Department of Emergency Management Sonoma County

Louis "Pete" Peterka Emergency Management Award

The Department of Emergency Management annually honors an individual, group, or program for their outstanding commitment to emergency management by presenting the Louis “Pete” Peterka Award at the December meeting of the Emergency Coordinators Forum.

The award is named after the grandfather of emergency management in Sonoma County, Pete Peterka. He led what was then known as the Sonoma County Office of Emergency Services from 1977 to 1985. Pete is a legend in the field of emergency management and recognized as one of the pioneers instrumental in turning moribund local civil defense programs into functional, multi-hazard plans and response.

The efforts of all these individuals have significantly advanced emergency management in the Sonoma Operational Area.

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For their outstanding commitment to emergency management in the Sonoma County Operational Area:

2019

City of Sonoma

2018

Sonoma County Permit & Resources Management – Permit Sonoma 

2017

National Weather Service, Monterey Office

2016

Dennis Smiley, Detective Sergeant, Sonoma County Sheriff's Office

2015

Becoming Independent serving Sonoma, Napa and Solano Counties

2014

Sonoma County General Services Department, Gene Clark, Ed Buonoccorsi, David Worthington, Fleet Operations

2013

Redwood Empire Schools Insurance Group, Loss Prevention Division, Erin Tarkanian, Christine Dektor, Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, Clint Shubel, Shawn Murphy, Rod McMasters, Jesse Hanshew, Jennifer Abrao, Charity Koch, Sonoma County Office of Education, Lynn Garric

2013 Peterka Award

2012

Mark Netherda, M.D., Deputy Public Health Officer, Sonoma County Health Services

2011

John Zanzi, Fire Chief, Sebastopol

2011 Peterka Award

2010

Kaiser Medical Center, Santa Rosa, Gabe Kearney, Marin/Sonoma Service Area Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

2009

Robert Stewart, Police Chief, Cotati

2009 Peterka Award

2008

Bill Adams, County Counsel, Sonoma County

2007

Santa Rosa Citizens Organized to Prepare for Emergencies (COPE), Paul Hess, Emergency Coordinator, City of Santa Rosa

2007 Peterka Award

2006

Ed Buonaccorsi, Director of Facilities, Santa Rosa

2006 Peterka Award

2005

Dave Kroenberg, Director, Sonoma County General Services

2005 Peterka Award

2004

Sonoma County Division of Public Health, Leigh Hall, M.D., Chris Love, Marry Miller

2003

Chris Thomas, Department Analyst, Sonoma County

2002

Ron Alves, Alves & Associates, Jim Baker, Baker & Associates, Kevin Marks, Alves & Associates

2002 Peterka Award

2001

Roger Sigtermans, Administration Officer, Auxiliary Communications Service (ACS)

2000

Sandy Stoddard, Disaster Coordinator, Sonoma County Red Cross

1999

Jeannie Goobanoff, Loss Prevention Manager, Redwood Empire Schools Insurance Group (RESIG)

1998

Gary Guignan, Fire Chief, Forestville

1997

Terry Krout, Fire Chief, Petaluma

Contact Information

Jeff DuVall, Deputy Director
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
Address
2300 County Center Drive
Suite 220 B
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
38.46229, -122.725377

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