Jack Crider leaving post as Humboldt Bay Harbor District Executive Director

EUREKA – Humboldt Bay Harbor District will be looking for a new leader to take the helm. 

Executive Director Jack Crider will be leaving to take a position as CEO of a water district in New Mexico effective in October. 

Commission president Richard Marks said Crider was instrumental in cleaning up the Samoa Pulp Mill and almost single-handedly negotiated a deal to transport toxic liquids from that site to Washington state where they’re being repurposed. In addition, Crider is credited with expanding operations in Shelter Cove and Fields Landing.

Marks said that the district is losing an effective administrator and the community is losing a friend. Commissioners will call a special meeting next week to discuss how to move forward.