Who We Are
The Board of Commissioners The Authority Board is comprised of two members from the Crescent City Council, two members of the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors and one other public member, elected by the other four. Each member is appointed annually, except for the public member who serves a two year term.
In 2016, the Authority Board includes:

  • Commissioner Martha McClure, Chair (County Supervisor)
  • Commissioner Blake Inscore, Vice-Chair (City Councilmember)
  • Commissioner Ron Gastineau, Secretary (City Councilmember)
  • Commissioner Chris Howard (County Supervisor)
  • Public Member: Eli Naffah
  • Alternate Commissioner Kathryn Murray (City Councilmember)


  • Treasurer/Controller : Rich Taylor
  • Legal Counsel: Martha Rice
Who is on staff?

  • Director:  Tedd Ward, M.S.
  • Facilities and Programs Coordinator: Kayleen Warner
  • Administrative Assistant – Solid Waste: Lisa Babcock
  • Account Clerk – Solid Waste & Clerk of the Authority Board: Katherine Brewer

Gate Attendants

  • Chuck Steel
  • Rita Schmitt
  • Bonnie Smith
  • Joseph Hernandez
  • Brigette Hintz
  • Darren Davis
When & where does the Board meet? The Authority generally meets the third Tuesday of each month at the Board of Supervisor’s Chambers (981 H Street, Suite 100, Crescent City) starting at 3:30 P.M. Call the Authority office at 465-1100 to confirm meeting times and locations.The North Coast Recycling Market Development Zone includes Del Norte and Humboldt Counties, and within this zone, technical assistance and low interest loans are available to assist eligible businesses planning to use new or additional recycled materials in their manufacturing or packaging.  More information on this program is available hereContact the Del Norte Solid Waste Management Authority