Energy Committee


Regular meetings of the Energy Committee take place the 3rd Monday of every odd-numbered month at 5:30 PM in Arcata City Hall’s Council Chamber, located at 736 F Street.  Additional meetings will take place at the call of the Committee Chair.

Agendas & Archives

Meeting agendas and agenda archives for the Energy Committee can be found here

To review the Energy Committee's Annual Report Archive, please see chart below with PDF file download links. 

Annual Reports


Committee Members

MemberTerm Expiration
George Williamson2024
Andrea Alstone, Vice-Chair2026
Patrick Buckwalter2026
Gwelen Paliaga2025
Jim Zoellick2025
Michael Winkler, Chair2024
Emily Benvie & Morguine SefcikCity Staff Liaisons

Overview of Committee DutiesAMIC-with-solar-panels

The Energy Committee makes recommendations and provides information to the City Council on topics related to energy efficiency, fossil fuel consumption, energy conservation, green energy conversion and developing sustainable energy supplies.

Committee members also advise City Council, the Planning Commission and City staff on sustainable energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction considerations related to City planning and regulation, and make recommendations on potential ways for City to generate its own renewable energy.