Find Upcoming Events

The Gene Lucas Community Center hosts many different types of events. Stay in the loop with our event calendar!

Our Programs

Ran directly by staff and volunteers at the GLC. Our programs are supported by grants and outside donations.

Rent Space

Host your event at the GLC! We are now taking rental reservations for June-December 2023.

Gene Lucas - Fortuna Businessman

Our Story

The McLean Foundation had long desired a community center in Eel River Valley. In 2014, they bought a 36.7-acre lot near Newburg Park in Fortuna, California. After securing the location, they named the center after Gene Lucas, a friend, business partner, and founding president of the McLean Foundation. Construction began in August 2017 and the center opened in February 2020.

The ERV Community Center Foundation (ERV Foundation) was formed to run and manage all aspects of the McLean Campus, tenants, and Gene Lucas Community Center (GLC). ERV Foundation is responsible for bringing services to enrich the local community by providing space, classes, and events on campus and through the GLC. In February 2021, ERV Foundation officially took on operations and ownership from the McLean Foundation.

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