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Board of Supervisors Department

For Immediate Release

Supervisor Susan Gorin Invites District 1 Constituents to Serve on Boards and Commissions

Santa Rosa,CA | February 23, 2018

First District Supervisor Susan Gorin invites community members to apply for positions on local policy making bodies. Applications and a list of all boards, commissions, and committees to which the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors appoints members is available online at: Boards, Commissions, Committees & Task Forces. The vacancy list on the site shows available opportunities for involvement. All applications are due by 5:00pm on March 16, 2018.

“Local government leaders want to hear your thoughts and your ideas on how to make improvements to a variety of issues in our community,” said Supervisor Susan Gorin. “Please consider joining one of over 75 Sonoma County Boards and Commissions and let your voice be heard.”

In the First District, Supervisor Susan Gorin is currently calling for applicants for the following commissions and boards:

Sonoma Valley Citizens Advisory Commission (SVCAC) - County Alternate and North Valley: Two vacancies. North Valley Appointee must reside in the north valley area. County Alternate must live in the unincorporated area and within the jurisdiction of the SVCAC. The SVCAC is a joint advisory agency with representation from the County of Sonoma and the City of Sonoma to share responsibility for local planning in the Sonoma Valley. The SVCAC provides a regular forum for citizen participation in the formation of public policy, consider issues concerning the Sonoma Valley, evaluate solutions of these issues, advise elected officials and other decision makers, and form a bridge for communication between the various governmental agencies and the general public.

Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District Advisory Committee: One vacancy. 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.

Sonoma County Local Task Force on Integrated Waste Management: One vacancy. To develop goals, policies, and procedures which are consistent with guidelines and regulations adopted by the Board, to guide the development of the Siting Element of the County-wide integrated waste management plan.

The Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women: One vacancy. The Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) was established in 1975 to promote equal rights and opportunities that enhance the quality of life for all women and girls and to address issues of discrimination and prejudice that negatively affect women in Sonoma County.

Sonoma County Fish and Wildlife Commission: One vacancy. Receives and reviews applications for funding for various projects and recommends to the Agricultural Commissioner that certain projects be funded from the County's fish and wildlife propagation fund.

Sonoma County Tourism Board: One vacancy. To provide for the levying of assessments on specified lodging businesses within Sonoma County which will fund activities and programs promoting tourism in the Area.

For more information, please contact Supervisor Gorin’s District Director, Pat Gilardi at (707) 565-3752 or via email or District Aides: Arielle Kubu-Jones, (707) 565-2989,; Liz Hamon, (707) 565-1776,



Contact Information

Public Information Office, County Administrator's Office
County of Sonoma
(707) 565-3040