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Supervisor Susan Gorin
First District

Supervisorial District 1 MapThe 1st Supervisorial District is bounded on the north by Franz Valley School Road, the Napa county line to the east, to the west by Petaluma Hill, Summerfield, Brush Creek, Wallace & Riebli Roads, & San Pablo Bay to the south.

Population is concentrated in the City of Santa Rosa (Bennett Valley, Rincon Valley & the community of Oakmont), the City of Sonoma and the adjacent unincorporated communities of Kenwood, Agua Caliente, Glen Ellen, El Verano, Boyes Hot Springs, Schellville & Vineburg.

Homeless Crisis:
Emergency Outdoor Shelter Site

On Tuesday, January 14th, the Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to locate an Emergency Outdoor Shelter Site on the Los Guilicos campus to house 60 residents of the Joe Rodota Trail by the end of January. The site will be managed by Saint Vincent de Paul, a well known service provider. Residents at this site will be selected based on vulnerability and readiness, and will need to follow site rules. Residents will be housed in durable units and have access to bathrooms, showers, and meals. Security, transportation, and services will be provided on site, and Saint Vincent staff will be on site 24 hours a day. 

Questions and Comments

Sonoma County Hotline: (707) 565-3856

Sonoma County Email: solvehomelessness@sonoma-county.org

Jack Tibbetts, Executive Director of Saint Vincent de Paul: jtibbetts@svdp-sonoma.org

More Information

For frequently updated information, please visit http://sonomacounty.ca.gov/Homeless-Emergency/

A New Approach for Our County

Emergency Outdoor Shelter Site 

Los Guilicos was selected as the location for the Emergency Outdoor Shelter Site for 60 residents of the Joe Rodota Trail. The site will be operated by Saint Vincent de Paul. Residents will be screened and security will be provided. The site will have rules and a curfew. 


This is not a relocation of the Joe Rodota Trail camp. Residents will be housed in durable shelter units called Pallet Shelters and have access to bathrooms, showers, and regular meals, and work with a Care Team to create goals and transition plans. 

Pallet Shelter

For more information on site management, please reach out to Jack Tibbetts, Executive Director of Saint Vincent de Paul


For frequently updated information and Frequently Asked Questions about the Los Guilicos site, visit


Sonoma County Homeless Population

Our homeless population includes veterans, families, unaccompanied children, former foster youth and seniors. There is no one reason people become homeless. At the last Homeless Census in 2019,  87% percent of the homeless population were living in Sonoma County when they became homeless, and 89% were interested in permanent housing. Our next Homeless Census will take place in January 2020. 


For more information about our local homeless population


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Contact Information

Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
Board of Supervisors
575 Administration Drive
Room 100 A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464626, -122.725441

Elected Term in Office

Term of Office

4 Years

Elected to Office

November 2012

Current Term

Began January 2017

Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory

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Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory

Provides a public forum to deliberate planning decisions impacting both the City of Sonoma and the unincorporated areas of the Sonoma Valley