmons, Jill Harris, David Simmen, Joan Smith Freeman, Rennie Cleland and Kory Hayden celebrate Yreka's City proclamation, in honor of National Bike Month, in Yreka, CA.
On May 7, 2013, Yreka Mayor David Simmen proclaimed the month of May as National Bike Month and Bicycle Safety Month for Yreka, CA. In support of cycling in the Yreka community, the week of May 13-17th was also proclaimed as Bike to Work Week and Friday May 17th was named as Bike to Work Day for Yreka.
Described as a Quality of Life ...
Described as a Quality of Life Local Stimulus Initiative, the measure was introduced earlier this year by Yreka City Council member David Simmen.
If Yreka voters approve the measure, a one-quarter of one percent sales tax would be imposed in the city.
The revenue from that increase would be collected by the state and then allocated to the city, Simmen said at a Measure I public forum Tuesday night in Yreka.
From there, he said, a citizen panel - whose members would be appointed by the city council - would then assess applications from area non-profits in order to appropriate funds for special events or infrastructure projects administered by nonprofits receiving the funds.
Northern California, Business Expansion, Relocation, Tax Incentives, Enterprise Zone | Siskiyou County Economic Development
Yreka Mayor David Simmen did the honors of cutting the sausage after speaking to the assembled browd.
He thanked Belcampo for choosing Siskiyou County and thanked the community and the SCEDC for their support and hard work in facilitating the process, adding that the business brings jobs and spurs development in the area.
"This is a very important link in the economic chain," Simmen said, explaining that economic development in Siskiyou County depends on many different pieces working together like a chain to make a larger, strong unit.
David Simmen won Citizen of the ...
David Simmen won Citizen of the Year.
After his name was announced, he was celebrated with a standing ovation.
Simmen was nominated for his interest in Yreka as a whole - past, present and future.
He is known for lending a hand and spearheading many endeavors to make Yreka better.
He has served in a varitey of capacities, including as a city council member and mayor of Yreka.
He is currently spearheading an effort to get water to Yreka by gravity flow, which would reduce costs to the city.
Simmen took to the stage and congratulated all of the nominees, as well as other community members for their dedication to Yreka.
"The task of our future is in your hands," he said to the crowd.