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 from 2007-2020, click here.

Committee Members

MemberTerm Expiration
George Williamson2024
Andrea Alstone, Vice-Chair2023
Carisse Geronimo2023
Mike Kowalski
Gwelen Paliaga2022
Jim Zoellick2022
Michael Winkler2024
Emily BenvieCity Staff Liaison

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.