Michael Winkler, Vice-Mayor

Michael Winkler
Voice Mail:  (707) 822-1857
Email:  mwinkler@cityofarcata.org
Fax:  (707) 822-8018
Write:  736 F Street, Arcata, CA 95521

Elected:  November 2008
Re-Elected:  November 2012
Current Term Expires:  2016

My family lives just west of downtown Arcata. I came to Arcata in 1997 to earn a second degree in Environmental Resources Engineering at HSU and to work as an Energy Research Engineer at HSU's Schatz Energy Research Center. Before coming to Arcata, I worked for 25 years as an engineer in the electronics industry in Chicago and in the Bay Area.

Throughout my professional career I have also worked as a volunteer in environmental and other community service organizations.

My philosophy is that in addition to my personal and professional life I have a duty to apply my time and my abilities to improving our community. I work best by consensus and by constantly working to improve my ability to listen and understand diverse points of view. I expect the best of myself and of other people.

Arcata City Council Service

Council Member:  2008present
Mayor:  2012
Vice-Mayor:  2011, 2014

Profession

Energy Engineer

Education

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Resources Engineering, Humboldt State University; Bachelor of Science in Physics, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Illinois, Urbana.

Member of City and Regional Committees
  • Alternate City Council Representative to Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG) (20112014)
  • City Council Representative to Humboldt Transit Authority (20112014)
  • City Council Liaison to HSU/City Liaison (2012, Alternate Representative 2011, 2014)
  • City Council Liaison to Arcata Downtown Business Community - Arcata Main Street (2013-2014)
  • City Council Liaison to Arcata House Partnership (2013-2014)
  • Alternate City Council Representative to the Humboldt Waste Management Authority (2014)
Other Community Service
  • Arcata Planning Commission (20002008)
  • Arcata Energy Committee (19982000)
  • Campus Center for Appropriate Technology (CCAT) Steering Committee (2000present)
  • Humboldt (HSU) Energy Independence Fund Board (2007present)
  • Green Wheels Advisory Board (2007present)
Past Community Service
  • City Council Representative to the Legislative Committee, Redwood Empire Division, League of California Cities (2012)
  • City Council Liaison to North Coast Resource Center (20102012)
  • Alternate City Council Representative to the Indian Gaming Fund Committee (2011)
  • City Council Representative to Humboldt Waste Management Authority (2011)
  • City Council Representative to Humboldt Transit Authority (2010)
  • City Council Liaison to Arcata House (2009present)
  • Alternate City Member of Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCo) (2010)
  • City Council Representative to Humboldt-Del Norte Hazardous Materials Response JPA (2009)
  • City Council Representative to Redwood Coast Energy Authority (Vice-Chair 2009)