Rio Dell has a City Council - City Manager form of government. The City Council sets policy while the City Manager carries out the day-to-day business of the City. The Mayor is selected by the City Council and serves as the presiding officer at city council meetings and as the official head of the city for legislative and ceremonial purposes.
City Council Members are elected to four year terms. Terms are staggered and every two years either 2 or 3 members are up for re-election.
Councilmember Sue Strahan
Term Expires: 2020
Councilmember Bryan Richter
Term Expires: 2022
Councilmember Frank Wilson
Term Expires: 2020
Council Committee Appointments
Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG)
Meets 3rd Thursday at 4:00 PM in Eureka
Appointee: Strahan Alternate: Woodall
Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau
Meets Quarterly for lunch (various locations)
Appointee: Garnes Alternate: Strahan
Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA)
Meets 3rd Thursday @ 5:30 PM in Eureka
Appointee: Wilson Alternate: Richter
Humboldt Transit Authority (HTA)
Meets 3rd Wednesday at 9:00 AM at HTA
Appointee: Woodall Alternate: Strahan
League of California Cities (Redwood Empire Division) (LOCC)
Meets Quarterly (various locations)
Appointee: Garnes Alternate: Richter
Redwood Region Economic Development Commission (RREDC)
Meets 4th Monday at 6:30 PM in Eureka
Appointee: Richter Alternate: Woodall
Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCo)
(Appointed Dec. 2014 to term ending 6/30/16)
Appointee: None Alternate: None
Redwood Coast Energy Authority
Meets 3rd Monday at 3:00 PM in Eureka
Appointee: Wilson Alternate: Garnes
Humboldt/Del Norte Hazardous Response Authority
Meets Quarterly at 4:30 PM in Eureka
Appointee: Strahan Alternate: Garnes
Traffic Committee: Chief of Police Conner, Community Development Director Caldwell, City Manager Knopp, Rio Dell Fire Chief Wilson, Water/Roadways Superintendent Jensen, Coucnilmember Wilson and Councilmember Woodall
(Meetings scheduled as needed)
Nuisance Hearing Committee: City Manager Knopp, Community Development Director Caldwell, Chief of Police Conner, Councilmembers Woodall and Strahan, and 2 public members: Joseph Frye & (vacant)
(There is no establishment of a “Nuisance Committee”)
Sculpture Committee: Community Development Director Caldwell, Councilmember Wilson, Susan Pryor, Robert (Robey) Agnew and Kim Reid with Mayor Garnes as alternate.
Liaison to Rio Dell Fire District: Councilmember Garnes/Strahan (Alternate)
Liaison to Rio Dell/Scotia Chamber of Commerce: Councilmember Woodall/Garnes (Alternate)
Labor Adhoc Committee: Councilmembers Garnes and Richter.
The City Council meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30pm at City Hall.
See City Council Agendas & Minutes here.