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Advisory Council to Area Agency on Aging

Civic Engagement Committee

The Civic Engagement Committee studies, reviews and advocates for legislative issues and concerns related to the well-being of seniors, adults with disabilities, and their caregivers in Sonoma County and makes appropriate recommendations to the Council.

Meeting Schedule

The 1st Thursday of the month at 12:00 PM. To be held virtually on zoom for the foreseeable future.

Next Meeting

Thursday, February 2, 2023

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm.

Virtual Meeting via Zoom:

  • Zoom Webinar: Join Meeting
  • Telephone: + 1-669-900-9128
  • Webinar ID: 825 3183 0233
  • Passcode: 906827


12:00     1. Welcome! (Reynoza)

12:05     2. Approve Jan. 5, 2023 Civic Engagement Meeting Minutes (Reynoza)

12:10     3. Reports, updates, alerts, events, and resources (Reynoza)

  • Partner announcements and public comment
  • Brown Act update - State of Emergency ends February 28th, return to In-Person Meetings beginning March 1st, 2023.

 12:20     4. AAA Needs Assessment & Area Plan Update Process (Cortez/Parrish)

 12:25     5. Improving Latino outreach and engagement (Reynoza)

  • Cultivating community partnerships
  • Guests:
    • Martha Moya and Iclea Lopez, Sonoma County Adult & Aging
    • Ezequiel "Zeke" Guzman, Latinos Unidos
    • Alma Bowen, Nuestra Comunidad
  • District-specific outreach opportunities
  • ACTION: Consider forming a Latino engagement workgroup

 1:05        6. Vulnerable Missing Person’s Program (Reynoza)

An app-based pilot program to help locate vulnerable missing persons faster and improve communication with police officers. Vulnerable community members are those with Alzheimer’s disease or any form or dementia, and those with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

Guests: Kim Grindell and Danielle Neaustadt, Santa Rosa Police Department

 1:25        7. Check your calendar (Reynoza)

Feb 4        Rosa Parks Day (free bus rides)

Feb 15      Advisory Council (via Zoom)

Mar 2       Civic Engagement Committee (in person)

1:30        8. Adjourn (Reynoza)

Civic Engagement Committee Upcoming Events