Shane Brinton, Councilmember

Photo Shane Brinton
Voice Mail:  (707) 845-9372
Email:  sbrinton@cityofarcata.org
Fax:  (707) 822-8018
Write:  736 F Street, Arcata, CA 95521

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

I was born and raised in Arcata and I love this city. As a grassroots organizer, I have worked for years to make our community and our society safer, more just and more equitable. It is this desire to effect positive, transformative change that led me to public office, first as a local school board member and now as your council member.

I'm an unrepentant idealist, but I'm also a realist. I know we have the capacity to meet the biggest challenges of our time here at the local levelfrom chronic homelessness and the shortage of affordable housing to climate change and environmental degradationbut it's going to require innovative ideas, respectful persistence and strategic planning.

It's also going to require your input and active involvement. After all, I'm working for youand don't ever let me forget it! Whether or not we agree on a particular issue, I will always listen to you and take your input seriously. Please feel free to contact me with your questions, ideas, concerns and comments.

Thank you for taking an interest in your community and your local elected officials. It is a great honor to represent you and to serve this remarkable city.

Arcata City Council Service

Council Member:  2008present
Mayor:  2013
Vice-Mayor:  2012

Profession

Field Representative for Move to Amend

Education

Some college (still in progress).

Member of City and Regional Committees
  • City Council Representative to the Humboldt-Del Norte Hazardous Materials Response Joint Powers Authority (2014)
  • Alternate City Council Representative to the Redwood Coast Energy Authority (2014)
  • Alternate City Council Representative to the Indian Gaming Fund Committee (2014)
  • Alternate City Council Representative to the Arcata/Camoapa Sister City Committee (2012-2014)
Past Community Involvement and Service
  • Alternate City Council Representative to Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District, Water Quality Task Force (2012-2013)
  • City Council Representative to the Legislative Committee, League of California Cities-Redwood Empire Division (2013)
  • City Council Representative to Humboldt Waste Management Authority (2010, 2012-2013, Alternate 2011)
  • Alternate City Council Representative to Humboldt Transit Authority (2011-12)
  • City Council Liaison to the HSU/City Liaisons Group (2013, Alternate 2012)
  • City Council Representative to Redwood Coast Energy Authority (2011)
  • Alternate City Council Representative to Redwood Region Economic Development Commission (2011)
  • City Council Liaison to Arcata Chamber of Commerce (20092011)
  • City Council Liaison to Arcata/Camoapa Sister City Committee (20102011)
  • Council Representative to Humboldt Transit Authority (2009)
  • Council Liaison to the Arcata Endeavor (2009)
  • Board Member, Northern Humboldt Union High School District
  • Member of NHUHSD Wellness and Sports Advisory Committees
  • Campaign Manager for Mark Lovelace's County Supervisorial Campaign
  • Member, Humboldt County Democratic Central Committee
  • Volunteer for Democracy Unlimited and the Measure T Campaign
  • Volunteer organizer for the Tenants Union of Northern Humboldt
  • Organizer of anti-war rallies and marches with Communities for Peace
  • Volunteer for youth recreational activities organized by Placebo
  • Cook and server for Arcata Food Not Bombs
  • Front desk attendant for the Redwood Peace & Justice Center
  • Student Body President, Sunny Brae Middle School