Message from the City Manager

Welcome to the City of Eureka Website, our goal is to be a high performing public service organization and to communicate on city services and issues to the community in a timely basis.  In addition to the website, the city has initiated a monthly electronic newsletter to provide you with useful and informative articles from our city departments.

Eureka is a community made up of people who care and volunteer countless hours to make this the best possible city. The quality of life on the Northern California coast is unmatched for recreational opportunities, from kayaking on Humboldt Bay, to hiking in the redwoods, sport fishing, and biking. Arts and cultural activities are prevalent throughout the year, highlighted by Arts Alive! on the first Saturday of the month in Old Town.

Greg Sparks was appointed the Eureka City Manager in May of 2014. Prior to joining the City of Eureka, Sparks served in city management positions in Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, and Kansas.  He has been recognized in Minnesota for the Distinguished Rural Leadership Award by the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities and served on the Board of Directors for the League of Minnesota Cities.  Throughout a 35 year career in local government he has initiated and served on teams that created innovative and collaborative service models in airport management, economic development, public safety dispatch, auditorium and conference center management, and for the construction of public facilities.

Duties and Responsibilities: Serves as the chief administrative officer of the City and is responsible to the City Council for the effective administration of all affairs of the City; attends all meeting and sessions of the City Council; recommends for adoption by the City Council such measures as deemed necessary or expedient; ensures that all laws, ordinances, and policies of the City Council are faithfully executed; prepares and submits to the City Council such reports as may be required by that body and as he may deem advisable to submit; keeps the Council and the community fully advised of the financial condition of the City and prepares a preliminary annual budget for consideration by the City Council.

If you'd like to connect with the City Manager or City Administration staff, please see the department's 'Contact Page' here.