GET INVOLVED

Run for local office, attend your City Council and Board of Supervisors' meetings. Volunteer, donate, call your Congressman, send a letter to the editor, and above all, participate! Here are some links to help you get started! (Note: clicking links will take you to the site, clicking the email link should open an e-mail for you, depending on your browser.)

NOTE: Updating January 2020. If you see a link that doesn't work, or outdated information, let us know. It's very helpful.

CITY & COUNTY MEETINGS & AGENDAS:

HUMBOLDT COUNTY Board of Supervisors
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Agendas
Humboldt County Planning Commission Agendas & Minutes
Meetings are Live Streamed (click here) as well as archived, and Broadcast LIVE and rebroadcast by AccessHumboldt on Channel 10 Go to AccessHumboldt.net for schedule information and archived video
City of Arcata
-- Arcata City Council Agendas
Note: LIVE Video Streaming or On Demand Video (click here) of City Council, Planning Commission, Historic & Design Review Commission meetings, and City events and award ceremonies are available online. When a meeting/event is streaming LIVE, “In Progress” will appear in the Upcoming Events box.
City of Blue Lake
-- Blue Lake City Council Agendas
City Of Eureka CALENDAR
-- Eureka City Council Agendas
City of Ferndale CALENDAR
-- Ferndale City Council Packet
City of Fortuna CALENDAR
-- Fortuna City Council Agendas
McKinleyville Community Services District
City of Rio Dell CALENDAR
-- Rio Dell City Council Agendas
City of Trinidad CALENDAR
-- Trinidad City Council Page

Email addresses for LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Mad River Union: opinion@madriverunion.com
Times-Standard: editor@times-standard.com
(Note: The Arcata Eye and McKinleyville Press merged to form The Mad River Union.
Ferndale Enterprise: editor@ferndaleenterprise.us
Garberville Independent: indie@wavecable.com
The Journal: letters@northcoastjournal.com
Savage Henry: editor@savagehenrymagazine.com
Redwood Times: manderson@redwoodtimes.com
Rio Dell Times: steve@riodelltimes.com
How to get published in the Mad River Union (and other papers) GOOD ADVICE!
Times Standard Guidelines for Letters To The Editor and My Word Opinion Pieces
NFRW's Tips For Successfully Writing a Letter to the Editor

CONTACT YOUR ELECTED OFFICIALS:



FEDERAL:

President Donald J. Trump (D)
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
Washington, D.C. 20500
Phone: (202) 456-1414 Fax: (202) 456-2461
Email: president@whitehouse.gov

U.S. Senate:
Dianne Feinstein (D)
Hart Senate Office Building
Room 331
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3841 Fax: (202) 228-3954
San Francisco: (415) 393-0707
http://feinstein.senate.gov/ (contact via webform)

Kamala Harris (D)
Hart Senate Office Building
Room 112
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3553
San Francisco: (415) 403-0100 Fax: (415) 956-6701
Tweet | @KamalaHarris
https://www.harris.senate.gov/content/contact-senator (contact via webform)

2nd Congressional district
U.S. Representative
Jared Huffman (D)
1630 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Ph: (202) 225-5161
Hours: M-F 9-6:00pm

Eureka Office:
317 3rd St., Suite 1
Eureka, CA 95501
Eureka phone: 407-3585

Fort Bragg Office:
430 North Franklin St.
Fort Bragg, CA 95437

999 Fifth Ave.
Suite 290
San Rafael, CA 94901
Ph: (415) 258-9657

http://huffman.house.gov/contact (contact via webform)

congress.org/
Communicating with Congress
Congressional Directory Find Congressional Phone Numbers


STATE:

Governor
Gavin Newsom (D)
c/o State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 445-2841
Faxes: (916) 445-4633 Fax: (916) 558-3160
Website: http://gov.ca.gov/
Email: governor@governor.ca.gov

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State Assembly District 2 (Humboldt)
Jim Wood (D) (Representing California’s 2nd Assembly District, which comprises all of Del Norte, Trinity, Humboldt, and Mendocino counties, plus northern and coastal Sonoma County, including the northern half of Santa Rosa.)
Capitol Office:
State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0002
Tel: (916) 319-2002
Fax: (916) 319-2102
◼ E-Mail: Contact via webform

Humboldt/Del Norte/Trinity:
1036 5th Street
Eureka, CA 95501
Tel: (707) 445-7014
Fax: (707) 445-6607

Mendocino:
Ukiah Valley Conference Center
200 S. School St. Suite D
Ukiah, CA 95482
Tel: (707) 463-5770
Fax: (707) 463-5773

