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. Meetings are held on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise posted. Meetings start at 7:00 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.
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Meet the Council

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Adelene Jones

Mayor
Contactajones@bluelake.ca.gov

Term expires: 2020

Committee Assignments

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

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Bobbie Ricca

Mayor Pro Tem
Contactbricca@bluelake.ca.gov

Term Expires: 2020

Committee Assignments

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

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Summer Daugherty

Council Member
Contactsdaugherty@bluelake.ca.gov

Term expires: 2020

Committee Assignments

Primary: Redwood Region Economic Development Commission, Redwood Coast Energy Authority

Alternate:  Water Task Force, Humboldt Waste Management Authority

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Elaine Hogan

Council Member
Contactehogan@bluelake.ca.gov

Term Expires: 2022

Committee Assignments 

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

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Chris Curran

Council Member
Contactccurran@bluelake.ca.gov

Term Expires: 2022
 
Committee Assignments

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

Maddy Act

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.

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Council Commissions

Parks and Recreation Commission

The Parks and Recreation Commission meet Bi-Monthly on the 3rd Tuesday at Skinner Store at 6:30 p.m. and is and advisory commission to the City Council.

There is currently two (2) Vacancies on the Parks and Recreation Commission. Applicants 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.

Commissioners are:

Eric Hall - Term ending January 31, 2020

Chris Gonzalez - Term ending January 31, 2020

Jen Soderfelt - Term ending January 31, 2021

Nichole Chojnacki - Term ending January 31, 2021

Bettina Eipper - Term ending January 31, 2020

The next meeting of the Parks and Recreation Commission scheduled for March 20, 2018, is Cancelled. This meeting will be rescheduled for some time in April, and will be posted as soon as possible. The agenda and packet will be available here no later than the Friday prior to the meeting.

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Complaints

To file a concern or a complaint with the City, please complete a form found below and submit to City Hall.

Download Agendas and Minutes

Council & Commission Agendas