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Transportation and Public Works

For Immediate Release

Sonoma County partners with National Guard and City of Cloverdale on infrastructure improvements

SANTA ROSA, CA | August 03, 2022

The County of Sonoma Department of Transportation and Public Works today announced a strategic partnership with the California Army National Guard and the City of Cloverdale to make infrastructure improvements at the Cloverdale Veterans Memorial Building and along Canyon Road in the unincorporated community of Geyserville. Under the agreement, the county is providing all project oversight and materials while the National Guard is providing the labor as an opportunity to train its members in construction and engineering best practices.

“This partnership is a great example of the resourcefulness, ingenuity and collaboration required to get certain projects done,” said James Gore, Chair of the Board of Supervisors. “These are important public infrastructure projects that support our military veterans and the region as a whole, and I’m gratified that we found a workable solution that conserves taxpayer resources while meeting the needs of the guard and our communities.”

Initial projects of the partnership include the installation of a concrete pathway to access the flagpole area at Cloverdale Veterans Memorial Building, as well as a new concrete pad for the facility’s barbeque area. Concrete finish work for the veterans building projects were performed by Mayor Todd Lands of the City of Cloverdale, with debris hauling also provided by the City of Cloverdale.

“Our veterans were willing to put country above self, and for that I am eternally grateful,” said Todd Lands, Mayor of Cloverdale. “I am thankful that I was asked to work with the National Guard and to be able to give back to America’s greatest heroes.”

Other current projects as part of the strategic partnership involve the replacement of a roadside culvert on Canyon Road in Geyserville, which had deteriorated to the point of causing sinkholes and a temporary road closure. The culvert is four feet in diameter and more than 200 feet long in a 10-foot-deep trench. It is one of four segments in a larger storm drain system. 

Photos of all projects are available for editorial use upon request.

For more information about the county’s strategic partnership with the National Guard, please call (707)565-2231 or email TPW@Sonoma-County.org.

For general information about the County of Sonoma Department of Transportation and Public Works, please visit:

https://sonomacounty.ca.gov/development-services/transportation-and-public-works.

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Media Contact: 
Dan Virkstis
Communications Specialist 
publicaffairs@sonoma-county.org
(707) 565-3040
575 Administration Drive, Suite 104A 
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

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