October E-NEWS                                                                       2019
In This Issue
MMAC Request
Note from Fire Chief JustinMcDonald
New Investors
Business Spotlight
Quick Links
October Mixer
Azalea Investors
Your membership at work for you!

The McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee (MMAC) is requesting participation from community members to work with the McKinleyville Municipal Advisory Committee, Humboldt County Planning Department and Town Center property owners to create a draft ordinance for the McKinleyville Town Center. This process will be held at meetings during the fall and winter of 2019-2020. Your expertise, skills and involvement are important to the future of our community.  
If you are interested and would like to receive notices of the scheduled meetings please contact the MMAC by emailing Kathy Hayes, Clerk of the Board, County of Humboldt at  khayes@co.humboldt.ca.us .  
Desired areas of expertise include the following
Engaged community member, Property development, Indigenous descent, Residential neighbor to the Town Center, Real estate, Service Organization involvement, Natural resource/wetland biology, Land Trust/Conservation Easement, Construction - commercial and/or multifamily, Legal, Architectural, Banking, Business, Student (>15 years old), Active transportation user and/or bus commuter.

Submitted by:

Kevin Jenkins
MMAC Vice-Chair

A Message from Chief Justin McDonald:

Dear Neighbor,

It has never been more important to keep our community safe and secure from urban and wildland fires, medical emergencies, earthquakes, and other potential disasters by maintaining adequate and responsive levels of trained personnel and equipment. That's why your Arcata Fire Protection District wants to engage you directly on these important issues and participate in critical decisions moving forward. A recent independent s urvey reported that 83% of the residence of the District are satisfied or very satisfied with the way they are receiving fire protection and emergency medical services.

Those residence identified the following as their top priorities:
* Maintaining and expanding upon available local emergency medical services
* At a minimum maintaining current full-time firefighter positions
* Repairing and replacing aging firefighting equipment
* Continuing to support the District's professional staff by engaging its force of well trained and prepared volunteer firefighters

It is our sincere objective to support those priorities as your safety is and will always be our focus. Frankly, given the economic realities of the situation, the District is struggling to meet the demands placed on it. As we all witnessed in California last October diligence and preparation are necessary to meet the ever-increasing potential for man-made and natural events to strain and conceivably overwhelm our ability to respond. Therefore, we must look at many options to meeting these challenges.

As we continue to plan our mutual future, we need to hear from you. Join the conversation by letting us know what YOUR priorities are by completing the Community Feedback Survey today. Please follow the link to the Frequently Asked Questions for more information regarding the funding measure.

If you would like more information regarding the proposed funding measure or you would like the District to provide a presentation to a group regarding the State of The District and the proposed funding measure, please fill out the survey.

Thank you,

Fire Chief Justin McDonald

The Chamber welcomed one new investor in September:  


Who Is  Brandon Kakitsuka ?

Brandon is an Edward Jones financial advisor in McKinleyville, CAHis branch office is located at 1533 City Center Rd.

"I entered the financial services industry because I like helping people work toward achieving their long-term financial goals," Brandon says. "Building relationships with my clients and in my community is key."

Edward Jones financial advisors meet face-to-face with clients. Working one-on-one with individual investors to build relationships and understand their long-term financial aspirations lays the foundation for Edward Jones financial advisors to build and implement personalized, life-long strategies for clients and their families.

"And we do so by offering excellent client service through our convenient branch locations in the communities where our clients live and work," says Brandon.

Nikki Doan is the branch office administrator in Brandon's branch office. She has been serving in this role for 8 years.

Brandon and his wife live in McKinleyville. They  have one child.

Brandon is a member of the McKinleyville Chamber.

Edward Jones, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in St. Louis, provides financial services in the U.S. and, through its affiliate, in Canada. Every aspect of the firm's business, from the investments its financial advisors offer to the location of its branch offices, caters to individual investors. The firm's 18,000-plus financial advisors serve more than 7 million clients and care for $1 trillion in assets under management.  Visit our website at  edwardjones.com  and recruiting website at  careers.edwardjones.com . Member SIPC.



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