Your Government

Sonoma County is comprised of 26 distinct departments that provide a wide array of services to residents. From law enforcement to road maintenance to promoting economic development, the county works to improve the lives of residents within the county boundaries. As agents of the state, counties are also responsible for administering many of the State’s health, welfare and criminal justice programs.

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Our Governing Boards

The Board of Supervisors

The Board of Supervisors is comprised of five members, one from each of the five districts, elected to four-year terms. The Board establishes policies concerning growth and development, and sets priorities for all activities within the county. In addition, they oversee the many departments and agencies of county government that provide county-wide services, health and welfare programs, elections, and public safety programs. The Board of Supervisors is also the governing body that provides municipal services to those unincorporated areas outside of cities.

The County Administrator

The Board of Supervisors appoints County Administrator who assists the Board in managing, directing and coordinating the operations of all county departments. The County Administrator also prepares the county budget and makes recommendations to the Board to promote economy and efficiency within the county.

  • Published on October 22, 2021
    The National Weather Service announced today a Flash Flood Watch for the North Bay, including Sonoma County, ahead of an atmospheric river forecast to arrive on Sunday, Oct. 24.
  • Water Agency
    Published on October 22, 2021

    Anticipándose a la llegada de una gran tormenta el domingo y los caudales elevados del río, la Agencia de Agua del Condado de Sonoma (Sonoma Water) el sábado 23 de octubre comenzará el proceso de desinflar la presa de hule ubicada en el río ruso cerca de Forestville. 

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Supervisorial Districts

Sonoma County is comprised of 5 supervisorial districts.

1st District
District Supervisor: Susan Gorin

2nd District
District Supervisor: David Rabbitt

3rd District
District Supervisor: Chris Coursey

4th District
District Supervisor: James Gore

5th District
District Supervisor: Lynda Hopkins

Map of Districts

District Lookup

County of Sonoma Boards, Commissions and Committees

County Offices - Holiday Closures

Holiday Closures
Most County offices are closed for these holidays.