Sonoma:
50 "D" Street, Suite 450
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Tel: (707) 576-2526
Fax: (707) 576-2297
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State Senate District 2 (Humboldt)
Mike McGuire (D) (Representing Del Norte, Humboldt, Lake, Marin, Mendocino, Sonoma and Trinity counties.)
State Capitol
1303 10th Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-651-4002
Fax: 916-651-4902
◼ E-Mail: Contact via webform

Santa Rosa Office:
50 D St., Suite #120A
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Phone: 707-576-2771
Fax: 707-576-2773

Eureka Office:
710 E Street Suite #150
Eureka, CA 95501
Phone: 707-445-6508
Fax: 707-445-6511

Ukiah Office:
200 South School Street
Ukiah, CA 95482
Phone: 707-468-8914
Fax: 707-468-8931

San Rafael Office:
3501 Civic Center Drive Suite 425
San Rafael, CA 94903
Phone: 415-479-6612
Fax: 415-479-1146
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State Senate
Jim Nielsen (Representing Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Tehama and Yuba counties.)
Capitol Office
State Capitol, Room 5064
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 651-4004
Fax: (916) 651-4904

Chico Office
2635 Forest Ave, Suite 110
Chico, CA 95928
Phone: (530) 879-7424
Fax: (530) 879-7437

Roseville Office
2200A Douglas Blvd. Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95661
Phone: (916) 772-0571
Fax: (916) 772-0589

Yuba City Office
1110 Civic Center Blvd., Suite 202-A
Yuba City, CA 95993
Phone: 530.751.8657
Fax: 530.751.8865

Website: https://nielsen.cssrc.us
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Complete CLICKABLE list of Email addresses for California Republican Representatives
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Humboldt County Board of Supervisors

◼ 1st District: Rex Bohn Phone: 476-2391
Email: rbohn@co.humboldt.ca.us
◼ 2nd District: Estelle Fennell Phone: 476-2392
Email: efennell@co.humboldt.ca.us
◼ 3rd District: Mike Wilson Phone: 476-2393
Email: mwilson@co.humboldt.ca.us
◼ 4th District: Virginia Bass Phone: 476-2394
Email: vbass@co.humboldt.ca.us
◼ 5th District: Sungnome Madrone Phone: 476-2395
Email: rsmadrone@co.humboldt.ca.us
Mailing address:
Humboldt County Courthouse (Humboldt)
825 Fifth St., Room 111
Eureka, CA 95501
Other Contact Information:

Kathy Hayes
Administrative Support Manager to the Board of Supervisors / Clerk of the Board
Phone: 707 476-2396

Nikki Turner
Deputy Clerk of the
Board of Supervisors
Phone: 707 476-2384

Tracy D’Amico
Administrative Assistant to the Board of Supervisors
Phone: 707 476-2390
Fax: 707 445-7299
HUMBOLDT COUNTY Board of Supervisors
Humboldt County Board of Supervisors Agendas
Humboldt County Planning Commission Agendas & Minutes
Meetings are Live Streamed (click here) as well as archived, and Broadcast LIVE and rebroadcast by AccessHumboldt on Channel 10 Go to AccessHumboldt.net for schedule information and archived video.
Board Appointed Offices
The County Administrative Officer is appointed by the Board and serves as the chief executive officer responsible for the day-to-day administration of county affairs.

County Counsel, appointed by the Board, advises and represents the county and board in all legal affairs.

The Clerk of the Board, also appointed by the Board, is responsible for keeping a complete record of Board meetings and performing various mandated tasks.

Del Norte County Board of Supervisors

◼ 1st District: Roger Gitlin Email: rgitlin@co.del-norte.ca.us
◼ 2nd District: Lori Cowan, Vice-Chair Email: lcowan@co.del-norte.ca.us
◼ 3rd District: Chris Howard Email: choward@co.del-norte.ca.us
◼ 4th District: Gerry Hemmingsen, Chair Email: ghemmingsen@co.del-norte.ca.us
◼ 5th District: Bob Berkowitz Email: bberkowitz@co.del-norte.ca.us
Mailing addresss:
Board of Supervisors (Del Norte)
981 H St., Suite 200
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone: 464-7204
Website: http://www.co.del-norte.ca.us/

