HUMBOLDT COUNTY GROWERS ALLIANCE

Government Affairs Program

For the Humboldt County Growers Alliance, advocacy on public policy issues is a core function, carried out by its government relations team to promote and protect the interests of the Humboldt County cannabis industry it represents.

WHAT WE DO FOR YOU

  • Serve as a unified voice for HCGA's membership.

  • Engage and impact State legislation, regulation and
    public policy

  • Provide a platform for members' participation in a democratic process

  • Education and inform public policy makers and influencers with its specialized knowledge and expertise

HCGA government relations professionals monitor proposed legislation and regulations to evaluate their impact on members. Information is presented to the membership during weekly Industry Affairs calls and via its online communication platform for group discussion and feedback. The Policy Committee, an elected and appointed decision-making body, votes to direct HCGA’s policy positions. HCGA staff implements the directives of the membership, and manages HCGA’s lobbying activities. Staff implements grassroots advocacy programs that engage members in communicating the organization’s message to policymakers. 

Policy Committee Members

Chairperson, Kaylie Saxon, HCGA Board Member

District 1, Dylan Mattole, Mattole Valley Organics

District 2, Galen Doherty, Whitethorn Valley Farm

District 3, Bryan Willkomm,
Humboldt Patient Resource Center

District 4, Michael Kraft, Papa & Barkley

District 5, Hannah Whyte, Emerald Queen Farms

Appointed, Natalia Craig-Smith

Appointed, Edith Rosen, Northern Emeralds

Appointed, Gillian Levy, Humboldt Apothecary

Appointed, Thomas Mulder, Humboldt Redwood Healing

Appointed, Nigam Arora, Humboldt Legends

HCGA Policy Committee

Policy Committee elections occur in February. Any active/current, plant-touching member of HCGA may nominate themselves for the Policy Committee. Members need to apply for a seat based on the County Supervisorial District in which their primary business is located (not the place of residence). HCGA “plant-touching” member businesses cast one vote for each district candidate.

  • Yearly election

  • Unlimited terms

The elected members of the Policy Committee represent the other business members within their district.

  • Votes to adopt policy strategic plan

  • Votes on policy positions for the organization

  • Policy Committee members must participate in the weekly Industry Affairs call.

  • The Policy Committee meets once a week by conference call to vote on discussed policy decisions.

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Cell:  707-599-6670

427 F Street, Suite 220

Eureka, CA 95501

The Humboldt County Growers Alliance is a California mutual benefit, not-for-profit, trade association that is funded and owned by, and for its members

(EIN #82-0658286).