A Time of Transition
As Humboldt Area Foundation launches its search of a new executive director, it highlights that there is actually quite a bit of transition at the top occurring here in Humboldt County. Just take a look at some of the changes at many of the governmental and non-profit agencies across the county.
|Organization||Position||Person Vacating Position||New Hire|
|Humboldt Area Foundation||Executive Director||Peter Pennekamp||Vacant|
|St Joseph’s Hospital||Chief Executive||Joe Mark||Vacant|
|Humboldt Waste Management Authority||Executive Director||Jim Test||Patrick Owen (interim)|
|Redwood Regional Economic Development Commission||Executive Director||Gregg Foster||Don Ehnebuske|
|Humboldt Bay Harbor District||Chief Executive||Dave Hull||Jack Crider|
|Humboldt Transit Authority||Executive Director||Neleen Fregoso||Greg Pratt|
|College of the Redwoods||President||Jeff Marsee / Utpal K. Goswami||Kathryn Lehner|
|City of Fortuna||City Manager||Duane Rigge||Regan Candelario|
|City of Eureka||City Manager||Dave Tyson||Search Underway|
|Area 1 Agency Aging||Executive Director||Cindy Denbo||Maggie Kraft|
|Humboldt County Community Development Services||Director||Kirk Girard||Martha Spencer (interim planning director)|
|Humboldt Baykeeper||Executive Director||Beth Werner||Vacant|
Combine all this with two new county supervisors — come January, only Mark Lovelace will have served for more than two years — and it is probably fair to say that there’s a new era in Humboldt County.