NORTH COAST CITY COUNCILS

Arcata
Susan Ornelas, Cell Phone: (707) 601-6488
Email: sornelas@cityofarcata.org
Michael Winkler, Mayor Voice Mail: (707) 822-1857
Email: mwinkler@cityofarcata.org
Paul Pitino Vice-Mayor Voice Mail: (707) 822-2556
Email: astillman@cityofarcata.org
Sofia Pereira Voice Mail: (707) 633-8015
Email: spereira@cityofarcata.org
Brett Watson Phone: (707) 822-5953
Email: BWatson@CityofArcata.org
Mailing address:
City Hall, 736 F St.
Arcata, CA 95521
Phone: 822-5953 Fax: 822-8018
City of Arcata
-- Arcata City Council Agendas
Note: LIVE Video Streaming or On Demand Video (click here) of City Council, Planning Commission, Historic & Design Review Commission meetings, and City events and award ceremonies are available online. When a meeting/event is streaming LIVE, “In Progress” will appear in the Upcoming Events box.
Blue Lake
◼ Adelene Jones, Mayor;
◼ Bobbie Ricca, Mayor Pro-Tem;
Councilmembers: Summer Daugherty, Elaine Hogan, Chris Curran,
Mailing address:
City Hall, P.O. Box 458
Blue Lake, CA 95525
Phone: 668-5655 Fax: 668-5916

Crescent City
◼ Blake Inscore, Mayor;
◼ Heidi Kime, Mayor Pro-Tem
Councilmembers: Alex Fallman, Jason Greenough, Isaiah Wright,
Mailing address:
City Hall, 377 J St.
Crescent City, CA 95531
Phone: 464-7483 (ask for city clerk) Fax: 465-4405
Eureka
◼ Mayor: Susan Seaman Phone: 441-4200
Email: sseaman@ci.eureka.ca.gov Term of office: December 18, 2018 - November 2022
◼ 1st Ward: Leslie Castellano Phone: 441-4169
Email: lcastellano@ci.eureka.ca.gov Term of office: December 18, 2018 - November 2022
◼ 2nd Ward: Heidi Messner Phone: 441-4168
Email: latkins@ci.eureka.ca.gov Elected November 8, 2016
◼ 3rd Ward: Natalie Arroyo Phone: 441-4171
Email: narroyo@ci.eureka.ca.gov Term of office: December 14, 2014 - November 6, 2018
◼ 4th Ward: Austin Allison Phone: 441-4167
Email: aallison@ci.eureka.ca.gov Elected: November 8, 2016
◼ 5th Ward: Kim Bergel Phone: 441-4170
Email: kbergel@ci.eureka.ca.gov Term of office: December 16, 2014 - November 6, 2018

PLEASE NOTE: All correspondence pertaining to city business is retained for the public record.
Mailing address:
Eureka City Council
City Hall, 531 K St.
Eureka, CA 95501-1165
Phone: 441-4172 Fax: 441-4138

Council phone no.: (707) 441-4144
Mayor's phone no.: (707) 441-4200

CONTACT INFORMATION - CITY CLERK'S OFFICE
The City Clerk's office is located at:
Eureka City Hall
531 "K" Street - Room 208
Eureka, CA 95501-1146

The office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed during noon.
Telephone/voicemail: (707) 441-4144
Fax: (707) 441-4138
Email: cityclerk@ci.eureka.ca.gov

City Of Eureka CALENDAR
-- Eureka City Council Agendas

Ferndale
Michael Sweeney, Mayor;
Stephen Avis, vice mayor;
Councilmembers:Robin Smith, Kathleen Bullard, Jennifer Fisk Becker
Mailing address:
City Hall, P.O. Box 1095
Ferndale, CA 95536
Phone: 786-4224 Fax: 786-9314
City of Ferndale CALENDAR
-- Ferndale City Council Packet

Fortuna
Sue Long Mayor
Tami Trent Mayor Pro Tem
Councilmembers: Mike Johnson , Dean Glaser, Jeremy Stanfield
Mailing address:
City Hall, 621 11th St.
Fortuna, CA 95540
Phone: 725-7600 Fax: 725-7610
City of Fortuna CALENDAR
-- Fortuna City Council Agendas

Rio Dell
Debra Garnes, Mayor
Email: garnesd@cityofriodell.ca.gov
Julie Woodall, Mayor Pro Tem
Email: woodallj@cityofriodell.ca.gov
Councilmembers:
Sue Strahan
Email: strahans@cityofriodell.ca.gov
Frank Wilson
Email: wilsonf@cityofriodell.ca.gov
Gordon Johnson
Email: johnsong@cityofriodell.ca.gov
Mailing address:
City Hall, 675 Wildwood Ave.
Rio Dell, CA 95562
Phone: 764-3532 Fax: 764-5480
City of Rio Dell CALENDAR
-- Rio Dell City Council Agendas

