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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.

Coronavirus Response

On Wednesday, March 4th, the Board of Supervisors declared a local emergency in response to Coronavirus. 

Please continue to practice good hygiene to reduce your risk of becoming infected with a respiratory virus. Even if you are not in a high risk category, practicing social distancing and staying home whenever possible will protect those around you who may be more vulnerable to severe disease. Follow basic preventative measures like thoroughly washing your hands, staying home as much as you can, and disinfecting surfaces often. Throw disinfecting wipes in the trash, don’t flush them down the toilet. 

  • If you have general questions, please call 211 or or text your zip code to 898-211 to be connected with a call taker. For detailed, up to date information including number of positive cases, newest Press Releases, Frequently Asked Questions, and testing information, please visit: 
  • If you are experiencing symptoms or have other questions about your own health or health care, please contact your health provider. 
  • If you are a worker who is experiencing financial hardship due to hours reduction, self-isolation, or caregiving, you may be eligible for benefits. The Governor has waived the one week waiting period due to the emergency. Please visit the State of California Employment Development Department’s Coronavirus page for more information: 
    EDD Coronavirus 
  • We are encouraging those engaged citizens who would like to follow our Tuesday Board Meetings to attend virtually. You can watch the live stream by clicking the link under the “Video” heading for the given meeting once it is in session on the calendar website here: 
    Board of Supervisors Calendar

  • The County is releasing Public Service Announcements and conducting Virtual Town Halls in English and Spanish periodically to inform the community. You can review these on the County of Sonoma's Youtube site, or on media outlets like KRCB's website.
    County of Sonoma Youtube
    KRCB Coronavirus Page

The Coronavirus is the first emergency of this kind we have had to weather as a community, but we have been through many emergencies before. We will get through this as a community, because we are Sonoma Strong. 

A New Approach for Our County

Immediate Temporary Shelter Site 

UPDATE: On Tuesday, March 10th, the Board of Supervisors will begin the process of selecting alternate sites for more long term Indoor Outdoor shelters. You can review the options that will be presented to the Board on or after Friday, March 6th from the calendar: Board of Supervisors Calendar

Los Guilicos was selected as the location for the Immediate Temporary 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:  jtibbetts@svdp-sonoma.org

For frequently updated information and Frequently Asked Questions about the Los Guilicos site, visit the Los Guilicos Village page on the County website.

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 February 2020. 


View the complete graphic here:  2019-Homeless-Count-Summary-Infographic

For more information about our local homeless population you can read the complete report online: Homeless Count

  • Published on September 9, 2015

    The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for the Bay Area, including Sonoma County, warning of high temperatures today and through the end of the week. Inland temperatures are expected to reach the upper 90s and low 100s. Sonoma County Department of Health Services reminds residents that excessive heat poses a significant health risk, particularly to the elderly, young children, pregnant women and those with chronic diseases. Heat-related illnesses range from…

  • Published on September 4, 2015

    On Friday, September 4, 2015, the Sonoma County Department of Health Services issued a health warning to the public to keep animals away from the Russian River.

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  • Published on March 17, 2020 at 3:58 PM

     La Oficial de Salud del Condado de Sonoma emitió una orden de salud, efectiva a la media noche del miércoles 18 de marzo, dirigiendo a los residentes del Condado de Sonoma a resguardarse en casa.

  • Published on February 18, 2020

    Deva Marie Proto, County Clerk-Recorder-Assessor-Registrar of Voters, reminds Sonoma County residents that the deadline to register to vote in the upcoming March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary Election, is tonight, February 18, 2020 at midnight Pacific Time. 

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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

SVCAC Agendas & Minutes

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