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Board of Directors

Arcata Fire District is governed by an elected five-person Board of Directors.  Anyone residing within the fire district boundaries, and who meets other legal requirements to hold public office, can run for a position on the Board.  Elections are conducted every two years; each director serves a four-year term.  The Board of Directors conducts regular public meetings, in compliance with the Brown Act. The meetings are held at the Arcata Station 631 9th Street, Arcata, CA at 5:30 p.m. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month unless otherwise noted.  

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Blaine Manor

Director Division 1

term expires Dec. 2024


Nicole Johnson

Board President

Director Division 2

term expires Dec. 2022


Randy Mendosa

Vice President

Director Division 3

term expires Dec. 2024


Elena David

Director Division 4

term expires Dec. 2022


David Rosen

Director Division 5

term expires Dec. 2022

District Board Meetings

Anyone who is interested in how the business of the Fire District is conducted is encouraged to attend and comment on any item on the agenda.

Members of the public are welcome to address the Board about any item not on the agenda in the “Oral Communications” portion of each meeting’s agenda.  All presentations made under public appearance are normally restricted to three (3) minutes in length per meeting unless the board President specifically authorizes additional time.  The Board meeting agenda is posted on the Friday before the regular Board meeting at Arcata Station.


Prior to each meeting, a Board packet is assembled containing documents pertinent to agenda actions items along with copies of the District’s accounts payables, correspondence, and other items of general information for the Board.  A copy of the Board packet is available by clicking on the corresponding date in our District Board Agendas section.  To contact the Arcata Fire  District Board of Directors, please email Becky Schuette at

Reasonable accommodation will be made at the meeting for anyone having special needs due to disabilities.  Please contact Becky Schuette at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.