Arcata Fire Accepting Applications for Board of Directors Until March 19

This is a press release from the Arcata Fire Protection District:

Due to the pending resignation of Director John Davis, effective at the conclusion of the May 15, 2018, Board meeting, a vacancy will exist for the position he occupied serving the Board of Directors of the Arcata Fire Protection District in Division 5.

As this appointment will occur in the second half of the term of office and more than 130 days prior to the next general district election, the appointment to fill the vacancy will expire on the first Friday in December 2018. Should the appointee desire to continue, he or she must file candidacy for the November 2018 General Election.

Prospective candidates must reside and be a registered voter within the boundaries of Division 5 of the Arcata Fire Protection District (Division 5 includes properties located in Southeast Arcata, Sunny Brae, Bayside and Jacoby Creek areas, and all of Manila). The Board intends to make its appointment no later than June 29, 2018.

Any person interested in being considered for appointment to this seat on the Board of Directors is asked to submit an application of qualifications. Forms are available at any of the District fire stations or through the District website at

Applications can be mailed to the District Office at 2149 Central Avenue, McKinleyville, CA 95519 or dropped off Monday – Friday between 8am and 5pm, closed for lunch. Application deadline is March 19, 2018 at 4 p.m. – postmarks not accepted.

Questions concerning this appointment should be directed to the Clerk of the Board, at 825-2000. The Board will consider all applicants at a special public meeting scheduled for March 27, 2018 at 5:30 p.m., 631 9th Street, Arcata CA.


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