Blue Lake City Council
The City of Blue Lake is governed by a five-member, elected City Council, which establishes overall policies for the city. Annually, the council selects one of its members to serve as mayor and another to serve as mayor pro-tem. The mayor presides at council meetings; the mayor pro-tem presides in the mayor's absence. City Council meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise posted. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and are held at the Skinner Store Building behind City Hall. For minutes of the City Council, please click here.
City Council Members
Elections are held in November of even-numbered years, in which either two or three council members are elected to four-year terms. The council members work together to enact laws and establish administrative policy for the city through the council's rules and regulations. They also appoint: City Manager, City Attorney, Commission, Committees.
NOTICE of ELECTION: There are three (3) seats open to nomination for the November 3rd 2020 Election. To apply for candidacy contact Blue Lake City Hall at 707-668-5655 or email@example.com - See PDF for Details Notice of Election
Meet the Council
Term expires: 2020
Primary: Humboldt County Association of Governments and Mayor Select Committee, Water Task Force, Indian Gaming Grant and Blue Lake Rancheria Liaison
Alternate: League of California Cities
Bobbie RiccaMayor Pro Tem
Term Expires: 2020
Primary: Blue Lake Parks and Recreation Commission Liaison, Blue Lake Economic Development Commission Liaison, Blue Lake Chamber of Commerce
Alternate: Humboldt County Association of Governments and Mayor Select Committee, Indian Gaming Grant and Blue Lake Rancheria Liaison, Blue Lake Public Safety Commission Liaison
Summer DaughertyCouncil Member
Term expires: 2020
Primary: Redwood Region Economic Development Commission, Redwood Coast Energy Authority
Alternate: Water Task Force, Humboldt Waste Management Authority
Elaine HoganCouncil Member
Term Expires: 2022
Primary:League of California Cities, Blue Lake Public Safety Commission Liaison
Alternate: Blue Lake Chamber of Commerce, Blue Lake Economic Development Commission, Blue Lake Fire Department
Chris CurranCouncil Member
Term Expires: 2022
Primary: Blue Lake Fire Department Liaison
Alternate: Redwood Region Economic Development Commission, Redwood Coast Energy Authority, Blue Lake Parks and Recreation Commission Liaison, Mad River Alliance
At the end of each calendar year, the City Clerk publishes a list of all appointments to regular and ongoing commissions which are appointment by the City Council. This is done pursuant to the Maddy Act, Government Code Section 54970. This list will be posted at the local library branch and online, and updated when needed.
Parties interested in filling vacancies need to fill out a Council / Commission / Committee Application (see below) and return to City Hall.
Parks and Recreation Commission
The Parks and Recreation Commission meets on the 2nd Thursday of the month at the Skinner Store at 6:30 p.m. - and is an advisory commission to the City Council.
There is currently one vacancy and two terms ending on January 31, 2020. Applicants to the Parks and Recreation Commission may live in or work in the City of Blue Lake or the sphere of influence.
Applications are available at City Hall during office hours (M-F, 9 a.m. - 12 noon, 1-4 p.m.) or online below. Applications are due no later than March 23 at noon to be reviewed at the next Council Meeting on April 10. Applicants should plan to attend the Council Meeting where applications are reviewed.
Eric Hall - Term ending January 31, 2020
Chris Gonzalez - Term ending January 31, 2020
Jen Soderfelt - Term ending January 31, 2021
Bettina Eipper - Term ending January 31, 2020
The agenda and packet will be available here no later than the Friday prior to the meeting.