The City of Rio Dell | Outpost file photo.

City of Rio Dell press release:

Three seats on the Council are open for the general election on November 6, 2018. The four‐year terms of current Councilmembers Debra Garnes, Tim Marks and Mayor Pro Tem Gordon Johnson will expire at the end of this year.

Councilmembers Debra Garnes, Tim Marks and Mayor Pro Tem Gordon Johnson | Tiny photos provided by the City of Rio Dell.

Interested persons are encouraged to pick up a nomination packet at City Hall, 675 Wildwood Avenue. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The packet contains vital information and necessary forms in order to complete the nomination process and appear on the ballot.

The packet is available now but must be returned by Friday, August 10, 2018 by 5:00pm. Interested persons are encouraged to collect the packet as soon as possible as the requirements may take time to complete.

The City of Rio Dell holds City Council meetings on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday’s of every month, in addition to special meetings that are held on an as‐needed basis. City Councilmembers are also assigned by the Mayor to represent the interests of the City on various regional Boards and Commissions, including but not limited to the Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA), Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo), Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG), Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Humboldt Transit Authority (HTA), League of California Cities ‐ Redwood Empire Division (LOCC), Redwood Region Economic Development Commission (RREDC), Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA), Humboldt/Del Norte Hazardous Response Authority and more. In addition, there are various internal committees that members may be assigned to. Typically, a City Councilmember will be assigned as either a lead or alternate for 2‐4 of these various regional and internal committees at any given time. Travel expenses are reimbursed.

The City of Rio Dell does not require a filing fee to run for office. Please contact Karen Dunham, City Clerk at (707)764‐3532 for more information.