Kate B. Maxwell

Kate B. Maxwell
JSK Community Impact Fellow
co-founder and publisher, The Mendocino Voice
Ukiah, California

Kate B. Maxwell is a JSK Community Impact Fellow and is the publisher and co-founder of The Mendocino Voice, an online local news outlet in Northern California, which is transitioning to community ownership as a membership cooperative. Prior to starting The Mendocino Voice in 2016, she worked as a reporter in Mendocino County in print, online and radio, with her work being published in regional and national outlets. Throughout her work, Maxwell has focused on increasing democratic engagement with and access to local and public media, ranging from libraries to local news. She has also been the co-owner of a co-op bookstore, an archivist, and an oral historian, and she has driven an ice cream truck.