Top Five Nipomo Visions From NICE Workshop

The top five visions for Nipomo that emerged from the NICE Vision Workshop include:

1.  Develop a community identity;

2.  Youth and Senior Activities/Facilities;

3.  Larger Tax Base; Commercial Development; Business Recruitment;

4.  Hotel; Business Center;

5.  Education

Bill Morrow and Bob McGill have prepared an excellent power point presentation of the vision conference, which you can view here:  NICE Vision Workshop Power Point


Nipomo Incorporation Committee Vision Conference A Success

The Nipomo Incorporation Committee (NICE) held a vision conference on Saturday February 12, 2011 at the Blacklake Golf Resort Clubhouse.   Approximately 45 people attended from various groups representing a cross section of the Nipomo Community. Continue reading

Community Work Shop Slated For 02/12/11 Blacklake Golf Resort

N.I.C.E. (Nipomo Incorporation Committee for Education), a non-profit whose goal is to research and educate the citizens of Nipomo so that together we can help influence what our future Nipomo should look like, whether or not that includes incorporation.  As part of that process, we have been conducting periodic workshops to explore issues that are of interest to our citizens.

On Saturday, February 12, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at the Blacklake Club House we will hold a workshop that is different from our previous ones.  There are approximately 30 to 40 different organizations in Nipomo, including churches, service organizations, youth activities, adult recreation interests, schools, non-profits, etc.   As a result of this diversity of interests, there are undoubtedly a variety of opinions on what is important in Nipomo.  We hope to create a forum where these various groups can come together and get to know each other and discover what issues unite us a community.   The expected result is two-fold:  to open up better communication between the leaders throughout our community, people who may not interact regularly.  And,  to develop a common vision and unified plan for making Nipomo the community in which we all want to live and be involved.  Only by working together can the citizens of Nipomo have a real voice in what our future community will look like.

If you are interested in taking part in the work shop or observing the process, please feel free to come by the Blacklake Golf Resort Clubhouse.  You can also email Mike Eisner at

NICE Presents Candidates’ Forum for San Luis Obispo County Sheriff

The Nipomo Incorporation Committee for Education is sponsoring a forum for the current candidates running for San Luis Obispo County Sheriff.  The forum is open to the public.  The details are:

Date:  Saturday April 10, 2010

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Place:  Blacklake Golf Resort Banquet Room, 1490 Golf Course Lane, Nipomo, CA

Come and hear the the candidates’ positions on what law enforcement issues face the south county, and Nipomo in particular.

San Luis Obispo County 4th District Candidates Speak On Issues At NICE Forum


On a rainy Saturday morning on February 6, 2010 176 South County residents filled the Avila Room at the Trilogy Golf Resort to hear the three candidates for the San Luis Obispo County’s 4th District seat.  The candidates in alphabetical order:  Jim Guthrie, Paul Teixeira, and Mike Zimmerman answered questions from the audience for two hours at the moderated Candidate’s Forum.  Dave Congalton of Home Town Radio, KVEC 920 A.M. moderated the forum before the largest political candidate forum ever held in Nipomo.  There were 63 questions submitted, but we only had time for candidates to answer 22.

Below are my rough notes of the forum including the opening statements, questions, answers and closing by each of the candidates.  They are not meant to be verbatim, but rather my best recollection of the content of their comments. Continue reading

NICE Presents Candidates for 4th District Supervisor Forum

The Nipomo Incorporation Committee for Education is sponsoring a forum for the current candidates running for the 4th District Supervisor Seat.  Please download our flyer:  NICE 2010 Super Forum Flyer Continue reading

NICE Hosts Booth At Octoberfest

NICE hosted a booth at the annual Nipomo Octoberfest, which drew a fair amount of interest, including some who agreed to fill out our information survey.  Photos below: