This collection consists of material gathered by members of the City Council of Arcata, California from 1969-2008 (bulk dates
1988-2004). The documents reflect the management, organization, and planning that city councilmembers participated in during
their tenure in office. These documents were generated or inherited by Connie Stewart's time in office. This collection's
strength is its representation of what councilmembers use to make policy decisions.
Connie Stewart served as City Councilwoman of Arcata, California from 1996-2004, and was the Mayor from 1999-2001. Stewart
is the Executive Director of the California Center for Rural Policy at Humboldt State University. She has dedicated her entire
career to civic service and leadership with a broad array of organizations: Hospice of Humboldt (board member), The Open Door
Community Health Centers (board member), Redwood Coast Rural Action, Community Health Alliance (board member), Humboldt Energy
Task Force (co-founder), Redwood Coast Energy Authority (former chair and co-founder), the Northcoast Environmental Center
(Office Manager), Arcata Community Recycling Center (former board member), North Coast Big Brothers/Big Sisters (former board
member) and the KHSU-FM community advisory panel (former chair). She is a currently an Alternate Commissioner on the California
Coastal Commission and is former President of the Local Government Commission--an organization that focuses on educating elected
officials on "Smart Growth" principals. She earned her bachelor's degree in speech communication at Humboldt State University
Copyright has not been assigned to the Humboldt State University Library. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please
contact the Special Collections Librarian.
The collection is open for research.