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Get Involved

The most important thing you can do to help change the name is to send an email of support to the Board on Geographic Names. See the Get Involved Page, which also has links to our Facebook Page and our online petition.


Citizens for Healing has petitioned the US Board on Geographic Names to change the name of Kelseyville to Konocti.

The unique name of Konocti honors our beautiful mountain and the native people who have lived in sight of it for fourteen thousand years. The beautiful name "Konocti" evokes images of nature, art, music, spirituality, and recreation.

The town of Kelseyville was named after Andrew Kelsey. However, historic records reveal that this same man and his brothers enslaved, brutalized, raped, starved, and murdered many local natives.

Giving the town a new name will create a more healing environment for the whole county.

Elders from all seven tribes in Lake County have given their approval of the new name Konocti.

Summary: Who, Why and How

Citizens for Healing (C4H) is a local group of volunteers who came together to change the name of the town of Kelseyville to Konocti. See our About Page

The core of our formal proposal is on our Why Page The full proposal and status is on the Documents Page The procedure is on the How Page

Our case has been referred to the California Advisory Committee on Geographic Names (CACGN) which solicits input from diverse local groups. Input from the Board of Supervisors, and all Lake County Tribes has also been requested. The CACGN then sends a recommendation to the BGN, which makes the final decision.


Working Group Sunday June 9, 2024 2 - 4 pm

This will be at Lorna Sides house in Konocti.