Senator, California State Senate, 1999-2006
Member, Humboldt County Board of Supervisors, 1980-1990
Member, Arcata City Council, 1974-1980.
Founder/Director, Arcata Community Recycling Center, 1971-1972.
Member/Board of Directors, County Supervisors Association of California, 1988-1990
Member, Humboldt County Child Welfare Advisory Board, 1986-1990
Member/Board of Directors, Redwood Natural History Association, 1986-1990
Member, Humboldt Health Planning Council, 1985-1990
Member, Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Humboldt County, 1983-1990
Member, Humboldt Transit Authority Board, 1982-1990
Member, League of California Cities, Redwood Empire Division, 1978
Member/Executive Director, North Coast Environmental Center, 1971-1974.
Local Agency Formation Commission, 1982-1990
California Senate Solid Waste Task Force, 1988-1989
Solar Cal, Local Government Commission, 1981-1982.