Trinidad
Steve Ladwig, Mayor
Jack West, Mayor Pro-Tem
Councilmembers: Dave Grover, Dwight Miller, Tom Davies
Mailing address:
City Hall, 409 Trinity
Trinidad, CA 95570
Phone: 677-0223 Fax: 677-3759
City of Trinidad CALENDAR
-- Trinidad City Council Page

MCSD McKinleyville Community Services District
Board of Directors:
Mary Burke President
Email: mburke@mckinleyvillecsd.com
Dennis Mayo Vice President
Email: dmayo@mckinleyvillecsd.com
John Corbett Director
Email: jcorbett@mckinleyvillecsd.com
David Couch Director
Email: DCouch@mckinleyvillecsd.com
Shel Barsanti Director
Email: sbarsanti@mckinleyvillecsd.com
Mailing Address:
1656 Sutter Rd.; McKinleyville, CA 95519
P.O. Box 2037; McKinleyville, CA 95519
MCSD Main Office:
Phone: (707) 839-3251 Fax: (707) 839-8456 Emergency Pager: (707) 268-4778
Parks & Recreation Office:
Phone: (707) 839-9003 Fax: (707) 839-5964
Email: mcsd@mckinleyvillecsd.comWebsite: http://mckinleyvillecsd.com/
Orick Community Services District
Mailing Address:
101 Swan Road
Orick, CA 95555
(707) 488-5741
Email: orickcsd@gmail.comWebsite: http://orickcsd.blogspot.com/
Scotia Community Services District
Board of Directors
Paul Newmaker, President
Diane Black (Bristol), Vice President
Scott Pitcairn
Susan Pryor
Nina Sellen

400 Church Street, Scotia CA 95565

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 245 Scotia CA 95565

Main Office:
Phone: 707.764.4114
Fax: 707.764.4150
http://scotiacsd.com/
Meeting Agendas

Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District
Board of Directors Jim Barnes,John Broadstock, Kevin Laloli, Gayle McKnight and Rick Walsh

Division 1 Neal Latt
Email: latt@hbmwd.com
Division 2 Sheri Woo
Email: woo@hbmwd.com
Division 3 Vacant: Term Expires: November 2020
Deadline to apply is 5pm, January 8, 2020, Submit letter of interest and resume
Division 4 J. Bruce Rupp
Email: rupp@hbmwd.com
Division 5 Michelle Fuller 707-825-8770
Email: Fuller@hbmwd.com
Mailing address:
828 Seventh Street/P.O. Box 95
Eureka, CA 95502
Phone: (707) 443-5018 Fax: (707) 443-5731
http://www.hbmwd.com/contact_us contact via webform
Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation & Conservation District
Commissioners: Larry Doss, Greg Dale, Stephen Kullman, Richard Marks, Patrick Higgins
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1030, Eureka CA 95502-1030
601 Startare Drive, Eureka, CA 95502
Tel: (707) 443-0801 Fax: (707) 443-0800
http://www.humboldtbay.org Contact via webform
Emergency Information: The Marina is always tuned to VHF Channel 14.

 COMMITTEES:  

◼ Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG)
.....Meets 4th Thursday at 7:00 PM in Eureka
◼ Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau
.....Meets Quarterly for lunch (various locations)
◼ Humboldt County Waste Management Authority (HCWMA)
.....Meets 3rd Thursday @ 6:30 PM in Eureka
◼ Humboldt Transit Authority (HTA)
.....Meets 3rd Wednesday at 9:00 AM at HTA
◼ League of California Cities (Redwood Empire Division) (LOCC)
.....Meets Quarterly (various locations)
◼ Redwood Region Economic Development Commission (RREDC)
.....Meets 4th Monday at 6:30 PM in Eureka
◼ Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)
◼ Redwood Coast Energy Authority
.....Meets 3rd Monday at 3:00 PM in Eureka
◼ Humboldt/Del Norte Hazardous Response Authority
.....Meets Quarterly at 4:30 PM in Eureka

 SCHOOL BOARDS:  
Humboldt County School Districts/Humboldt County Office of Education

 LOCAL GROUPS  

Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights (HumCPR)
Open Beaches & Trails

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Consider GETTING INVOLVED, run for office, serve your community. It's very rewarding. And remember, GETTING INVOLVED can be as simple as letting someone know you appreciate what they did, thanking them for their service, many of these positions are unpaid, and often unrecognized, yet the people serve with diligence in order to make their community a better place.