Boards, Commissions, Committees & Task Forces

The California Legislature has taken special interest in opportunities for the general public to become involved in local government by serving on local boards, commissions and committees. Information about vacancies in these bodies is available to the public as a result of legislation sponsored by the late Senator Ken Maddy. 

The following link provides a list of all regular and ongoing boards, commissions and committees to which the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors solely appoints members, or in a joint effort with other governmental bodies appoints members.  This list is also available upon request at the office of the Clerk of the Board. 

Thank you for your interest in local government.

Full list of Boards, Committees, Commissions, and Task Forces with one or more Board of Supervisors Appointment

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  • The Sonoma County Commission on AIDS is committed to assisting the community of Sonoma County to develop and implement an efficient HIV strategy plan that addresses prevention, treatment and care, and assures the preservation of human rights.

  • The AAA Advisory Council advises the Board of Supervisors on issues and concerns affecting seniors (60 years and over) and adults with disabilities in Sonoma County. Responsibilities include planning, funding, advocacy, program development and coordination of existing services.
  • The Committee shall render advice and make recommendations to the Board of Directors on matters that the Board may, from time to time, refer to the Committee for its consideration.
  • The Sonoma County Fiscal Oversight Commission, as required by Ordinance 5677R (Measure F), provides independent fiscal oversight for the operations of the Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation & Open Space District.
  • Airport Land Use Commission Thumbnail
    The Airport Land Use Commission (ALUC) is responsible for regulation of land use around airports. Assists local agencies in ensuring compatible land uses in the vicinity of airports. Provides for the orderly development of air transportation while protecting the public health, safety and welfare. Prepares and adopts a Comprehensive Airport Land Use Plan (CALUP). Reviews the plans and actions of local agencies and airport operators.
  • On October 24, 2017 the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 to dissolve the Alcohol and Drug Problems Advisory Board. 

  • Art Advisory-75
    An appointed committee of five shall meet to make recommendations related to artwork utilizing the tenets of the Art on County Property Policy, which provides guidelines for displaying artwork in facilities owned, controlled or leased by the County of Sonoma.
  • The Assessment Appeals Board constitutes the board of equalization for Sonoma County and has the power to equalize the valuation of taxable property within the county for the purpose of taxation, as provided by applicable law.
  • To participate in the development of a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian facilities plan, review project proposals, and prioritize a project list for consideration by the Board of Supervisors.
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Contact Information

Maddy Book

County of Sonoma

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The Brown Act

Ralph M. Brown Act.

Brown Act

California Legislative Information Chapter 9. Meetings