Community Advisory Committee

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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 serve 2-year terms, and all CAC members live in Humboldt County.

CAC meetings are held bimonthly. Additional CAC meetings are held to address specific topics or situations as needed.

CAC meetings are open to the public and are held at 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every other month at RCEA’s office, 633 Third Street in Old Town Eureka. (Exceptions are being made during the COVID-19 public health emergency and are being held on zoom).

For information about RCEA’s governing body, the Board of Directors, please visit the Board of Directors page.

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Current Community Advisory Committee:

  • Arcata: Norman Bell
  • Blue Lake: Kit Mann
  • Eureka: Catherine Gurin
  • Ferndale: VICE-CHAIR Dennis Leonardi
  • Fortuna: Elizabeth Burks
  • Rio Dell: Roger Hess
  • Trinidad: Richard Johnson
  • HBMWD: Ethan Lawton
  • County 1: Luna Latimer (Eastern Humboldt)
  • County 2: Vacant (Southern Humboldt)
  • County 3: Christopher Honar

  • Four at-large: 
    • Jerome Carman, Eureka
    • Colin Fiske, Arcata
    • CHAIR Larry Goldberg, Trinidad
    • Pam Halstead, Eureka

  • Board Liaison: Director Chris Curran, Blue Lake
  • Board Alternate Liaison: Vice-Chair Stephen Avis, Ferndale

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Community Advisory Committee Meetings

November 9, 2021

  • Regular Meeting Agenda (Via Teleconference)
      • COVID-19 Notice: Following revised Brown Act open meeting law provisions and Governor Newsom’s COVID-19 State of Emergency Proclamation, RCEA Community Advisory Committee meetings will be held via teleconference until further notice. RCEA offices will be closed for this meeting.

To participate in the meeting LIVE:

To comment:
  • If participating online, raise your hand during the public comment periods to speak. You may be limited to 3 minutes.
  • If participating by phone, press star (*) 9 to raise your hand. You will be prompted when it is your turn to speak.
  • Email PublicComment@redwoodenergy.org. Include the agenda item number in the subject line.
  • Comments may be limited to ≈ 500 words and must be received by the meeting date.

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October 29, 2019

November 12, 2019

December 3, 2019

December 10, 2019

April 10, 2018

July 10, 2018

August 21, 2018

October 9, 2018

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