State Federal & Bay Area Government

Bay Area Counties

Alameda County
The County enjoys a varied geography ranging from urban marinas to rolling open spaces to hillside lakes and streams.

Contra Costa County
The County of Contra Costa, California (the "County") was incorporated in 1850 as one of the original 27 counties of the State of California (the "State"), with the City of Martinez as the County Seat.

Marin County
Marin is just south of Sonoma County and connects via the Golden Gate Bridge to San Francisco.

Mendocino County
Mendocino borders Sonoma County to the North and also has some beautiful coastlines and home to the famous Skunk Train.

Napa County
is Sonoma County's the neighbor to the east, and also a traveling destination and home to 130,000 residents.

San Francisco City and County
San Francisco is a unique and breathtaking metropolis. From the famous icon of the Golden Gate Bridge to the exquisite art galleries at SFMOMA, the City takes pride in its unrivaled attractions, renowned museums, and its unique neighborhoods which are treasures of its own.

San Mateo County
San Francisco International Airport is located at the northern end of San Mateo County. It covers most of the San Francisco Peninsula just south of San Francisco.

Santa Clara County
Santa Clara, is a county located at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay Area. The highly urbanized Santa Clara Valley within Santa Clara County is also known as Silicon Valley.

Solano County
The blend of agriculture, corporate business and pleasant lifestyle enhance the attraction of Solano County.

CSAC Listing of California County Websites
California State Association of Counties

Public Agencies

Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG)
ABAG is governed by a 38-member Executive Board comprised of locally elected officials based on regional population.

California State Association of Counties (CSAC)
Founded in 2008, the CSAC Institute was created to meet demands from county supervisors and senior executives who have few accessible opportunities for professional continuing education.

National Association of Counties (NACo)
The National Association of Counties (NACo) is the only national organization that represents county governments in the United States.

Golden Gate Bridge

Local Educational Institutions

Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC)
The Sonoma County Junior College District is one of the largest single college districts in the country, serving approximately 40,000 students each semester.

Sonoma State University (SSU)
With a tradition of promoting intellectual and personal growth, leadership opportunities and technological proficiency, SSU offers its students a friendly, safe and informal atmosphere on a beautiful campus setting.

Sonoma County Office of Education (SCOE)
SCOE is a strategic partner to the county’s 40 districts and their 175 schools, providing service and support to help them meet legal mandates, operate cost-effectively, and raise student achievement

Empire College
Empire College offers the career training.