Coast Guard re-designates Eureka as official Coast Guard City

Coast Guard Capt. Greg Fuller, Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay commander, Capt. James Pruett, Coast Guard 11th District chief of staff, and Mayor Susan Seaman of Eureka, California (pictured left to right) pose together as they re-designate Eureka as a Coast Guard City, Feb. 22, 2019 in Eureka. The Coast Guard City program was established by Congress in 1998 to recognize the support local governments and communities provide to Coast Guard members and their families. (U.S. Coast Guard photo /Released)

Coast Guard Capt. Greg Fuller, Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay commander, Capt. James Pruett, Coast Guard 11th District chief of staff, and Mayor Susan Seaman of Eureka, California (pictured left to right) pose together as they re-designate Eureka as a Coast Guard City, Feb. 22, 2019 in Eureka.  (U.S. Coast Guard photo)

MCKINLEYVILLE, Calif. — The Coast Guard re-designated Eureka as an official Coast Guard City during a ceremony at the City of Eureka Council Chambers, Friday.

Capt. James Pruett, the Coast Guard 11th District chief of staff and Capt. Greg Fuller, Coast Guard Sector Humboldt Bay commander, bestowed this honor to Eureka with approval from Congress.

Rep. Jared Huffman, 2nd District of California, and Eureka Mayor Susan Seaman participated in the re-designation.

“My District is more aware and appreciative of the Coast Guard in their day-to-day lives than anywhere I have been to,” said Rep. Huffman. “This re-dedication to the city of Eureka is shared by all of the Northern California coastal communities.”

Eureka is the second U.S. city to be designated as a Coast Guard City, first achieving the honor in June of 2000. The Coast Guard City program was established by Congress in 1998 to recognize the support local governments and communities provide to Coast Guard members and their families. There are currently 25 Coast Guard Cities nationwide.

“The way that our neighbors welcome us to this community and make us part of it, regardless of if we have been here a few months or a few years, shows their appreciation and support,” said Capt. Fuller.

More information about Coast Guard cities can be found here.


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