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Ordinance No. 1593; amended by Ordinances 1720, 3552 and 4628


To study, revise and recommend to the Board of Supervisors for adoption the Sonoma County Emergency Plan, and to review and recommend action upon all proposed mutual aid agreements with the United States, State of California, other political subdivisions, corporations, and groups or individuals; to review and recommend the adoption of such ordinances, resolutions, rules and regulations as may be necessary to implement the County Emergency Plan or other mutual aid agreement entered into pursuant to such plan.

Membership Term

One year.

Contact Information

Christopher Helgren 707-565-2052

Meeting Schedule

At least semi-annually - the location of the meeting varies.

Membership Composition

Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Emergency Services Director, Fire and Emergency Services Director, Sonoma County Sheriff, General Services Dept Director, Information Services (Communications) Dept Director, Health Services Dept Director, Human Resources Dept Director, Human Services Dept, Permit & Resource Management Dept Director, Transportation & Public Works Dept Director, Sonoma County Water Agency, Coastal Valleys EMS Agency; nine city/town members: one from each incorporated city within Sonoma County appointed annually by the respective city council; public utilities; one representative of public schools in the County appointed by County Superintendent of Schools; one member at large, American Red Cross, California National Guard, United States Coast Guard, CAL FIRE, California Office of Emergency Services, California Highway Patrol, Santa Rosa Junior College District, and Sonoma State University.
33 Members
RepresentingMember Name
American Red CrossCrystal Silva
At Large MemberCollins
CAL FIRETodd Derum
California Highway PatrolCapt. Michael Palacio
California National GuardMajor Christopher Angle
California Office of Emergency ServicesRoger Sigtermans
Chair of Board of SupervisorsSupervisor James Gore
City of CloverdaleChief Jason Jenkins
City of CotatiChief Michael Parish
City of HealdsburgJason Boaz
City of PetalumaAssistant Chief Jeff Schach
City of Rohnert ParkChief Brian Masterson
City of Santa RosaBattalion Chief Matt Dahl
City of SebastopolChief Bill Braga
City of SonomaMark Freeman
Coastal Valleys EMS AgencyBryan Cleaver
County SheriffSheriff Robert Giordano
Emergency Services DirectorSheryl Bratton
Fire and Emergency Services Dept DirectorChief Al Terrell
General Services Dept DirectorCaroline Judy
Health Services Dept DirectorBarbie Robinson
Human Resources Dept DirectorChristina Cramer
Human Services DeptCarl Vanden Heuvel
Information Services Dept DirectorJohn Hartwig
Permits and Resource Mgmt Dept DirectorTennis Wick
Public SchoolsErin Tarkanian
Public UtilitiesBrian (PG&E) Bottari
Santa Rosa Junior CollegeDean Tony (SRJC) Ichsan
Sonoma County Water AgencyGrant Davis
Sonoma State UniversityChief Nate Johnson
Town of WindsorJohn Lantz
Transportation and Public Works DeptJohannes Hoevertsz
US Coast Guard Two RockSteve Countouriotis

Need more information? Contact us via email at maddybook@sonoma-county.org.

Contact Information

Christopher Godley

Director of Emergency Management

Department of Emergency Management
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
2300 County Center Drive
Suite 220 B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.46229, -122.725377


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