City Government

Council Assignments

City Council members divide responsibilities of serving on local and regional Boards and Commissions. The Council assignments shown below were updated January 24, 2018.

Mayor Susan Rotwein: Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau (HCCVB); Coastal National Monument Gateway Committee (alternate); Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services (OES); Tribal Government Liaison;  Trinidad Trails Committee Liaison; Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG) (alternate); Humboldt Mayors Committee; Hazardous Materials Response Authority (HMRA).

Dwight Miller: Coastal National Monument Gateway Committee; Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA); Indian Gaming Benefits Committee; Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA); Humboldt County Convention & Visitors Bureau (HCCVB) (alternate); Local Law Enforcement Committee.

Jim Baker: Redwood Regional Economic Development Commission (RREDC) (alternate); Library, Museum, Park Committee; Law Enforcement Committee; Tsurai Management Plan Implementation Committee.

Steve Ladwig: Humboldt Transit Authority (HTA);  Redwood Regional Economic Development Commission (RREDC); Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services (OES) (alternate); Coastal National Monument Gateway Committee

Jack West: Humboldt County Association of Governments (HCAOG); Tsurai Management Plan Implementation Committee; Humboldt Transit Authority (HTA) (alternate); Library, Museum, Park Committee (alternate); Tribal Government Liaison (alternate); Indian Gaming Benefits Committee (alternate); Redwood Coast Energy Authority (RCEA) (alternate);  Humboldt Waste Management Authority (HWMA) (alternate); Hazardous Materials Response Authority (HMRA) (alternate)

Trinidad City Council

The Trinidad City Council is comprised of five persons who are chosen by the City’s registered voters at general elections in even-numbered years. Council members must be resident of the City. Each is elected at-large to a four-year term. Should a vacancy occur before an election, the Council can appoint someone to serve the remainder of that term. The Council members select from themselves a Mayor and Mayor Pro-Tem who generally serve a two-year term.

The Council Members, with their end of term and email, are:

  • Mayor Susan Rotwein (2018) Email
  • Mayor Pro-Tem Dwight Miller (2020) Email
  • Councilmember Jack West  (2018)  Email
  • Councilmember Jim Baker (2018) Email
  • Councilmember Steve Ladwig (2020) Email

Trinidad City Budget

The City annually adopts a fiscal year budget that begins July 01. The City typically approves the upcoming fiscal year budget in June.

Browse the Document Library section of this website to find the most current budget.