Posted on November 17th, 2017

The IVCSD staff worked diligently to qualify for the Certificate of Transparency.
​This is a list of tasks that must be completed in order to show transparency and excellence in government. We strive to be Open and Transparent in all of our dealings as we represent the tax/rate payers of Indian Valley. You'll see the yellow sticker on our website, in our office window, and on our name tags at every CSDA function/event. It's an honor to qualify and to maintain this designation with our state agencies.

Posted on September 28th, 2017

​Round Valley Reservoir, Photo by Jeff Luke Titcomb, Plumas County.

Posted on September 28th, 2017

A Fun idea for teaching children water conservation.

Posted on March 30th, 2017

If you’re a leader at work, you probably spend a lot of time getting better at your craft. It may be marketing, teaching, sales—or something completely different. You may take online classes to learn about the latest technology advances or read books to be in the know about the newest market research. But how much time do you spend learning how to be a better listener? You can’t just be good at what you do and expect to be a great leader. You have to know how to listen, too.
It’s pretty easy for people to agree that communication is important. But even though we realize how big of a deal it is, we probably don’t spend enough time trying to get better at it. Take listening, for example. While it’s a big part of communication, research has actually shown that less than 2% of people have had any formal education on how to listen. Isn’t that crazy?
It comes down to this: If we work with other people, we spend a lot of time communicating—whether we’re listening or talking. Some studies have found that business leaders actually spend 75% of their time talking to and interacting with others. That’s a solid 45 minutes out of every hour of the workday. That time adds up quickly! If we spent just a few hours a month working on our listening and communication skills, imagine how much more effective we would be as leaders.
When we choose to actively listen to the people we’re leading, we’re doing a lot of things at once. We’re letting them know that we’re present and paying attention—not only to what they’re saying, but also to what they’re feeling. This is a great way to keep your finger on the pulse of your team. It lets you spot problems early on, helps you fully understand the issues, and gives you the chance to course correct before anything spirals out of control.
That sounds a lot better than being blindsided, right?
Active listening also shows your team that you genuinely care about them. And that’s going to build a layer of trust that you can’t get from a pat on the back, a bonus check, or keys to a company car.
Bear in mind that you won’t become the world’s best listener overnight. Becoming a better listener is a commitment that is going to take some time. In his book Outliers, author Malcolm Gladwell says that it takes 10,000 hours to become an expert. But that doesn’t mean we can’t start right where we are and do our best to start improving our communication skills today.
So if you’re up for the challenge, try to spend a day or two this week really listening to your team. Be fully present, ask questions, and pay attention to body language. It’s going to take some focus and intentionality, but the rewards are guaranteed to far outweigh the effort.
By Stewardship Team

by Jeff Titcomb on October 11th, 2016

Fall is here in the Beautiful Indian Valley! It is that time of year again to renew your annual fees and save 10% should you choose to pay the full year in advance. The current newsletter gives all of the details and can be found on the homepage under the Oct. 2016 button. If you take some time and look around the website you'll find a lot of important information about the district and the schedule of meetings, etc.
​An opportunity will come again in late Winter to pay the assessment for those in the Greenville sewer system expansion and paying it in full now will save a lot of money over the years in interest charges. More information will be forthcoming when the due date gets closer.
​Our regular board meetings are the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Greenville Community Town Hall. Our committee meetings are the Monday and Tuesday the week prior to the regular board meeting, beginning at 5:30 p.m. and at 6:30 p.m. These meetings are held at the IVCSD office in Greenville at 127 Crescent Street. 95947. I hope that this Lovely Fall weather finds you in good health and good spirits. It's certainly one of the most beautiful months of the entire year. A quick update that I will be attending the Board Clerk Conference with CSDA in the second week of November, and Chris Gallagher will be out during the same week. Tashiauna will be running the office for those days. Stop by and say Hi and be sure to help her feel welcome to the IVCSD team. Photo by Jeff Titcomb.

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