The Humboldt Development Authority is a partnership of public and private entities and individuals formed through a cooperative agreement between the City of Winnemucca and the Humboldt County Commission.


Our vision for Humboldt County is well-balanced, thriving community for the future. While mining, agriculture, and tourism are still the important backbones of the economy, they are now part of a diverse economy that is complemented by other industries such as specialist manufacturing, value added resources, logistic services, and renewable energy. This diversification has reduced exposure to the ‘boom and bust’ nature of commodity cycles. The region has become known for its ability to apply creative entrepreneurial solutions and capitalizes on challenges and new opportunities.

Winnemucca and surrounding areas have pulled together to create a vibrant and responsive regional community. A diversified economy has allowed for greater community prosperity, and has helped reduce income gaps. There is an expanded sense of community and Winnemucca has transitioned into a cooperative adaptable community that is shaping its own future. It is an inviting community with high levels of active participation, good community infrastructure and a healthy culture and spirit. This makes the community attractive to young people and professionals who see a future for themselves in Humboldt County.


The Mission of the Humboldt Development Authority is to identify and develop economic improvement opportunities, provide recommendations concerning economic development and improvement to the governing bodies of the City of Winnemucca and Humboldt County, and to assist in the attraction, retention, expansion, and growth of business that is compatible with the interests and concerns of the residents of Winnemucca and Humboldt County.


  • Ensure adequate infrastructure to support existing and potential future business.
  • Diversify the local economy to maintain and improve the economic health of Humboldt County.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to develop additional public and private partnerships that enhance tourism and economic development.

Humboldt Development Authority Board

The Board of Directors of the Humboldt Development Authority is made up of five local business leaders, one City Councilman, and one County Commissioner. The HDA Board meetings occur on the third Wednesdays of the month at 4 p.m.

Patrick Gray, President
Broker, Century 21 Sonoma Realty
Real Estate Brokerage/Development

Bradley Schultz, Vice President
Extension Educator
University of Nevada Cooperative Extension

Andree Rose, Member
C.P.A., Owner
Drake, Rose & Associates

Harold Gudmundsen, Member
Area businesses

Vince Mendiola
Council Member
City of Winnemucca

Jesse Hill, Member
County Commissioner
Humboldt County

Maria Anderson
Community Relations Manager
Lithium Nevada Corporation

Humboldt General Hospital

Beautiful downtown Winnemucca