The Redwood Coast Energy Authority Board of Directors established a Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to support RCEA public engagement efforts and to provide decision-making support and input to the RCEA Board.
The CAC can have up to 15 members. Eleven are appointed by the RCEA Board, and four additional members were added through an open application process that was voted on by the full RCEA Board. CAC members will serve 2-year terms, and all CAC members shall have their primary residence in Humboldt County.
CAC meetings will be held quarterly with the option of special, additional CAC meetings to address specific topics or situations as needed. CAC meeting agendas will be coordinated with the Executive Director, and may include items requested by the Board.
Quarterly meetings are open to the public and will be held in the first month of the quarter, on the 2nd Tuesday. Meetings are located at the RCEA office, 633 3rd Street in Old Town Eureka.
Scheduled regular meetings:
- July 10, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
- October 9, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
- January 8, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Additional “special” meetings will likely be held to focus on specific projects.
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In May 2016 the Board approved community engagement guidelines which included appointing an initial Community Advisory Committee (CAC) to facilitate public engagement and provide input to the Board. The Board agreed at that time that each Board member would nominate one community member to be appointed to the CAC who would serve for an initial commitment through 2016. After launch of the CCE in May 2017, RCEA proposed continuing the CAC. The Committee subsequently met twice and reviewed and revised their Charter to reflect a new status as a standing committee that would meet quarterly. Recently the Board of Directors Operating Guidelines was updated to include that the Board will appoint at least one RCEA Board member as a CAC liaison that will attend CAC meetings, but will not vote.
Current Community Advisory Committee:
- Eureka: Kathy Srabian
- Arcata: Norman Bell
- Fortuna: vacant
- Rio Dell: vacant
- Ferndale: Dennis Leonardi
- Blue Lake: Kit Mann
- Trinidad: Richard Johnson
- HBMWD: Craig Mitchell
- County 1: Luna Latimer (Orleans – Eastern Humboldt)
- County 2: Matty Tittman (Southern Humboldt)
- County 3: Tom Hofweber
- Four at-large:
- Jerome Carman, Eureka
- Colin Fiske, McKinleyville
- Larry Goldberg, Trinidad
- Pam Halstead, Eureka