City Council Candidate Forum, Student Government Day Announced – October 5, 2010

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

ARCATA – Arcatans young and otherwise may participate in a double dose of civic involvement this Thursday evening and Friday morning with a City Council Candidate Forum at the Community Center, then Student Government Day at City Hall.

City Council Candidate Forum

COMMUNITY CENTER – The Arcata Eye, Arcata Chamber of Commerce and KHSU 90.5 FM invite the public to the 2010 Arcata City Council Candidate Forum at the Arcata Community Center, 321 Community Park Way, Thursday, Oct. 7 from 7 to 9 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Seven candidates are running for two open seats, including the two incumbents. Candidates are Robert Benson, Geronimo Garcia, Dave Meserve, Joshua Mohland, Mark Sailors, Alex Stillman and Mark Wheetley.

Moderator for the event is Lynette Mullen, an independent project manager, community historian and member of the Eureka Lunch Bunch Toastmasters, a club that helps members improve their public speaking skills.

Attendees may submit questions for the candidates at the forum by calling (707) 825-2020 during the event, or send them in in advance to The event will be broadcast live on Access Humboldt Channel 11.

Politicial activists are invited to table at the forum; please reserve a table at or by calling (707) 826-7000.

For more information, visit or call (707) 826-7000

Student Government Day

CITY HALL – After a five year hiatus, the Arcata Recreation Division again invites Arcata High School government students to work directly with the Arcata City Council and staff for Student Government Day. Students have the opportunity to learn everything that goes on during a City Council meeting through direct participation. From stepping into the role of a Council Member to filming for public access television, students take a behind-the- scenes look at how Council meetings are run. Government students focus on the impact of plastic bag usage in Arcata and are mentored by Council Members and City staff through the process.

Arcata Recreation also invites teens who live or go to school in Arcata, ages 13 to 18 years, to be a part of Teen Voice Arcata, an ongoing youth advisory group to the City Council. More information can be found on our website at

Student Government Day takes place on Friday, Oct. 8 at Arcata City Hall Council Chambers from 9 to 10:30 a.m. For more information call the Arcata Recreation Office at (707) 822-7091. On Facebook, search “Arcata Recreation.”

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