Creative Sonoma Advisory Board Meeting

July 10, 2019 from 5:00 6:30 PM

141 Stony Circle
Suite 110
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
38.44011, -122.745706


Unifying Vision:  Greater Consequence Through Excellence, Engagement, Equity

We welcome public comment regarding any subject not on the agenda during the time identified for “Public Comment”. All matters requiring a response will be forwarded to staff. Presentations made under “Public Comment” are normally restricted to three (3) minutes in length per meeting unless the Chairman specifically authorizes additional time.

1.  Call to Order/Introductions 

2.  Approval of the minutes from the March and May meetings

3.  Public Comments (if any)

4.  Welcome to and Introduction of Sheba Person-Whitley, EDB Executive Director

5.  Critical Updates/Committee Reports/Action Items:

  • Nominating Committee Report
  • County TOT Allocation Update

6.  Thinking Forward Topics

  • Creative Sonoma 5 Year Anniversary
  • Draft Individual Donor Plan

- Art Break –

7.  Program Reports (at the discretion of the Board, time permitting)

  • Strategy #1:  Expand opportunities for creatives through resources:  funding, training, convenings, collaborations, data
    • Grant Making
    • Professional Development
    • Collaborations:  Arts Education
    • Data:  Research
  • Strategy #2:  Increase awareness, appreciation and support – including financial – for Sonoma’s creative community
    • Resource Development:  Grantwriting
  • Strategy #3:  Be a creative resource to other divisions of the government and community causes
    • Public Art

8. New Business (if any)


Open Meetings: Except as expressly authorized under the Brown Act, all meetings of Creative Sonoma are open to attendance by interested members of the public. Public Comment: Creative Sonoma invites comment from the public on issues under consideration and other issues worthy of consideration. Written comment is preferred in all cases, especially to suggest new issues. Comments should be provided to the Creative Sonoma office at least 10 days before the meeting in order to be distributed to Creative Sonoma Advisory Board Members with agenda materials. Oral comment on a Creative Sonoma agenda topic will be allowed during a 10-minute period at the beginning of the meeting.

Disabled Accommodation: If you have a disability which requires an accommodation, an alternative format, or requires another person to assist you while attending this meeting, please contact the Sonoma County Economic Development Board at (707) 565-7170 as soon as possible to ensure arrangements for accommodation.

Contact Information

Economic Development Board
County of Sonoma
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
141 Stony Circle
Suite 110
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
38.44011, -122.745706