Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission

A joint advisory agency with representation from the County of Sonoma and the City of Sonoma to share responsibility for local planning in the Sonoma Valley. Find agendas and other information about the SVCAC go to:


Board of Supervisors and Sonoma City Council: Resolution 93-1552, October 12, 1993; Joint Powers Agreement: 98-1281 on 10/6/98; 04-0026 on 1/6/04; 06-0776 on 9/12/06; 14-0086 on 3/11/14


To provide a regular forum for citizen participation in the formation of public policy, consider issues concerning the Sonoma Valley, evaluate solutions of these issues, advise elected officials and other decision makers, and form a bridge for communication between the various governmental agencies and the general public.

Membership Term

Four years at the pleasure of the appointing authority, with no commissioner serving more than two consecutive terms.

Meeting Schedule

Fourth Wednesday of most months, 6:30 p.m. Meetings are held at the Sonoma Police Department, Community Room, 177 First Street West, Sonoma.

Membership Composition

17 total: 11 Commissioners, 2 Alternates, 2 Emeritus (non-voting) commissioners, and 2 Ex-Officio (non-voting) members.
19 Members: 4 Current Vacancies
RepresentingMember NameAppointmentTerm Expires
City of SonomaDitty Vella
City of SonomaJack Ding
City of SonomaPat Pulvirenti
City of Sonoma - AlternateVacantVacant
City of Sonoma - EmeritusVacantVacant
City of Sonoma - Ex-OfficioDavid Cook
City of Sonoma - Ex-Officio Alt. (Alternate)Logan Harvey
County of Sonoma - Alternate (Alternate)Steve MullenSumm Act #45, 5/22/20185/22/2022
County of Sonoma - EmeritusMark BramfittSumm Act #29, 8/25/2015
County of Sonoma - Ex-OfficioRichard Fogg
County of Sonoma - Ex-Officio Alt. (Alternate)Greg CarrSumm Act #57, 7/12/2011
El Verano WestTim CurleySumm Act #47, 6/11/20186/11/2022
El Verano WestTim FreemanSumm Act #32, 11/15/201611/16/2020
El Verano WestVacantVacant
North ValleyMargaret SpauldingSumm Act #40, 6/11/20194/30/2023
North ValleyMatthew DickeySumm Act #44, 5/22/20185/22/2022
South ValleyShannon KiserSumm Act #30, 9/12/20179/11/2021
Springs EastRyan LelySumm Act #26; 1/8/20191/8/2023
Springs EastVacantVacant

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Contact Information

Pat Gilardi

Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission

County of Sonoma
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Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory

SVCAC Agendas & Minutes

Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory

Provides a public forum to deliberate planning decisions impacting both the City of Sonoma and the unincorporated areas of the Sonoma Valley

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