In 2015, Eureka gained national media attention for having the only all-woman city council in the state. Two years later, Humboldt is still home to the only all-woman city council. And while Austin Allison — MAN — has since been elected in Eureka, you only need drive 20 minutes north to find the current all-female cast.
The LA Times reported yesterday that of California’s 482 cities, only 72 of them have a women majority on their councils, and but one is all-woman — Blue Lake.
After mayor pro tem John Sawatzky resigned earlier this year to reportedly spend more time with his family, newly appointed councilmember Elizabeth Mackay was sworn in this June — thus making history.
Blue Lake’s current city council is as follows: Mayor Adelene Jones, mayor pro tem Jean Lynch, and councilmembers Elizabeth Mackay, Jean Lynch and Summer Daugherty.
“I am ecstatic to have an all-woman council in this time and age,” Daugherty told the LA Times “We’re excited and motivated.”
The LA Times article goes on to profile on Blue Lake, covering the city’s past and present happenings. The Logger Bar even gets a shoutout. Hurray, Blue Lake! Click here and give it a read.