Since 1992, the Authority Board has been comprised of five Commissioners.  Two were appointed by the Mayor of Crescent City from among the five elected City Councilpersons, two were appointed by the Chair of the Board of Supervisors from among the five elected County Supervisors, and one was elected by the other four Authority Commissioners.

Starting in December 2011 and through 2012, the Authority Board was comprised of the entire membership of both the Crescent City Council and the Del Norte County Board of Supervisors, with no public member and no stipends paid for service as an Authority Commissioner.   Starting in May 2013,  the Authority Commissioners once again consisted of two City Councilmembers, two County Supervisors, and one public member elected by the other four Authority Commissioners.

The Authority’s Director, legal counsel, and Treasurer serve at the will of the Board under the terms of each of their respective contracts.   The Authority’s Director works with the Del Norte County Personnel Department to hire staff and fill vacant positions.