Connie Stewart

Executive Director

Biography: 

Connie Stewart was born in East Orange, New Jersey, and lived on the East Coast until she was eight. In the early 1970s, her family moved to San Jose, California. She comes from a family that is very passionately involved in the political process. Volunteering for local non-profit causes was also at the center of their everyday lives. In high school she ran blood banks, food drives and tutored children with one or more parents in jail. Connie moved to Arcata to attend Humboldt State University 31 years ago and has never left. She graduated in 1988 with a B.A. in speech communication. After graduating, she got a local job at the Northcoast Environmental Center, where she worked for 14 years until she was recruited by former Assemblymember Patty Berg to work for the state legislature covering one of the largest rural districts in the lower 48. She was elected to the Arcata City Council in 1996 and was re-elected in 2000, serving as mayor for two years. Her personal passions are paper crafting, cooking, gardening and watching sports. She’s the kind of woman who might make a man complain, “Honey, you never talk to me during half-time anymore.” 

Connie Stewart
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