- Committees & Commissions
Vacancies & Applications
Volunteer members of City Committees help shape Arcata's future. Learn more about open vacancies on City Committees and how to apply.
Economic Development Committee
The Economic Development Committee consists of 7 members who have interest, knowledge or experience in banking, real estate, the arts, agriculture, small business, tourism, industry, commerce, building, housing, science and technology or employee relations.
The Committee's primary function is to make recommendations and provide information to the City Council and Commissions regarding energy efficiency, energy conservation and conversion to greener energy sources.
Forest Management Committee
The Committee's primary function is to advise Council and Commissions in matters relating to forestry issues within the City-owned forest land, and review timber harvest plans for conformance with the goals and policies of the Forest Management Plan, Monitoring Plan and Recreation Plans.
Historic Landmarks Committee
Members of the Historic Landmarks Committee advise the City Council on matters pertaining to structures, sites or neighborhoods having special character or significant historic, architectural, cultural or aesthetic interest or value.
Parks & Recreation Committee
The Parks & Recreation Committee's advises the City Council and City Commissions on topics related to public recreation, parklands, local and regional trails, art, literature, music and other related activities.
Public Safety Committee
The Public Safety Committee provides a platform for the community to come together to gain understanding of public safety concerns and recommend actions the City can take to improve the quality of life in Arcata. This Committee focuses on providing a public forum for the City, the Arcata Police Department and community members to share public safety concerns and identify potential solutions, and this committee will continue to explore topics surrounding police reform in Arcata.
Transactions & Use Tax Oversight Committee
The Transactions & Use Tax Oversight Committee’s primary function is to review spending from the general fund, related to streets and police activity budgets, and to provide an annual report to the City Council with recommendations for general fund spending for road improvements and public safety for the upcoming fiscal year.
Transportation Safety Committee
The Transportation Safety Committee's primary function is to review all transportation matters and make recommendations to Council, commissions and staff.
Wetlands & Creeks Committee
The Wetlands & Creeks Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the City Council, Commissions and City Staff in matters relating to the policies affecting creeks, riparian areas, wetland and tideland resources of Arcata.