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Media Contacts by Sonoma County Department & Agency

County of Sonoma

Contact:Rebecca Wachsberg
Title:Deputy County Administrator - Community & Government Affairs
Address: 575 Administration Drive, Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone:(707) 565-3782
Fax:(707) 565-3778

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Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District

Contact:Amy Ricard
Title:Community Relations Specialist
Address: 747 Mendocino Ave, Suite 100
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone:(707) 565-7261

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Department of Health Services

  • Behavioral Health Division
    • Crisis Assessment, Prevention, and Education
    • Crisis Stabilization Unit
    • Jail Mental Health Services
    • Dependency Drug Court & Drug Free Babies
    • Mental Health Services Act Coordination (Proposition 63)
    • Mobile Support Team
  • Health Policy, Planning & Evaluation Division
    • Alcohol, Tobacco, And Other Drugs Violence Prevention
    • Dental Health
    • Obesity Prevention
  • Public Health Division
    • Disease Control and Surveillance
    • Environmental Health (Restaurant Inspections, Solid Waste, Freshwater and Ocean Water Quality)
    • Home and Field Nursing (Nurse-Family Partnership)
    • Public Health Laboratory
    • Women, Infants, Children Program (WIC)
  • First 5 Sonoma County Commission
  • Sonoma County Animal Services
  • County & Community Initiatives
    • Health Action
Contact:Scott Alonso
Title:Communications Manager
Address: 490 Mendocino Avenue, Suite 101
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone:(707) 565-6625
Fax:(707) 565-6619
Mobile:(707) 867-6564

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Human Services Department

  • Adult and Aging Services Division
    • Adult Protective Services
    • Area Agency on Aging: Aging Together; My Care, My Plan: Speak Up Sonoma County; A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls; the Sonoma County Elder Justice Coalition
    • In-Home Supportive Services
    • In-Home Supportive Services Public Authority
    • Multipurpose Senior Service Program
    • Public Administrator / Public Guardian / Public Conservator
    • Veterans Service Office
  • Economic Assistance Division
    • CalFresh (formerly food stamps)
    • Medi-Cal, Covered California and County Medical Services Program (CMSP)
    • General Assistance Program
  • Employment and Training Division
    • Job Link (with Sonoma County Workforce Investment Board)
    • Sonoma Works (aka CalWorks)
    • Sonoma County Youth Ecology Corps (with Water Dept.)
  • Family, Youth and Children’s Services Division
    • Child Protection Services
    • Foster Care / Adoption
    • Valley of the Moon Children’s Home
    • Redwood Children’s Center
  • County Initiatives
    • Upstream Investments (sponsored by the Board of Supervisors)
    • Road to the Early Achievement and Development of Youth (READY) (with First Five and Cradle to Career Sonoma County)
Contact:Kris Montgomery
Title:Communications Manager
Address: 490 Mendocino Avenue, Suite 101
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Phone:(707) 565-8085
Mobile:(707) 495-6999

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Permit and Resource Management Department

  • Permits & Inspections
    • Building
    • Well & Septic Systems
    • Engineering
  • Planning, Zoning, General Plan, Land Use
    • Boards & Commissions
    • Project Review
    • Environmental Review
    • Major Planning Initiatives (Winery events, vacation rental ordinance, coastal sea level rise, etc.)
  • Code Enforcement
Contact:Maggie Fleming
Title:Communications Manager
Address: 2550 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone:(707) 565-6196

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Regional Parks

Contact:Meda Freeman
Title:Communications Manager
Address: 2300 County Center Drive, Suite 120A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone:(707) 565-2275
Mobile:(707) 321-2003

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Sheriff’s Office

Contact:Sergeant Spencer Crum
Title:Media Relations - Public Information Officer
Address: 2796 Ventura Avenue
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone:(707) 565-3941
Mobile:(707) 483-3555

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Transportation and Public Works Department

  • Charles M. Schulz – Sonoma County Airport
  • Roads
    • Unincorporated road maintenance, paving and projects
    • Funding
  • Sonoma County Transit
  • Water Service Districts of Fitch Mountain, Freestone, Jenner and Salmon Creek
Contact:Jennifer Larocque
Title:Public Affairs Program Manager
Address: 2300 County Center Drive, Suite B 100
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone:(707) 565-2992

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Water Agency

Contact:Brad Sherwood
Title:Community & Government Affairs Manager
Address: 404 Aviation Boulevard
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Phone:(707) 322-8192

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Contact Information

County Administrator's Office
County of Sonoma
575 Administration Drive
Suite 104A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464665, -122.725235

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