Sonoma County Coast Municipal Advisory Council

The Sonoma County Coast Municipal Advisory Council CAC) comprises the towns and areas of Valley Ford, Bodega, Bodega Bay, Jenner, Timber Cove, Fort Ross, West Cazadero and The Sea Ranch.

The Coast MAC is established to advise the Board of Supervisors and other County decision makers on local planning and management decisions relating to the Sonoma County Coast region, to provide a regular forum for citizen participation in the formation of advisory recommendations on those decisions and to provide a bridge for communication between the County and local residents and businesses, and the general public on local government decisions affecting the Sonoma County Coast.

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2022-2023 MUNICIPAL ADVISORY COUNCIL REPRESENTATIVE
SELECTIONS COMPLETE!


Election Process: Are you wondering why you haven't received a ballot or participated in a vote for these representatives? We have amazing people stepping up to lead these communities - but not enough to require a vote. We'll be talking about community and engagement and how to increase the volunteer participation in forthcoming MAC meetings and welcome your ideas either at the meetings or via emails to district5@sonoma-county.org.

Sonoma County Coast MAC 2022-2023 Representatives

Bodega Bay
Ginny Nichols
is a relative newcomer to Bodega Bay. She is an enthusiastic, innovative product marketer and product manager holding an MBA from the Wharton School and a BFA from the Pratt Institute. She was the co-founder and volunteer coordinator of a recycling program on the east coast, and served as an election officer in the South Bay for many years. She is excited to learn more about her neighbors and the issues facing Bodega Bay.

Carl Osier/Alternate seems to like demanding roles. He is a volunteer firefighter with the Bodega Bay Firefighter Protection District. His day job is a pilot with United Airlines and he and his wife are parents to a three year old with another child on the way. With a young family and deeply engaged in the community, Carl wants to help support efforts to improve the quality of life for the residents of Bodega Bay and West County.

Fort Ross/West Cazadero
Callie Madden/Alternate
Bio will be forthcoming soon.

Jenner
Jill Lippitt
is a retired attorney living on 400 acres in the coastal wilderness who is experienced in water and septic issues, forest management, vegetation management/fuel reduction, permitting and construction, and a host of other rural concerns. Jill is a born networker, can connect people, ideas, and resources together and she intends to increase outreach via a regular MAC column in the Jenner Community newsletter.

Timber Cove
Annie Cresswell grew up in the coastal hills of Cazadero, on Seaview Road (the Ridge) and has been part of the team at the Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods since 2002. Annie understands land use, zoning, forestry, community organizing, environmental   and safety issues. She has worked on environmental issues in the area and researched proposed projects through CDF, Fish and Wildlife and Regional Water Quality. Through this research Annie learned the complexity of these projects and the importance of community involvement. Annie’s goal is to learn from, be available to, and engage her community in projects, proposals, policies, and other related matters that would either directly or indirectly affect them.

Scott Farmer is the current chair of the coast MAC. Scott is a former postmaster with decades of community involvement and proven results in listening, understanding and articulating issues of concern to the Timber Cove community. His focus has been on young families and he believes we are stewards of the land.

Sea Ranch
Marti Campbell, a former banker and financial consultant, has been extremely active in community activities, including service on task forces, boards and committees since she first bought property at The Sea Ranch in 1990. She is the current vice chair of the Coastal MAC.

5th District Field Representative, Elise Weiland, contact at:  (707) 565-2866 - elise.weiland@sonoma-county.org

The 2021-2022 Tourist Impact Fund (TIF) Grant Application is now open!

The Sonoma County Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) is a tax on accommodations at lodging and camping facilities in the unincorporated areas of the county. From this fund, each Supervisorial District in the county receives a percentage for discretionary projects within each District from the Tourism Impact Fund (TIF).

These funds are then awarded in small grants to not for profit organizations to create improvement projects in their community. Awards are based upon the TIF funding area and criteria as listed in below. For geographical areas covered by Municipal Advisory Councils (MAC), the TIF policy has been determined by the MAC with input from the community. For those geographical areas not covered by a MAC, the application will go to District 5 staff and similar policy and procedures will be followed.

General Funding Criteria (No preferential order)

 *Applicants must be a not for-profit organization.

Extra points will be given to those projects that can demonstrate the following, although all good projects fitting the funding priority areas will be considered. 

·                         Greatest Impact on Community

·                         Multi-Community Benefit

·                         Best Return for Dollars (Leveraging/Matching Funds)

·                         Geographic Fairness

·                         Environmental Sensitivity

Sonoma Coast MAC funding priorities

 ·                         Tourism Impact Mitigation

 ·                         Innovative Community enhancement projects

 ·                         Community Resilience

 ·                         Communications infrastructure

 ·                         Disaster preparedness

 ·                         Economic development

Grants are awarded throughout the year on a rolling basis. The PDF application form for the 5th District TIF Grants is linked here:  

5th District TIF application 2021-2022
  • When: March 17, 2022 from 5:30 7:30 PM

    The purpose of the Sonoma County Coast Municipal Advisory Council is to advise county government on issues affecting its community. Try as it might, county government is often unable to deliver a level of service equal to the service provided by a city to its constituents.

  • When: April 26, 2022 at 5:30 PM

    The purpose of the Sonoma County Coast Municipal Advisory Council is to advise county government on issues affecting its community. Try as it might, county government is often unable to deliver a level of service equal to the service provided by a city to its constituents.

  • When: May 19, 2022 from 5:30 7:30 PM

    The purpose of the Sonoma County Coast Municipal Advisory Council is to advise county government on issues affecting its community. Try as it might, county government is often unable to deliver a level of service equal to the service provided by a city to its constituents.

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