Frequently Asked Questions

To Gather. To Learn. To Be.

Find answers here to frequently asked questions about the Gene Lucas Community Center!

What does the Gene Lucas Community Center encompass?

The Gene Lucas Community Center (GLC) is the home to ERV Community Center Foundation staff, NorCAN (Northern California Association of Nonprofits), The McLean Foundation offices, Fortuna Senior Center, and Humboldt Senior Resource Center (HSRC),  Remi Vista, Inc. (counseling services), Reaching for Independence (RFI), First 5 Humboldt Playgroup, HSRC Nutrition Program and more. This facility is a vibrant place to come together for play, wellness and enrichment.

The 23,000 square foot building includes:

  • Light exercise rooms
  • Classrooms
  • Commercial kitchen
  • Conference rooms

The GLC is located on the McLean campus which includes over a mile of walking trails, part  ADA accessible and connect to Newburg Park.  The trails run through seasonal wetlands that are home to a wide variety of wildlife.
Whom does the GLC serve?

The GLC serves growing demographics across all age groups of the community. Programming will be responsive to shifting trends and opportunities to grow and expand offerings.

Does the GLC serve the more traditional senior needs?

The GLC is not limited to a specific age group and provides the space to community partners that offer a wide range of program options.

The GLC includes the Fortuna Senior Center. The Fortuna Senior Center (FSC) will continue to function primarily as an activity center with social activities such as cards, games, crafts, and much more. The FSC also offers referrals for transportation, meals on wheels, driving assistance, medical referrals, and at home care. The Humboldt Senior Resource Center hosts their nutrition program out of the GLC.

What programs and activities are offered at the GLC?

The GLC currently offers:

Please look at our Events Calendar for more information about other classes and activities at the GLC.

When can I make a rental reservation at the GLC?

The GLC is accepting rental reservations.

Our public rental season is June-December. We cannot accept rental requests for events that don’t fall within the months of June-December.

We work with nonprofits and other organizations year round.

For rental inquiries and information email or call 707-725-3300.

How has traffic and parking been accommodated?

The GLC offers 260 parking spaces on the campus. A four-way stop and left turn lane has been installed at the corner of Newburg and Rohnerville Roads. For pedestrians, an ADA compliant public access trail connects Newburg Park to the campus.