About Us

About Us


Access Humboldt is a non-profit, community media organization formed in April 2006 to manage local cable franchise benefits on behalf of the County of Humboldt, California and the Cities of Eureka, Arcata, Fortuna, Rio Dell, Ferndale and Blue Lake.

Community media resources of Access Humboldt include: cable access TV channels; a planned wide area broadband network with dedicated optic fiber connections to twenty locations serving local jurisdictions, educational institutions and other public facilities; broadband access wireless networks; a Community Media Center with studio and other production equipment and training on the Eureka High School campus; and ongoing operational support for public, educational and governmental access media services from franchised cable operator, Suddenlink Communications.

Access Humboldt’s Board of Directors convenes regular public meetings, provides local accountability and sets governing policy to guide the organization

Mission & Vision

Access Humboldt's mission is "Local voices through community media."

We are an innovative, self-sustaining and trusted media resource for residents of Humboldt County.

Diverse community members utilize local access media resources to engage in meaningful conversations that increase participation in civic life.

Local governments, educational institutions and community-based organizations find AH's services to be indispensable.

Digital media production is a growing industry that supports a continually improving quality of life.

North Coast residents are among the most media literate people in the world - sharing new ideas and advanced methods to empower local voices for significant positive impact on society.

Digital Media Productions

image:Eureka High School

Access Humboldt provides low-cost production services that include: Pre-production planning, budget estimates, meeting coverage, location shoots, and studio productions as well as post production services. Our production team will help you create a PSA, re-package videos you already have, or produce new content to fit your needs.

Are you a non-profit? Ask for a FREE consultation!  read more »

Strategic Plan

Adopted 26 February 2008
Revised 2009, 2011, 2014

Strategic Plan Directions:
A. Program Development
B. Facilities & Infrastructure
C. Outreach & Advocacy
D. Human Resources
E. Funding Development
F. Future Planning
G. Board Governance

The complete strategic plan is attached as a pdf file.  read more »

Board and Staff

Cyril Oberlander Sean Quincey
Dr. Armeda Reitzel

Access Humboldt's goal is to be accountable and maintain the highest possible ethics. Individual members and organizational members have the right to vote on the election of Directors.  read more »

Community Media Center

Access Humboldt's Community Media Center (CMC) serves as a regional hub for PEG broadband communications and digital media productions. Members of Access Humboldt can make use of the studio facility, editing workstations, and check out equipment. read more

CMC Operating Hours:

We look forward seeing you!


The By-Laws are below as a pdf file. Thank you for your interest in the governance of the organization!

AH By Laws revised JAN 24 2012.pdf55.63 KB