Alexandra Stillman, Vice-Mayor

I appreciate Arcata's spirit of innovation and thank those who have worked hard to achieve this place for Arcata in our county. Working toward environmental solutions to create economic viability for our city is not easy, but needed. Our decisions need to take into account the future generations of Arcata and how they will like living in what we are and have created. We will always have a lot of work to do and are fortunate to have a forward-thinking citizenry who support innovation and a university brimming with ideas and expertise which they are willing to share. I believe acting locally is a healthy solution for Arcata's path toward a sustainable future.

Arcata City Council Service

  • Council Member: 1972–1980; 2006–2014; 2022-Present
  • Mayor: 1974–1978, 2010
  • Vice-Mayor:  2008, 2009

Current City & Regional Committee Assignments 

  • City Council Representative to Humboldt Transit Authority
  • City Council Representative to H-DN Hazardous Materials Response JPA
  • City Council Liaison to Friends of the Arcata Marsh

Private Sector Accomplishments

  • Restored nine historic homes and commercial buildings, preserving Arcata's unique character
  • Partnered with Cal Poly Humboldt (formerly Humboldt State University) to create the Sculpture Courtyard in downtown Arcata as a student exhibition space
  • Lobbied statewide in the 1980s for passage of California Main Street legislation
  • Helped form the Arcata Downtown Business Community and later Arcata Main Street to revitalize a downtown plagued by closed storefronts
  • Revitalized the Arcata Plaza's Ninth and H Street corner
  • Provided three tourist lodging accommodations as part of the Arcata Stay network

Past Community Service

  • City Council Liaison to Friends of Arcata Marsh (2012-2013)
  • City Council Liaison to the Humboldt State University/City of Arcata Working Group (2010)
  • City Council Liaison to Arcata House (2011–2012)
  • Alternate City Council Liaison for the Sister City Committee (2011)
  • Alternate City Council Representative to the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (2011)
  • Alternate City Council Representative to the Humboldt-Del Norte Hazardous Materials Response JPA (2011)
  • City Council Representative to the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (2009, Alternate 2012, 2013)
  • City Council Representative to the Humboldt Waste Management Authority JPA (2009)
  • Member, Arcata Economic Development Committee (1997–2006)
  • Board Member, Arcata Economic Development Corporation (1992–2000)
  • Commissioner, State Water Commission (1976–1980)
  • Board Member, President, Arcata Downtown Business Community's Main Street Program (1987–2002)
  • Member, Humboldt County Economic Development Forum
  • Member, Private Industry Council of Humboldt County
  • Member, Arcata Design Review Committee
  • Board Member, California Preservation Foundation


  • California Preservation Foundation Milton Marks Award (2011)
  • League of Women Voters Civic Contribution Award (2003)
  • Democrat of the Year, Humboldt County (1996)