Willits Chamber of Commerce FAQ's

How do I get to the Chamber office?

What are the Chamber's hours of operation?

10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday.
Closed Saturday & Sunday.

How can I get relocation information?

The Willits Chamber provides a Relocation Packet for individuals interested in moving to our area. You may contact the Chamber office by phone 707-459-7910, by email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or by mail (Willits Chamber of Commerce, 299 E. Commercial St., Willits, CA 95490 to request a packet.

How can I get tourist information?

The Willits Chamber provides a Visitor Information Packet for individuals interested in visiting our area. You may contact the Chamber office by phone 707-459-7910, by email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or by mail (Willits Chamber of Commerce, 299 E. Commercial St., Willits, CA 95490 to request a packet.

When are your annual festivals?

Major events and festivals in Willits are:
Willits Community Festival & Car Show - Memorial Day Weekend

Willits Frontier Days - July (most events are on July 3 & 4) for a complete schedule visit their website at http://www.willitsfrontierdays.com

Who are the major employers in Willits?

  1. City of Willits
  2. Frank R. Howard Memorial Hospital
  3. Metal/fx
  4. Microphor, Inc.
  5. Safeway Stores
  6. Sparetime Supply
  7. Ray's Food Place
  8. Windsor Mill
  9. Willits Redwood Co., Inc.
  10. Willits Unified School District

What are the employment agencies in Willits?

Mendocino Works Employment Resource Centers - (800) 521-9950

What is the cost of living in the region?

Cost of living indices are based on a US average of 100.  An amount below 100 means an area or city is cheaper than the US average. A cost of living index above 100 means an area or city is more expensive.

  • Overall, Willits, CA cost of living is 109.50 (as of 2012).
  • Overall, Fort Bragg, CA cost of living is 125.70 (as of 2012).
  • Overall, Point Arena, CA cost of living is 140.00 (as of 2012).
  • Overall, Ukiah, CA cost of living is 120.60 (as of 2012). 
  • Overall, Mendocino County, CA cost of living is 126.50 (as of 2012).

What are your local newspapers?

The Willits News - 707-459-4643 - www.willitsnews.com
Mendocino County Observer - 707-984-6223
Ukiah Daily Journal - 707-468-3500 - www.ukiahdailyjournal.com

What's the population of the region?

City of Willits - 4,888
Willits Area Zip Code (95490) - 13,398
Mendocino County - 87,841

Where will my child go to public school?

Brookside Elementary School (K - 2nd) - [707] 459-5385
Blosser Lane Elementary School (3rd - 5th) - [707] 459-3232
Baechtel Grove Middle School (6th - 8th) - [707] 459-2417
Willits High School (9th - 12th) - [707] 459-7700
New Horizons/Independent Study (K - 12th) - [707] 459-4801
Sherwood Elementary School (K - 6th) - [707] 984-6769
Sanhedrin Continuation High School (9th - 12th) - [707] 459-4801
Willits Community Day School (7th – 8th) - [707] 459-7890
Willits Secondary Community Day School (9th - 12th) - [707] 459-7754
Willits Charter School (6th - 12th) - [707] 459-5506

What are the private schools in or around Willits?

  1. Animal Crackers (Pre-school) - Willits, CA [707] 459-4884
  2. Deep Valley Christian School - Pre-school - High School - Redwood Valley, CA 707-485-8778
  3. Daisy Days Nursery School Pre-school - Willits, CA [707]
  4. 459-9605 First Baptist Elementary School Pre-school – 3rd - Willits, CA [707] 459-5823
  5. Seventh-Day Adventist Church School 1st - 8th - Willits, CA [707] 459-4333
  6. Waldorf School of Mendocino County K - 8th - Calpella, CA [707] 485-8719

What colleges are in Willits?

Mendocino College - Willits Campus [707] 459-6224
Mendocino College - Ukiah Main Campus [707] 468-3101 - Website: http://www.mendocino.edu/

What's the tax rate in Willits?

Willits Area Tax Rates

What is the weather like?

Weather for the Willits Area

How do I contact the Better Business Bureau?

