Lake County is a scenic, rural county with beautiful Clear Lake at its center. It has two incorporated cities -- Clearlake and Lakeport -- and several smaller town including Kelseyville and Middletown. The climate and terrain are suitable for growing pears, wine grapes and cannabis, among other crops, and the county also has a small tourism industry. Lake County residents were hit hard in 2015 by the Valley Fire, which devastated the communities of Cobb Mountain, Middletown and Hidden Valley Lake. New employment opportunities are sorely needed to help those who lost their jobs and homes.