Commission on the Status of Women

YOU Have a Voice!

In partnership with you — the women of Sonoma County — we represent your needs, issues, and concerns to our local government officials to ensure that women's issues are in the forefront when considering policy and actions that will affect women on local, state, and national levels. 

We currently have one opening in the First District. Also, a number of our ad hoc committees and liaison groups are accepting volunteers at this time. Please consider getting involved.

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“The Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is aware of the recent investigation into the acts of vandalism in the City of Santa Rosa.  CSW is fully aware of the names of those suspected of conducting this illegal act.  CSW does not condone acts of vandalism, regardless of the intent. We also believe a person is innocent until proven guilty. The recent actions of individuals in regard to the vandalism in Santa Rosa do not reflect the values or mission of CSW.  CSW advocates for women’s rights, however, we do not endorse advocacy by the use of any illegal action(s).”
~ Trisha Almond, Chair

Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter

The Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women stands with the BLM movement, and with those protesting the systemic, racist violence in our community and around the world. We decry all violence, especially that based on hate and bias. We pray that the pain and anguish displayed in our black communities will be the catalyst for meaningful dialog and change.

Today we honor the memories of the countless black women, and black women-identifying — many of whose names rarely make the headlines — killed at the hands of law enforcement and others. 


Breonna Taylor
Aiyana Stanley-Jones
Tanisha Anderson
Yvette Smith
Rekia Boyd
Natasha McKenna
Sandra Bland.
Kindra Chapman
Kimberlee Randle-King
Joyce Curnell
Ralkina Jones
Kayla Moore
Gynnya McMillen.
Korryn Gaines.

Statement in Support of Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders

The Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women stands with the Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. We denounce the increasing bias, violence, and hate crimes toward AAPI individuals. Anti-Asian prejudice  is one of many forms of systematic racism that continues to operate in our nation and it's institutions.

We ask all to stand in solidarity with those who are experiencing this and other forms of racism and xenophobia.

SoCo CSW honors the memories of the Asian women who recently lost their lives at the hands of a white male who blamed them for his sexual addiction.

Xiaojie Tan
Daoyou Feng
Yaun Gonzalez
Soon Chung Park,
Hyun Grant
Suncha Kim

Voices of Sonoma County Women

The 2020 Voices of Sonoma County Women Report was prepared with the data generated from Listening Sessions held throughout the County, including one with the women housed at the Sonoma County Main Adult Detention Facility, and responses to the Voices of Sonoma County Women survey.

Data was collected between January 2019 and January 2020. We are currently sharing this report with organizations and individuals throughout Sonoma County. 

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  • Published on August 23, 2019

    All local women are invited to attend a free “listening session” for the Voices of Sonoma County Women project, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 25 at Cloverdale High School. The year-long Voices project, sponsored by the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), is intended to gain a comprehensive understanding of local women’s concerns about issues impacting women and girls.

  • Published on April 6, 2018

    Sonoma County Junior Commission on the Status of Women to host a "Body Positivity Day" festival on April 15, 2018.

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Contact Information

Tracy Cunha

Commission Coordinator

Commission on the 
Status of Women

Human Resources Department
County of Sonoma
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
Sonoma County Administration Building
575 Administration Drive
Suite 116B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.464975, -122.725632

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