Mattole Valley Community Center
Founded in 1975, the Mattole Valley Community Center (MVCC) has occupied this renovated old schoolhouse since 1978. The MVCC is home to many activities. The local preschool started here. In the aftermath of the major 1992 earthquakes, the building served as the emergency response center for the Red Cross, FEMA, and the Office of Emergency Services. The main offices of the Mattole Restoration Council are housed upstairs.
Cabaret evenings of local musical and acting talent raise money for local non-profits and are a vibrant MVCC tradition. Community organizations regularly meet here. Important recent meetings addressed the Marine Life Protected Area designation, fire-safe planning and a proposed wind energy project.
The Sunday Farmers’ Market (11am-1pm) and Sunday café currently are a popular weekly gathering spot for community members. Classes and practices include yoga, dance, Zumba, qi-gong, and aikido. Fund-raising festivals and private parties are held both inside and out. Young children enjoy the playground.
29230 Mattole Road
PO Box 72
Petrolia CA 95558-0072
Telephone number: 707-629-3565
Event Scheduling and Rental
Contact: Jen Gilda: firstname.lastname@example.org or 629-3414
MVCC Board of Directors 2017
Kathy Radke, Chair
Ken Young, Secretary
Gaby Cohen, Treasurer
Dyan Damron Cushing