Mayor Brett Barker, left, and John Hall pose for a picture with the proclamation for Economic Development Week, being observed in Nevada May 6-11. Hall told members of the Nevada City Council that last year, at this time, they were just starting the transition of Nevada working with Ames Economic Development. “Hopefully this is the kickoff of another great year here in Nevada,” he said, noting that the past year has been very good for economic development in Nevada. By signing the proclamation, the city of Nevada puts forth its mission to foster a business-friendly climate here. At the same council meeting, this past Monday, city leaders got good news about the recently completed audit, which had an “unqualified opinion,” meaning no major issues were found. Photo by Marlys Barker