Board of Supervisors


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The County of Humboldt is a general law county. The Board of Supervisors, which serves as the legislative and executive body of county government and many special districts, consists of 5 full-time members. Each Board Member is elected by and represents a different geographic area of the county. In order to serve on the Board of Supervisors, a candidate must be a registered voter of, and reside in, the district from which the member is elected.  

Pursuant to the California Government Code, the Board enacts legislation governing Humboldt County and sets policies for county departments and various special districts. The Board adopts an annual budget that provides for programs and services to meet the needs of the community and to achieve the strategic priorities of the county. The Strategic Framework adopted by the Board is intended to provide a strong, workable plan that guides the county’s work, and makes our efforts as effective as possible.

The Board also hears appeals of Planning Commission decisions and considers General Plan amendments.


  1. Meeting Information
  2. Addressing the Board 
  3. Cancelled Meetings

The Board of Supervisors meets on Tuesdays at 9:00 am in the Board Chambers located at the Humboldt County Courthouse, 825 5th Street in Eureka, California. The Board generally does not meet on the 5th Tuesday of a month.

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Boards and Commissions

The Board of Supervisors establishes several committees, commissions, and boards to represent and advise the Supervisors on an array of topics. The Board appoints persons to these commissions to represent individual Board members or in an at-large capacity. Please contact Tracy D'Amico at the Clerk of the Board's office for information about these committees, rosters, and vacancies.

Board Appointed Offices
The County Administrative Officer is appointed by the Board and serves as the chief executive officer responsible for the day-to-day administration of county affairs.

County Counsel, appointed by the Board, advises and represents the county and board in all legal affairs.

The Clerk of the Board, also appointed by the Board, is responsible for keeping a complete record of Board meetings and performing various mandated tasks.