Meet Your Commissioners 

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Only two members of the Humboldt County Planning Commission were seated in March 2012, when the commission voted to send its draft of the General Plan Update on to the board of supervisors for review.
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Appointed Jan. 29, 2013 by Rex Bohn. Term Ends Jan. 31, 2017. Lives in Eureka.
Owner/President of Alan Bongio Construction Inc. A member of the Humboldt Economic and Land Plan. Partner in Fortuna's Airport Road Mini Storage LLC. Humboldt County Community Services District Board member since 2003. Owns a rental property in Eureka and the mini storage facility.
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Appointed at-large through a unanimous vote on May 25, 2011. Term Ends Jan. 31, 2015. Lives in Eureka.
A retired telecommunications engineer for AT&T. Served on the Eureka Planning Commission for six years. Former president of executive board of the Greater Eureka Chamber of Commerce. Spent six years as a forestry technician, survey technician and firefighter for the U.S. Forest Service. A member of the Humboldt Economic and Land Plan. Edmonds did not report owning any property on his statement of economic interests.
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Appointed Jan. 29, 2014 by Mark Lovelace. Term Ends Jan. 31, 2015. Lives in Arcata.
Treasurer of the Environmental Protection Information Center (EPIC). EPIC board member since 2003. Founder and Principal consultant of LandWater Conservation Consulting. Lands Director at Sanctuary Forest. Levy has not filed a statement of economic interests with the county, so his land holdings are unclear.
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Appointed Feb. 3, 2011 by Ryan Sundberg. Term Ends Jan. 31, 2015. Lives in Hoopa.
Owns Native Access Inc., a marketing and distribution company. Former chair of the Yurok Tribal Council. Appointed by the U.S. Secretary of the Interior to help implement the Hoopa-Yurok Settlement Act of 1988. Has served on the Department of the Interior Trust Reform Task Force, on the Klamath Fisheries Management Council and chaired the Klamath River Traditional Indian Fishers Association. Chaired the Del Norte County Democratic Central Committee. Former President of the Klamath Chamber of Commerce. Chaired the Indian Law Resource Center. Owns a home in Hoopa.
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Appointed Feb. 11, 2014 by Virginia Bass. Term Ends Jan. 31, 2015. Lives in Eureka.
Owns Kevin McKenny Construction, a contracting and real estate development company. Co-owner of McKenny's Do It Best Building Centers in Eureka and Arcata. Served on the Humboldt Community Services District board for 26 years. Served three terms on Humboldt County's Local Agency Formation Committee. McKenny has not yet filed a statement of economic interests with the county, so his land holdings are unclear, but he does own Eureka's Downtowner Motel.
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Appointed Jan. 10, 2013 by Estelle Fennell. Term Ends Jan. 31, 2017. Lives in Blocksburg.
Forester/real estate investor. Former treasurer of the Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights. A member of the Humboldt Economic and Land Plan. Sued the federal government unsuccessfully in 2003 for preventing him from cutting old-growth redwood trees on his property. Owns or has investment interests in property in Blocksburg, Trinidad, Arcata, and elsewhere.
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Appointed at-large with a 3-1-1 vote, with Mark Lovelace dissenting and Ryan Sundberg abstaining, on Feb. 26, 2013. Term Ends Jan. 31, 2017. Lives in Kneeland.
Owns Turned Wood Products, which makes handcrafted wood art from sustainably harvested wood. Founded the Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights. Served on the Eureka Planning Commission. Owns a rental property in Fortuna, and multiple properties in Eureka, including apartment buildings and storefronts. Owns nearly 200 acres of redwood TPZ land in Kneeland.
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Appointed Jan. 10, 2013 by Estelle Fennell. Term Ends Jan. 31, 2017. Lives in Blocksburg.
Forester/real estate investor. Former treasurer of the Humboldt Coalition for Property Rights. A member of the Humboldt Economic and Land Plan. Sued the federal government unsuccessfully in 2003 for preventing him from cutting old-growth redwood trees on his property. Owns or has investment interests in property in Blocksburg, Trinidad, Arcata, and elsewhere.

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