Better Business Bureau
1000 Broadway., Suite 625
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: [510] 844-2000
Toll Free Phone: [866] 411-2221
Fax: [520] 844-2100
Website: http://www.bbb.org
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How do I find out about filming in Mendocino County?

Mendocino County Film Office
C/O Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce
Film Liaison for Mendocino County - Debra De Graw
PO Box 1141 Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Phone: 707-961-6302
Toll Free: 800-726-2780
Fax: 707-964-2056
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How do I reserve Recreation Grove Park or the Willits Community Center?

All parks as well as the Willits Community Center are owned and operated by the City of Willits. To make reservations contact:
City of Willits
111 E. Commercial St., Willits, CA 95490
Phone: 707-459-4601

Where can I get married in Willits?

Wedding Information

What sports events are held in Willits?

Do you have a list of elected officials?

Federal Officials

President of the United States Barack Obama (D)
The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC  20500
[202] 456-1414 ~ [202] 456-2461 fax
Web site: http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/president_obama/
E-mail: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/

Vice President of the United States Joe Biden (D)
Office of the Vice President
Eisenhower Executive Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20501
Web site:http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/vice-president-biden/
E-mail: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
[202] 456-1414 ~ [202] 456-2461 fax

United States Senators
Barbara Boxer (D)
112 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
[202] 224-3353 ~ [202] 224-0454 fax
Web site: http://boxer.senate.gov/

District Office:
1700 Montgomery St., Ste. 240
San Francisco, CA 94111
[415] 403-0100 ~ [202] 224-0454 fax

Dianne Feinstein (D)
331 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
[202] 224-3841 ~ [202] 228-3954 fax
Web site: http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/

District Office:
One Post Street, Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
[415] 393-0707 ~ [415] 393-0710 fax

United States Representative
Mike Thompson (D) - 1st District

Congress of the United States
231 Cannon Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
[202] 225-3311 ~ [202] 225-4335 fax
Web site: http://mikethompson.house.gov/

Local Office:
430 North Franklin Street,
PO Box 2208
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
[707] 962-0933 ~ [707] 962-0934 fax

State Officials

Governor of California
Jerry Brown (D)
State Capitol, Suite 1173
Sacramento, CA 95814
[916] 445-2841 ~ [916] 558-3160 fax
Web site: http://gov.ca.gov/home.php
E-mail: http://gov.ca.gov/m_contact.php

California State Senator
Noreen Evans (D) - 2nd District
State Capitol, 1303 10th St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
[916] 651-4002 ~ [916] 323-6958 fax
Web site: http://sd02.senate.ca.gov/
E-mail: http://sd02.senate.ca.gov/contact

Local office:
200 South School St.
P.O. Box 785
Ukiah, CA 95482
[707] 468-8914 ~ [707] 468-8931 fax

California State Assembly
Wes Chesbro (D) - 2nd District
State Capitol
P.O. Box 942849
Sacramento, CA 94249-0001
[916] 319-2001 ~ [916] 319-2101
Web site: http://www.asmdc.org/members/a02/

Local office:
200 S. School Street, Suite D
Ukiah, CA 95482
[707] 463-5770 ~ [707] 463-5773 fax

Mendocino County Officials

Mendocino County Board of Supervisors
501 Low Gap Rd., Rm. 1090
Ukiah, CA 95482
[707] 463-4221 ~ [707] 463-4245 fax
Website: http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/
E-mail: http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/cgi-bin/feedback.pl?department=1&page=/bos/index.html

John McCowen, Chair - 2nd District
Dan Hamburg - Vice Chair - 5th District
Carre Brown - 1st District
John Pinches - 3rd District
Kendall Smith - 4th District


Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
951 Low Gap Rd.
Ukiah, CA 95482
[707] 463-4411
Website:   http://www.mendocinosheriff.com/
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tom Allman, Sheriff-Coroner

Local Officials

Brooktrails Township Community Services District
24860 Birch St.
Willits, CA 95490
[707] 459-2494 voice ~ [707] 459-0358 fax
Website: http://www.btcsd.org/index.php

