She was born in Arcata. Now she’s the mayor! 

Today on Humboldt Tea Time, host John Kennedy O’Connor is honored to be joined by Sarah Schaefer, an Arcata native who became a high school teacher and then mayor of the whole goddamn town.

What led her into public service? What’s it like to be involved in Arcata government, at a time of great transformation in the city, and in the county generally? How is the city getting along with Cal Poly Humboldt, and with its neighboring communities? Will she seek reelection next year, and will that decision be affected by whether or not she can afford to buy a house in her home town?

Today’s official tea time snack is Sweet Potato and Goat Cheese Bites, which you will make with Cypress Grove, of course. Tuck in, press play.