Sonoma County Five-Year Strategic Plan

On March 2, 2021, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors approved a Five-Year Strategic Plan that includes a broad spectrum of goals that will shape the County's priorities and activities in the coming years. The Strategic Plan identifies five specific pillars: Healthy and Safe Communities; Organizational Excellence; Racial Equity and Social Justice; Climate Action and Resiliency; and Resilient Infrastructure. Each of these pillars have accompanying goals and objectives.

Five-Year Strategic Plan:

Sonoma County Mission

A Mission is a formal summary of the aims and values of an organization. Sonoma County's stated mission is  "To enrich the quality of life in Sonoma County through superior public services."


Values represent the core beliefs that an organization wishes to foster through its actions and in pursuit of its mission. They shape the County's culture and inform the priorities and strategies we choose.

  1. Equity
    Equity is an outcome whereby you cannot tell the difference in critical markers of health, well-being, and wealth by race or ethnicity, and a process whereby we explicitly value the voices and contributions of people of color, low income, and other underrepresented and underserved communities who identify solutions to achieve that outcome.
  2. Excellence
    Excellence is the commitment to superior public service by ensuring all processes and operations are necessary, clearly defined, and efficiently designed.
  3. Accountability
    Accountability is taking ownership of our actions and being fiscally responsible and results driven, so that our success is aligned with community outcomes.
  4. Collaboration
    Collaboration is ensuring that the right people are being included in the discussion, from City partners, community stakeholders, employees and the public, so that we can work together to support common values and a vision to achieve shared goals.
  5. Innovation
    Innovation in County operations is creating an environment for County staff to move projects forward, supporting new ideas and increased efficiency, and developing solutions that have the greatest public benefit.

Guiding Principles

Guiding principles are the overarching philosophies that are applied to each of the Strategic Plan's five pillars. Along with our values, these principles will influence how the County makes decisions, sets policies, allocates resources, implements strategies and measures results.

  • Geographic Equity
    Access to services should be equitably distributed across the County.
  • Leveraging Funds
    By using innovative funding strategies and leveraging grants, the County can advance its strategic priorities without impacting baseline service provision.
  • Partnerships with Cities and Community Stakeholders
    Collaboration with local jurisdictions and community stakeholders is essential in advancing countywide strategic priorities. By working together, we serve the community better.

Board of Supervisor Public Meetings related to the Strategic Plan

Contact Information

Policy, Grants, and Special Projects Division

County Administrators' Office

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8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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County Administration Building

575 Administration Drive

Suite 104A

Santa Rosa, CA 95403
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