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.

  • Water Agency
    Published on November 29, 2021

    On Friday, November 26, Sonoma Water maintenance and operation crews will be conducting emergency repair work in the 16500 block of Highway 116 (River Road) in Guerneville. The work will begin at approximately 4 p.m. Heavy equipment, trucks and personnel will be on site. Traffic controls will be in place for worker, pedestrian and driver safety.

  • Water Agency
    Published on November 29, 2021

    At approximately 5:45 a.m., November 27, Sonoma Water maintenance and operation crews found the source of a wastewater leak in the 16500 block of Highway 116 (River Road) in Guerneville. Repairs will begin shortly on a ruptured sewer force main pipeline and will continue through the day. Heavy equipment, trucks and personnel will be on site. Traffic controls will be in place for worker, pedestrian and driver safety.

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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.