Help plan Arcata's parks, transportation and historic building preservation

Volunteer on an Arcata committee or commission and help shape our future

Arcata's Parks and Recreation, Transportation Safety and Historic Landmarks Committees are all looking for a few good volunteers. If you have expertise in historic preservation, recreation and trails, or any mode of transportation from car, pedestrian, bicycle, wheelchair or skateboard, considering serving your community on one of these committees. Click here for an application.

March 28, 2014


The City of Arcata depends on volunteer expertise to help plan and administer different programs. Committee and commission members advise the City Council on a variety of issues, including public recreation and parklands, historic building preservation and transportation safety.

The Historic Landmarks Committee is seeking a member to help advise the Council and staff on preserving Arcata’s heritage of older buildings. Members are knowledgeable about historic preservation, architecture, landscape architecture, building design and construction, landscaping, or solar siting, green building or energy efficient building design. You do not have to be an Arcata resident to apply for this committee which meets on the third Thursday of each month at 4 p.m.

The Parks and Recreation Committee is seeking two members to make recommendations to the Council on acquisition, development and improvement of parklands, recreation areas and regional trails and to help establish user fees and regulations for park and public facilities. This committee meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 6 p.m.

Transportation Safety Committee members advise the Council and staff on transportation matters. The Committee includes members interested in pedestrian, bicycle, skate boarding and public transit issues. There is one vacancy on this committee which meets once a month on the third Tuesday at 4:30 p.m.

For more information please contact the Arcata City Manager’s Office at (707) 822-5953. Applications are available at the City Manager’s Office, 736 F Street, Arcata, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online anytime at: