Board of Supervisors Department

Susan Gorin 2022 Responsibilities

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The Board of Supervisors of the County of Sonoma is charged with the responsibility of establishing policy to guide the various functions of the County and, where necessary, to establish procedures by which functions are performed.

Ad-Hoc Committees

Public Art Policy Review

Work with Economic Development Board to explore options for expanding public art in the community. Engage with stakeholders.

Supervisor Gorin's Role: Member

See Ad-Hoc Committee assignments for all Supervisors

Countywide Assignments

First 5 Commission

The California Children and Families First Act of 1998 provided for the creation of a county Commission charged with promoting, supporting and improving the early development of children from the prenatal stage through five years of age. The Commission, now called First 5 Sonoma County Commission, was established by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors in December 1998. 

Supervisor Gorin's Role: Alternate

Health Action  

Identifies priority health and health care issues and develops specific recommendations on local approaches to promote the health of our community and improve the health care delivery system.

Meets quarterly the first Friday.

Supervisor Gorin's Role: Alternate

Homeless System of Care Leadership Council – Replaced Joint City/County Housing and Homelessness

The goal of Home Sonoma County is to achieve functional zero homelessness in Sonoma County through utilization of a Housing First strategy. Through Sonoma County’s homeless system of care, persons experiencing homelessness will be connected to permanent housing as quickly as possible possible by strategically targeting  Rapid Re-housing and  Permanent Supportive Housing as resources.

Supervisor Gorin's Role: Alternate

Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO)

A separate government agency established by state law to oversee orderly development of the county related to the boundaries of local governments. LAFCO can approve or deny annexations or changes to these boundaries and can make determinations allowing the provision of services by a local government outside of its boundary. 

Meets monthly the first Wednesday.

Supervisor Gorin's Role: Primary

Sonoma Clean Power Authority

Sonoma Clean Power (SCP) is the new, locally controlled electricity provider in Sonoma County.  SCP provides residential and business customers across the county the option of using environmentally friendly power, generated by renewable sources, like solar, wind and geothermal. At competitive rates. SCP is a non-profit agency, independently run by the nine Sonoma County cities and the County, which represents unincorporated communities.

Supervisor Gorin's Role: Alternate

Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District

Board Chair and 1st District Supervisor required members.

Supervisor Gorin's Role: Primary

Zero Waste Sonoma  

The Sonoma County Waste Management Agency, formed in April 1992, is the joint powers authority of the nine incorporated cities and the County of Sonoma. The mission of the Agency is waste diversion required by State law AB939. The Agency's programs include household hazardous waste, composting, wood waste recycling, planning and education.

Supervisor Gorin's Role: Primary

See Countywide Assignments for all Supervisors

Regional Assignments

Association of Bay Area Governments

Acts as the official planning agency for the SF Bay region, with a mission to strengthen cooperation among local governments.

Meets every other month on the third Thursday.

Supervisor Gorin's Role: Alternate

Bay Conservation Development Commission

Dedicated to the protection and enhancement of San Francisco Bay and its responsible use. Primary activities are planning the protection, enhancement, and restoration of wetlands; protecting wetlands, and balancing the protection of wetlands against other often high priority objectives. 

Meets monthly first and third Thursday.

Supervisor Gorin's Role: Primary

North Bay Watershed Association

A group of 15 regional and local public agencies located throughout Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties whose mission is to facilitate partnerships across political boundaries that promote stewardship of the North Bay watershed resources.

Meets monthly on the first Friday.

Supervisor Gorin's Role: Primary

North Bay Water Reuse Authority – Sonoma Water Representative

Cooperative program in the North San Pablo Bay region that promotes sustainability and environmental enhancement by expanding use of recycled water.

Meets quarterly on the third Monday.

Supervisor Gorin's Role: Alternate

North Bay Water Reuse Authority – Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District Representative

Cooperative program in the North San Pablo Bay region that promotes sustainability and environmental enhancement by expanding use of recycled water.

(Note: No official term)

Meets 5 times a year on the third Monday of January, March, May, August and November.

Supervisor Gorin's Role: Primary 

State Assignments

Santa Rosa Plain Groundwater Sustainability Agency

Formed to sustainably manage groundwater in the Santa Rosa Plain groundwater basin.

Supervisor Gorin's Role: Alternate

Petaluma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency

Formed to sustainably manage groundwater in the Petaluma Valley groundwater basin.

Supervisor Gorin's Role: Primary

Sonoma Valley Groundwater Sustainability Agency

Formed to sustainably manage groundwater in the Sonoma Valley groundwater basin.

Supervisor Gorin's Role: Primary

See state assignments for all Supervisors

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