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City of Yreka Council Members

 

John Mercier - Mayor

Johnmercier

Contact:

410 Third Street
Yreka, CA 96097
(530) 340-1692
jmercier@ci.yreka.ca.us

 

 

 

Bryan Foster - Mayor Pro-Tempore

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Contact:

415 Summit Ct.
Yreka, CA 96097
(530) 841-1091
(530) 598-7910
bfoster@ci.yreka.ca.us

"The gold mining/lumber town of Grass Valley is where I was raised. My father was a genuine "jack of all trades" who had a knack for doing anything with nothing. My mother was a successful hairdresser with strong ties to the community. In high school I developed a passion for cycling and after graduation I hopped a plane for Holland and developed my trade as a bicycle racer in Europe. In the mid-90's I returned home, settled down and earned my degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology from Shasta College in Redding. Working as a helicopter mechanic for Erickson Air-Crane, my family and I settled in Yreka. We soon realized this was where we wanted to raise our kids. Many opportunities arose to lure us away, but we stayed here. We love Yreka with all it's ups and downs. It is truly a place to call home. I have since worked as a flatbed truck driver & log hauler and built my trade as a building contractor. I have discovered this community is strong and resilient. We seem to persevere when times are tough. We have strong moral values and a stronger work ethic. I think tougher economic times still lie ahead of us, but I believe Yreka will persevere again.

 

David Simmen

David

Contact:

851 Outsen Road
Yreka, CA 96097
(530) 340-0126 Cell
dsimmen@ci.yreka.ca.us

I grew up as a boy in Hilt, a small lumber town in the northern part of the County. When I was ready to start the Seventh Grade we moved to Yreka, which was the big City. It's funny because a lot of my current friends moved from "big" cities to Yreka; we all ended up in the same place, but took different directions to get here. I graduated from Jackson Street Elementary and later Yreka High School. After graduation, I enrolled in my new life at Chico State College. Learning everything I could about the new world, exploring and adding adventures to my life, I decided to come back to Siskiyou County and try my luck at being a Farmer. I loved the cows and the work, but the money never seemed to be there for me so I became a carpenter. Later expanding my trade to Building Contractor and after doing my small real estate projects got my Real Estate Broker's License. I have been involved in subdivisions, lot splits and one annexation. I currently, have a small residential subdivision and build homes for a living. I love Yreka and I am truly a Yreka Boy. Having this opportunity to be a part of City Government is very exciting and presents lots of challenges. I hope that at the end of my term, I will be able to say that "we did this or we did that" and maybe those changes would have made Yreka an even better place.

 

Deborah Baird

Debbaird

Contact:

131 Dexter St.
Yreka, CA 96097
(530) 598-9247
dbaird@ci.yreka.ca.us

Born in Covington, Kentucky; we did a lot of moving when I was a child. Moving from Kentucky to Florida and then west across the United States to stay in Klamath Fall, Oregon where I graduated from high school. Moved to Manhattan, Kansas for a couple of years and then back to Klamath Falls. Moved to Carlsbad CA 12/1981 where I started working in the construction field as a paperhanger and painter. It was while I lived in Carlsbad I was able to attend Mira Costa College. We then moved back up to Siskiyou County in November of 1995 and I moved in to Yreka 12/05. It was a pleasure owning Yreka Paint & Decorating Ctr. for 13 ½ years which is when I started getting involved with community service thru Yreka Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, and Yreka Planning Commission. I have two wonderful sons, one here and one in Austin, TX. And blessed with 3 beautiful grandchildren. And I consider myself fortunate to have an extended family of 3 step-daughters with their families. Currently, I own Deb’s Window Coverings & More which continues to keep me involved in the business community. I feel so blessed and honored to know and be supported by so many hardworking honest people, as we have in our community. I look forward to serving as your council member.

 

Joan Smith Freeman

Contact:

(530) 966-5626
jfreeman@ci.yreka.ca.us

 

 

Messages may also be left with the City Clerk or left in the Council's Mail Box at City Hall.

City Clerk: Elizabeth Casson (530)841-2324

The Council meets in the City Council Chamber, 701 Fourth Street, on the first and third Thursday of each month at 6:30PM.

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