Thank you North Coast!
November 20, 2013—My trip to the North Coast earlier this month couldn’t have been better!
On Friday, Novemeber 8th, as part of our initiative to expand the California Coastal National Monument, I welcomed Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to the Mendocino Coast and joined her for a spectacular hike on the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands – complete with breaching Humpback Whales! Secretary Jewell was moved by the beauty of our coast and pledged to work with me “to make the community’s vision a reality.”
Then I was off to Humboldt County for a whirlwind Saturday that included a meeting with leaders from the Humboldt County Farm Bureau, a tour of the exciting Salt River restoration project, the hugely attended “Elders Dinner” sponsored by the Inter Tribal Alliance, the inspirational grand opening of the Betty Kwan Chinn Day Center for the homeless, a visit to the transformative Jefferson neighborhood community center project – and the culmination Saturday night, with more than 150 friends and supporters joining me at the Eureka Women’s Club for our 2nd annual “Seaside Social.”
Sunday morning, my family and I joined leaders from the Yurok Tribe for a spectacular boat tour of the Klamath River. We ended the day with a family hike in the majestic redwoods of Del Norte County, reluctantly leaving the great North Coast Sunday evening.
To the hundreds of people I met on this latest trip to Mendocino, Humboldt, and Del Norte Counties, and especially to everyone who made my Seaside Social such a success – including the sponsors and purveyors of food and beverages listed below – I want to express my heartfelt thanks.
At every stop, I was thanked by North Coast residents for spending so much time in this part of my district during my first year in Congress. My response was to thank them back, because the North Coast has been so welcoming of me and my family. You live in a special place, and I’m honored to be your representative.
If I missed you on this trip, I promise I’ll be back soon! Thank you for your continued support and friendship.
Congressman Jared Huffman
Special thanks to the following sponsors of my Seaside Social!
Hoopa Valley Tribal Council, Green Diamond Resource Company PAC
Terry Coltra, Dairy Farmers of America PAC, Lee and Chris House, Professional Engineers in Calif. Gov’t
Steve Hackett, Sally Tanner & Pat Hofstetter, Jacque Hostler-Carmisen, Karuk Tribe of California, Melvin & Holis Kreb, Charlene Ploss, Yurok Tribe
David Bitts & Felicia Oldfather, Ira Blatt & Debbe Hartridge, Jack Alderson, Hezekiah Allen, Milton Boyd, Gerald Cochran, Nancy Diamond, Mike Downey, Pat Farmer & Timothy Talbert, Stephen Dazey, Doug Durham, Dan and Donna Hauser, Gerry Hemmingsen, Julie Fulkerson, James & Claire Hoff, Mark & Valorie Lovelace, Ted Loring, Patty McCleary, Denver and Judy Nelson, Anthony Pelly, Barbara & Tom Peters, Jimmy & Jacque Smith, Herrmann & Cheyenne Spetzler, Craig Spjut, Ryan Sundburg, Fred Sundquist, Jr.
Special donations of products/services to the event
Brett Shuler Fine Catering
Coast Seafood & Greg Dale
Cypress Grove Chevre
Duncan Ozaki McNeil
Lagunitas Brewing Company,
Lost Coast Brewery
Natural Decadence Gluten Free Bakery
Six Rivers Brewery
Sun Valley Group
The Aber Miller Trio