Commission Vacancy for Regular Public Member

The Humboldt Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo) invites interested persons to apply for the position of Public Member on the Commission. The public member fully participates in the discussion and deliberation at LAFCo meetings and votes on all items put before the commission. LAFCo meetings are held at least six times per year on the third Wednesday of odd-numbered months at the County Courthouse in Eureka. The four-year term for the Public Member runs through June 30, 2024.

LAFCo is an independent government agency created in each county by the California State Legislature in 1963. LAFCo is responsible for facilitating changes in local governmental structure and boundaries that fosters orderly growth and development, promotes the efficient delivery of services, and encourages the preservation of open space and agricultural lands. Most notably, this includes approving or disapproving boundary change proposals, such as annexations and detachments, consistent with adopted spheres of influence for cities and special districts.

The Public Member must be a resident of Humboldt County. No person may serve as the Public Member of LAFCo who at the same time is an officer or employee of a local public agency or who is a member of a public board, commission, or committee that has the authority to make advisory or final decisions on matters relating to land use or the provision of services.  

To apply for the Regular Public Member seat on the commission, fill out and return the application available below to the LAFCo office at 1125 16th Street, Suite 202, Arcata, CA 95521, no later than 5:00 p.m. on June 12, 2020, or by email to

Application for Regular Public Member