George Skezas, President
Tony Orth, Vice President
Tim Ramming, Director
Ralph, Santos, Director
Rick Williams, Director

Staff
Mike Chapman, General Manager

Brooktrails Fire Department
24860 Birch St.
Willits, CA 95490
[707] 459-4441 office ~ Emergency Dial 911
Website: http://www.brooktrailsfire.com/
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

City of Willits
111 E. Commercial St.
Willits, CA 95490
[707] 459-4601 ~ [707] 459-1562 fax
Website: http://thecityofwillits.com/city-government/
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Bruce Burton, Mayor
Holly Madrigal, Vice Mayor
Victor Hansen, Council Member
Ron Orenstein, Council Member
Larry Stranske, Council Member

Staff
Paul Cayler, City Manger
Adrienne Moore, City Clerk/Human Resources
Gerry Gonzalez, Chief of Police

Little Lake Fire Department
74 E Commercial St. Willits, CA 95490
[707] 459-6271 office ~ [707] 459-7898 / Emergencies - dial 911
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Carl Magan, Fire Chief

What are the benefits of being a Chamber member?

Member Benefits:

Business Advocacy: The Chamber is the voice of the business community and represents business on matters regarding transportation, redevelopment, tourism and other issues facing our community.

Direct Referrals: The Chamber receives hundreds of requests each year for recommendations about businesses and organizations in the Willits area. We refer only our Chamber members to newcomers, visitors and area residents by using our membership database and our Membership Directory.

Sponsorship Opportunities: Chamber Vocational Scholarship, the Annual Community Festival & Car Show, Local First Hometown Celebrations, Chamber Business Mixers.

Membership Mailing Labels: Member mailing labels are available to Chamber members (free one time per year). Additional labels at a nominal fee.

Newsletter: Chamber members receive the "Chamber Updates" newsletter featuring current issues, upcoming events and introduction of our new members.

Mailer Insert Program: The Info Sheets program provides a low cost way for members to promote themselves to other members. Promotional flyers are inserted in the Chamber Updates newsletter for a nominal fee.

Committees: Participation in committee activities and working with others, offers members additional opportunities to meet business and professional people sharing similar interests as well as community involvement.

Information Center: The Willits Chamber maintains demographic information, community information (Clubs & Organizations List, Community Calendar of Events & Activities), local publications, maps, etc. for members, tourists, new residents, and businesses. We answer hundreds of mail and telephone inquiries annually.

Eligibility: Chamber members are eligible for membership in the Redwood Credit Union and the Mendo Lake Credit Union.

How do I join the Chamber?

To join the Willits Chamber of Commerce you may contact the Chamber by mail (299 E. Commercial St., Willits, CA  95490), by phone (707) 459-7910, by email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or come by the office located at 299 E. Commercial St., Willits, CA (located in the Skunk Train Depot).

When is the next Chamber event?

How do I sponsor an event?

If you are interested in sponsoring Chamber events you may contact the Willits Chamber of Commerce by phone (707) 459-7910, email ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ),

Who are members of the Chamber?

Local businesses, organizations and individuals are welcome to become members of the Willits Chamber of Commerce. Our members are included in the Business Index Directory

How does the Chamber market my business?

Programs & Services / Marketing Opportunities

How can I advertise to Chamber members?

You must be a Willits Chamber member to advertise in our publications, at our events or on our website. Some of the advertising avenues include: Willits Chamber newsletter, website, event sponsorship and Willits Chamber Member Directory.

Can we link our website to the Chamber website?

Yes, members of the Willits Chamber of Commerce may link to our website.

How can I advertise in the Chamber Member Directory?

Members of the Willits Chamber of Commerce are automatically included in our Business Index Directory.

What seminars or workshops does the Chamber offer?

The Chamber offers seminars and workshops that provide assistance to businesses, organizations and citizens. Some of the topics range from financing, marketing, business and organizational structure, starting a business, compliance issues, work, home and travel safety and security and more.

What Civic Organizations are in Willits?

There are several Clubs and Organizations that serve our community. If you are interested in receiving a list of the Willits Area Clubs & Organizations you may contact the Chamber by phone 707.459.7910 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .